Welcome to Braintcroft AcademY
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Our academy is part of E-ACT, a multi-academy trust.
E-ACT is the Admissions Authority for the academy and has a planned admission number (PAN) in nursery for 80 and Reception for 90.
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.
All parents whose children have a place in our Nursery (September 2021) must apply for a reception place for September 2022 before the closing date on 15th January 2022.
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.
Offers are made to the number of places available. If there are more applications than places, then places are allocated according to the oversubscription criteria. This applies to in-year applications for each year group.
Applying for your child’s school place should be hassle free. We have put together key information to help you with your application process. We look forward to hearing from you to have a tour of our academy (subject to Covid restrictions).
Please get in touch to book a personal tour or details on our open events via our contact us page
How do I apply for a Place at Reception?
To apply for a place at the Academy you need to complete a ‘Common Application form’ via the Council’s website. The easiest way to complete the application is online, see the link below to start your application:
Application link: click here
The closing date for applications is 15 January 2022
For further information, about the admissions process, criteria and appeals, please visit Brent Admissions.
What happens after I have submitted our choices?
Once you have submitted your choices to the council, your formal offer of a place will come from the council who will write to parents/carers on National Offer Day allocating a single school to your child.
Key Dates for September 2022 – 2023 Primary Admissions
Here are key dates about the admissions process:
Stage of process Date
Applications open 01 September 2021
Academy open days October
Closing date for applications 15 January 2022
National offer day 19 April 2022
Deadline for accepting the offer 04 May 2022
Deadline for submitting appeals 19 May 2022
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time June 2022
Second round of offers
Deadline for applications and changes 04 May 2022
Second round of offers Week ending 13 May 2022
Second round response deadline 20 May 2022
Third round of offers
Deadline for applications and changes 20 May 2022
Third round offers Week ending 17 June 2022
Third round response deadline 24 June 2022
Submit your application on time!
Any forms received after 15 January 2022 will be deemed late and will not be processed until after 19 April (Primary), when offers have been generated for ‘on time’ applications.
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.
over subscription criteria for 2022 – 2023
Once places have been allocated to children with an Educational and Health Care Plan, if there are more applicants than places as set out in the stated PAN, then the following oversubscription criteria for admissions will be used, in the following order:
Criterion 1: A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously ‘looked after’ but immediately after being ‘looked after’, became the subject of an adoption, residence order or special guardianship order.
Criterion 2: Exceptional and Compelling Medical, Psychological, Social or Special Access Reasons which can only be met at the Academy. It is important that additional evidence is required in respect of this Please note that a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must be completed for an application under this criterion within the timescales for the point of entry required.
Criterion 3: Siblings of pupils currently on the roll at the Academy at the time of application for the proposed admission of the applicant.
Criterion 4: Children who at the time of the application are eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium, the Pupil Premium or the Service Pupil Premium. Please note that a SIF form must be completed for an application under this criterion within the timescales for the point of entry required.
Criterion 5: Children whose parent/carer is a member of staff who has either been continuously employed at the Academy for two (2) or more years at the time of application for a place or has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. Please note that a SIF form must be completed for an application under this criterion within the timescales for the point of entry required.
Criterion 6: Any other applications of which priority of placement will be given to children who live nearest to the Academy (including if this address is with a parent/carer with shared responsibility for the child or not). The child’s home address will be the child’s permanent place of residency and must not be a business address, or the address of a relative or carer, unless they have legal custody of the child. Applications must only be made from a single address.
Appeals are dealt with through Brent Council. Information about this can be found here:
You can find the Department of Education School Admissions Appeals Code here.