Bushey Meads School

School: Bushey Meads School
Type: Academy
Address: Coldharbour Lane Bushey Hertfordshire WD23 4PA
Telephone: 0208 950 3000
Email: reception@busheymeads.herts.sch.uk
Age Range: 11-18

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Admission rules for Bushey Meads School

This is an academy mixed-sex secondary school. Specialist status: Technology

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Summary of Rules

  1. 20 places will be allocated on the results of a standardised test of abstract reasoning to assess technological aptitude, places being offered in descending order of test score.

  2. Children currently attending a primary school within the Bushey St James Trust (Little Reddings Primary School) who are not applying to any other school within the consortium. 

  3. Taking into account the places offeered under Rule 2, and the 20 places allocated on the results of the technological aptitude test, the remaining places available at the school will be allocated in equal quartiles:

  • 25% of the remaining places will be allocated to Band A applicants
  • 25% of the remaining places will be allocated to Band B applicants
  • 25% of the remaining places will be allocated to Band C applicants
  • 25% of the remaining places will be allocated to Band D applicants

In the event of under subscription to any band, applicants with the highest score in the adjacent band will be allocated as follows:

  • Band A: applicants taken from Band B
  • Band B: applicants taken alternatively from Bands A and C
  • Band C: applicants taken alternatively from Bands B and D
  • Band D: applicants taken from Band C

If there are no further applicants in the adjacent band, places will be allocated to applicants with the highest scores in the next band. Notes: A child who is the twin of a child offered a place will also be offered a place in the appropriate ability band.

Oversubscription to any band

In the event of oversubscription to any band, places will be offered by applying the following criteria in the order given below:

  1. Children currently in public care (Children Looked After); children who were in care but have since been adopted, or subject to a child arrangements/special guardianship order.

  2. Children of staff.

  3. Children with a brother or sister already at the school and still expected to be at the school when the transfer takes place. (A sibling means the sister, brother, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, or child of the parent/ carer or partner, or children looked after and previously looked after). 

  4. Children who have a compelling medical reason attested by a Medical Practitioner or Consultant, which makes attendance at Bushey Meads School essential. It would also be helpful to provide a letter from your child’s current school explaining how his/her medical condition or disability impacts on his/her school life. Please note that the letter from the Medical Practitioner must explain clearly WHY the child’s severity of illness or disability makes attendance at only Bushey Meads School essential. 

  5. Children who have a brother or sister who attended the school in the past or who currently attends but who will have left by the time the transfer takes place. For the purpose of criterion 4, a sibling means the sister, brother, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, or child of the parent/carer or partner, or children looked after and previously looked after.

  6.  Children in order of preference relating to the distance of their home from Bushey Meads School. When only one place remains in a band and the remaining applicants live an equal distance from the school, the place will be allocated to the child with the higher score in the cognitive abilities tests. The distance from an applicant’s house to the school is a straight line distance measurement provided by Hertfordshire County Council’s GIS system as outlined in the Moving On publication.

The band in which a child is placed is determined by the results of a set of standardised Maths and Verbal Reasoning tests.

• Children with a score equivalent to the top 25% of the population taking the tests are placed in band A.

• The next 25% taking the test are placed in band B.

• The next 25% are placed in Band C and next 25% are placed in Band D. 

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