Simon Balle School (Year 7)

School: Simon Balle School (Year 7)
Type: Academy
Address: Mangrove Road Hertford Hertfordshire SG13 8AJ
Telephone: 01992 410400
Age Range: 11-18

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Admission rules for Simon Balle School (Year 7)

This is an academy mixed-sex secondary school.

Specialist status: Humanities.

This school has introduced a staff rule (No 4) but we do not predict that this will have a significant impact on admission patterns. 


Rule 1 Children in public care (children looked after) and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or a special guardianship order) *(please see notes below).

Rule 2 Medical or Social:  Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.

Rule 3 Children of Staff.  A member of staff is defined as a person who has a permanent contract of employment with the Governing Body of the School at the time of application, and qualifies in the following circumstances; (a) the member of staff has been employed at the school for two years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, or (b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

Rule 4 Sibling in the priority area:  Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age-range of the school.  Note: the ‘normal age range’ is the designated range for which the school provides, for example Years 7 to 13 in an 11-18 school.

Rule 5 Children (without a sibling) who live in the priority area for whom it is their nearest Hertfordshire maintained school or academy that is non-faith, co-educational and non-partially selective. Note: Non-partially selective means that the school does not offer any places based on academic ability.

Rule 6 Children (without a sibling) who live in the priority area who live nearest to the school.

Rule 7 Children (with siblings at the school) living outside the priority area on the basis of distance, with those living closest to the school given priority. 

Rule 8 Children living outside the priority area.

These rules are applied in the order they are printed above.  If more children qualify under a particular rule than there are places available, a tiebreak will be used by applying the next rule to those children. Where there is a need for a tiebreaker where two different addresses measure the same distance from a school, in the case of a block of flats for example the lower door number will be deemed nearest as logically this will be on the ground floor and therefore closer. If there are two identical addresses of separate applicants, the tie break will be random.


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