Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Year 7 Admissions

Children already in Year 6 of the Academy at the time of secondary applications will transfer to Year 7. You must apply for a place even if your child is already in Year 6 at the Academy.

Arrangements for applications for places to Year 7 at the Academy will be made in accordance with Enfield Borough Council’s co-ordinated admission arrangements and will be made on the Common Application Form provided and administered by Enfield Borough Council.

You must register and apply online through Enfield Council via eAdmissions. Online admissions open on 1 September 2023. The application deadline is 31 October 2023. You will receive the outcome of your application on evening of 1st March 2024.

How places will be allocated at Oasis Academy Hadley

Initial allocations will involve only those applications received by the published closing date and accepted as ‘on time’.

The criteria will then be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. Children in Year 6 of Oasis Academy Hadley
  2. Children in public care (looked after children) and children who were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.
  3. Children for whom the Academy is appropriate on exceptional medical grounds. Such applications will be considered under this criterion if they are supported by an attached written statement from a doctor. This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s medical need and the Academy. The OCL Board will make the decision related to such applications.
  4. Children with a brother or sister (sibling) living at the same address, who will attend the Academy when the applicant would be admitted. The term “sibling” means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins. The Academy reserves the right to ask for proof of relationship.
  5. Children whose parent is a member of staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application and/or children of a member of staff who has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  6. Children living nearest to the Academy. The distance used to determine how close the child lives to the Academy will be the direct measurements from the front door of the permanent home address to the main entrance (South Street) to the Academy site (travel by private car or public transport will not be taken into account).

    Children living nearest to the school measured as the crow flies, that is, in a straight line from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school on South Street. Travel by private car or public transport will not be taken into account. All distances will be calculated by Enfield Council’s admissions IT system using AddressBase Premium. This provides a nation grid co-ordinate and a unique reference for each postal address in Great Britain. The grid reference is provided to a resolution of 0.1 metre (10 cm). The accuracy of each AddressBase Premium is such that each point will fall within the addressed building. In the case of a multi-occupancy building such as flats where there may only be one address point, priority will be given to the applicant whose door number is the lowest numerically or alphabetically.

    The child’s permanent home address is where he or she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Proof of residence can be requested at any time throughout the admissions process. If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.

    If there are more applicants than there are places remaining within a particular category, and where there is no difference in the distance from home to the Academy for two or more children, random allocation, carried out by a person or persons unconnected with the Academy, will be used to allocate the final available place(s) and to establish priority on the waiting list.
  7. Children who have a Statement of Special Educational needs or an Education Health and Care Plan will be offered a place at the Academy if it is named in accordance with the Education Act 1996 and the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.
  8. The Academy publishes specific criteria in relation to minimum academic entrance requirements for admission to the post-16 provision. These criteria are the same for internal and external transfers.