Welcome to Braintcroft AcademY
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The Planned Admission Number (PAN) each academic year for Reception class is 90, and Nursery is 80: there are 40 places in the morning and 40 places in the afternoon.
All parents whose children have a place in our Nursery (September 2020) must apply for a reception place for September 2021 before the closing date on 15th January 2021.
There is no automatic transfer from nursery to reception, and you must apply before the closing date.
Parents/Carers should be aware that they must apply for a nursery place even if there is a sibling already in the academy. The demand for places means that late applications may miss out on a place at the academy.
Applications to our academy is administered by Brent Council. Please apply through eAdmissions for a place. For further information, about the admissions process, criteria and appeals, please visit Brent Admissions.
Parents applying for a place at the Nursery need to apply directly to the academy. Please contact the academy office to pick up an application pack and to arrange for a tour.
Regrettably, admission to the Nursery does not guarantee a reception year place at the academy. A separate application for a place in Reception needs to be made to Brent Council.
Key dates for Reception Admission
|September / October||Academy open evenings / open mornings|
|1 September 2020||Applications open|
|15 January 2021||Applications deadline|
|16 April 2021||National offer day|
|30 April 2021||Response deadline|
|Second round of offers|
|30 April 2021||Deadline for applications and changes for the second round|
|Week ending 14 May 2021||Second round of offers|
|21 May 2021||Second round response deadline|
|Third round of offers|
|21 May 2021||Deadline for applications and changes for the third round|
|Week ending 18 June 2021||Third round offers|
|25 June 2021||Third round response deadline|
|September 2021||Children start at Braintcroft|
In Year Application
All parents/carers who wish to apply for a place at any time in the year will need to contact Brent Council. The council will liaise with you about a place and will contact you with the outcome of your application. If you are a Brent resident, the quickest and easiest way to apply for a place is online by visiting www.brent.gov.uk/admissions.
Alternatively, you can call Brent School Admissions on 020 8937 3110.
Admission Arrangements for Pupils with Special Educational Needs
- Parents inform the academy via the Brent’s Application Form. The Special Needs Co-ordinator is alerted and if the child has a Statement a formal meeting is set up with the parent, headteacher and Special Needs Co-ordinator to discuss if the academy can meet the needs of the child.
- Resource implications are discussed – both staffing and equipment.
- The Special Needs Co-ordinator from the previous school is contacted
- The child is discussed and his or her SEN records are requested.
- Liaison with outside agencies takes place and the class teacher is consulted.
- An individual education plan is put in place on admittance.
Admission Arrangements for Pupils with Disabilities
- Doorways are wide enough to allow wheelchair access.
- The parent informs the academy via Brent’s Admission form.
- The SENCO is informed by SENAS (Special educational needs assessment service) if a child has a Statement. A formal meeting is set up with the parent and the SENCO, to discuss whether the academy is able to meet the child’s needs.
- The Special Needs Co-ordinator attends regular training which she cascades to other members of staff through INSETs. Staff also attend a range of courses to ensure that they have the expertise to support the pupils in their care.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): arrangements for School Admission Appeals
Due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Department for Education has extended the temporary regulations in place to make School Admission Appeals more flexible until 30 September 2021.
The key changes are:
• where face-to-face hearings cannot take place, hearings should be conducted by telephone or video conference
• if telephone or video conference is not possible, appeals can be carried out in writing
• appeals lodged as part of the main admissions round should be determined before the start of the September term, wherever possible
The changes mean:
• admission authorities will have sufficient time to deal with the annual peak in appeals for children due to start new schools at the beginning of September 2021
• parents will continue to have the right to appeal to any school which has refused their child a place
Summary of changes
The new regulations:
• disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person and instead give flexibility for panel hearings to take place either in person, by telephone, video conference or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing
• relax the rules with regard to what happens if one of the 3 panel members withdraws (temporarily or permanently) to make it permissible for the panel to continue with and conclude the appeal as a panel of 2
• amend the deadlines relating to appeals for the time that the new regulations are in force
Further information for Parents
Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
Further details on how to appeal and the timescales can be found here