What is an "in-year admission"?
An "in-year admission" is an application received for Years 7 – 11 at any time other than normal secondary transfer.
Does Langley Grammar School accept in-year admissions?
Most of our students join at the start of Year 7, having achieved the eligibility score in the 11+ entrance examination. However, there may be reasons why parents may wish to apply for place at another time, for example if they have moved into the area.
Langley Grammar School is a popular school and is normally over-subscribed. However, places do sometimes become available as families move away from the area, and we are able to consider new applications for admission. As we are a selective school, applicants must sit an entrance assessment before a place can be considered.
Children will therefore only be admitted other than at the start of Year 7 if there are available places and they are (a) transferring from another grammar school in the Slough consortium, or (b) successful in the school’s entrance assessment for their proposed year of entry.
Applicants who have previously sat the Slough Consortium 11+ examination for entry into Year 7, but who did not achieve a standardised score of at least 111, will not be considered for in-year entry into Year 7.
Applications from external candidates applying to join our Sixth Form, to begin A-Level studies at the beginning of the academic year in Year 12, are administered through the separate Sixth Form Admissions Process. See the Sixth Form Admissions page for further details.
How do I submit an in-year application?
Requests for admission into the school, other than at the start of Year 7, should be made directly to the school. Applications for in-year admission may be submitted at any time during the school year.
If you would like your child to be considered for assessment for possible admission to Langley Grammar School, please complete the in-year application form which can be accessed online here or at the link shown below:
Please do not complete an online form if your child is transferring from primary to secondary school as part of normal admissions process at age 11.
When we receive an in-year application, we will
- respond in writing within 15 school days, and
- invite the applicant to the next available date for the entrance assessment.
Please note that if your child left a previous school as a result of permanent exclusion, you must declare this on the admissions form.
What are the assessment arrangements?
Assessments for in-year admission will be held three times each academic year; in the second half of the Autumn Term, the second half of the Spring Term and in the second half of the Summer Term.
The dates for the entrance assessments in 2023-24 are:
Wednesday 6th December 2023 (FULL)
Thursday 21st March 2024 (FULL)
Thursday 27th June 2024 (FULL)
The purpose of the entrance assessment procedure is to determine whether the applicant’s ability is comparable to the other students in the year group for which they are applying for entry. If the assessment shows that this is the case, then the applicant would be regarded as eligible for consideration for a place should one be available. However, eligibility is not a guarantee of a place in the school.
Before offering a place we would usually also request a copy of the most recent school report from the applicant's current school.
What happens if there are more applicants than available places?
If we are considering more than one in-year application at the same time and there are not enough places to accept all eligible applicants, we will give priority to Looked After Children or Previously Looked After Children (those who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order.)
After considering any Looked After or Previously Looked After children, we will apply the following over-subscription criteria in the order shown.
- Eligible applicants with a permanent home address within the school’s Priority Area 1. If there are fewer places available than eligible applicants, places will be allocated firstly to those applicants who attract Pupil Premium funding then in rank order of performance in the entrance testing procedures.
- Eligible applicants with a permanent home address within the school’s Priority Area 2 and who attract Pupil Premium funding at the date of application .
- Eligible applicants who are children of permanent members of the School staff.
- Eligible applicants with a permanent home address within the school’s Priority Area 2, in rank order of performance in the entrance testing procedures.
- Eligible applicants who live within the school’s Priority Area 3, in rank order of performance in the entrance testing procedures.
- Eligible applicants who live outside the Priority Admission Areas, in rank order of performance in the entrance testing procedures.
If the school has no available places, the application will be refused.
Parents can request that their child’s name is kept on the waiting list for the rest of the academic year following refusal.
Applicants who have not been allocated a place have their name added to the waiting list, which is ranked in order of eligibility. Each time an application is received and a new applicant child added, the list will be ranked again. If a place becomes available, candidates on the waiting list are reviewed, and the place is allocated in accordance with the above in-year oversubscription criteria.
Can I appeal if my child's application is refused?
If your child has sat our in-year entrance assessment but their application has been refused, you have the right to appeal against this decision.
You can request an in-year appeal form from the Clerk. You should write to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel, PO Box 4235, Slough, Berkshire SL3 3FP, requesting an in-year appeal form within 2 weeks of receipt of your child's result letter. Your completed appeal form and evidence must be returned to the Clerk. Your appeal will be heard by the Independent Appeals Panel within 30 school days from receipt of the completed appeal form.
Slough Borough Council Admissions
If you are a Slough resident, the Admissions Department at Slough Borough Council will be able to assist you with finding a school place. They can be contacted by the follow means:
The Admissions Team, Slough Borough Council, Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road, Slough SL1 2EL
Telephone: 01753 875728 (Telephone opening hours: 10am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday)