School: Mount Grace School
Address: Church Road Potters Bar Hertfordshire EN6 1EZ
Telephone: 01707 655512
Age Range: 11-18
This is an academy mixed-sex secondary school.
Specialist status: Business and Enterprise and Applied Learning
Rule 1: Children in public care. This also includes children who were looked after and then adopted, or subject to a special guardianship or residency order.
Rule 2: Children with a demonstrable medical or social need to go to the school. A panel of officers will determine whether there’s enough evidence to admit your child under this rule. If you think your child qualifies, you must provide supporting evidence from a doctor, psychologist or other professional involved with your child. The supporting evidence must relate specifically to the school that you are applying to under Rule 2 and must clearly demonstrate why it is the only school that can meet your child's needs. If you are applying online, please send your supporting evidence, which should include your child's name, date of birth and Unique Application Code (UAC), to your local Admissions and Transport team. ‘Medical priority’ is given to children who have an exceptional illness or disability, which means that they can only go to one school. ‘Social priority’ is given to children whose education would be seriously affected if they did not go to a particular school.
Rule 3: Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of application. A ‘sibling’ means the sister, brother, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, or child of the parent/carer or partner. The child must live in the same house as the sibling from Monday to Friday. Important note: you won’t qualify under this rule if the sibling is in their final year at the school. The ‘final year’ is normally Year 11 for secondary schools catering for children up to the age of 16; or Year 13 for schools catering for children up to the age of 18.
Rule 4: Distance. Children living nearest to the school. This applies to all other children who live nearest to the school, the distance being calculated by the Local Authority on the school's behalf.
Rule 5: Languages. 10% of the places will be awarded to children with an aptitude in modern foreign languages, on the basis of the school's assessments. Don't use the Calculator if you're hoping for a place under this Rule. Priority will be given to children with the highest scores.
Tiebreak: home to school distance.
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