School: Townsend C of E (VA) Secondary School
Address: High Oaks St Albans Hertfordshire AL3 6DR
Telephone: 01727 853047
Age range: 11-18
This is a voluntary aided mixed-sex secondary school.
Note: We have renumbered the rules to make them compatible with our calculator.
Rule 1: Children who are/were in public care.
Rule 2: Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.
Rule 3: Children who have a sibling in Years 7 to 12 at the school at the time of application ('sibling' as defined by Hertfordshire County Council).
FOUNDATION/FAITH PLACES (60% of the residual places)
Rule 4: Parents or children who regularly worship at a Church of England Church and whose application is supported by their minister.
Rule 5: Parents or children who regularly worship at another Christian Church and whose application is supported by their minister.
Rule 6: Parents or children who regularly take part in church-sponsored activities and whose application is supported by their minister.
Rule 7: Children who attend a Church of England Primary School.
COMMUNITY PLACES (40% of the residual places)
Rule 8: Children or parents who regularly take part in the activities of a non-Christian faith and whose participation is confirmed by their appropriate faith leader.
Rule 9: Other applicants who indicate on the school application form that they wish for a Church School education for their child.
Rule 10: Other applicants.
Tie-break: In the event of under-subscription in either category, the remaining places will be given to the other category. Should there be oversubscription within any one priority group within a category, those with the shortest journey from home to school – measured by the County Council’s computerised mapping system – will be given priority. A child with a statement of special educational needs that names the school will be admitted.
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