Admissions arrangements for 2023 entry to Year 7
This page describes our admissions arrangements for September 2023 entry to Year 7.
The notes on this page set out the main points for parents to note in regard to admissions into Year 7. The wording is taken from the formal admissions policy, which provides further detailed information and should be read in full.
For a pdf copy of the full formal admissions policy, please click here or download the document from the link at the bottom of the page. Please note that minor amendments to this policy were made in November 2022 following a determination by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator. These were intended to clarify the wording in a few places. The main elements as described in the presentation below were unchanged.
A recorded presentation covering the main points of the school's admission process can be found below......
Admission to Year 7 in September 2023 - general principles
The School’s planned admission number (PAN) for entry into Year 7 in September 2023 is 180.
Students will be admitted to the School at the age of 11 on the basis of their ability as determined by their performance in the 11+ entrance examination set and administered by the Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools. The procedures for testing are outlined in the Slough Consortium of Grammar School - a Guide to the 11+ Test document published annually by the Consortium.
A standardised score of 111 or above in the entrance examination means that an applicant is eligible for consideration for admission to the School.
Children with a Special Educational Need or Disability who have an Education Health and Care Plan where the School has been named by the relevant Local Authority will be admitted automatically.
In the event of oversubscription Looked After Children, or children who have been previously looked after , will take priority over all other applicants provided they are eligible for consideration. If this happens during the normal admission round, the number of places available to other applicants will be reduced accordingly.
To resolve issues of oversubscription, the School operates a series of Priority Admission Areas as described below.
Priority Area 1 (Inner)
SL3 7, SL3 8, SL3 9, SL3 0
Priority Area 2 (Outer)
SL0, SL1, SL2, SL3 (outside Area 1), SL4
TW18, TW19, TW20
UB3, UB4, UB7, UB8, UB10
Priority Area 3 (General)
SL5, SL6, SL7, SL8, SL9
TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW13, TW14, TW15
UB1, UB2, UB5, UB6, UB9
HA1, HA2, HA3, HA4, HA5, HA6
W5, W7, W13
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places available, places will be allocated according to the oversubscription criteria below. In all cases, students must have taken the Consortium 11+ tests and achieved equal to or higher than the eligibility score of 111.
- Eligible applicants with a permanent home address within the school’s Priority Area 1, up to a maximum of 100 places. If there are fewer places available than eligible applicants, places will be allocated firstly to those applicants who attract Pupil Premium funding at the closing date for submission of the Common Application Form, and then in rank order of performance in the entrance examination.
- Eligible applicants with a permanent home address within the school’s Priority Area 2 and who attract Pupil Premium funding at the closing date for submission of the Common Application Form.
- Eligible applicants who are children of permanent members of the School staff who have been continuously employed by the school for a period of not less than 2 years prior to the closing date for applications or who have been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
- Eligible applicants with a permanent home address within the school’s Priority Area 2, in rank order of performance in the admission examination.
- Eligible applicants who live within the school’s Priority Area 3, in rank order of performance in the admission examination.
- Eligible applicants who live outside the Priority Admission Areas, in rank order of performance in the admission examination.
Education, Health and Care plans
An Education, Health and Care plan is a plan made by the local authority under Section 37 of the Children and Families Act 2014 specifying the special education provision required for that child.
Section 39(2) of the Children and Families’ Act 2014 requires the local authority to consult the school before naming a school on the Education Health and Care Plan. Section 39(4) gives the only reasons why a school should not be named as “(a) the school or other institution requested is unsuitable for the age, ability, aptitude or special educational needs of the child or young person concerned, or (b) the attendance of the child or young person at the requested school or other institution would be incompatible with – (i) the provision of efficient education for others, or (ii) the efficient use of resources.” Langley Grammar School will therefore work with recognised authorities during the consultation process to ensure that a child with an Education, Health and Care Plan is of suitable ability to be successful in a selective school context.
Looked After Children
Looked After Children are defined as children who are (a) in the care of a Local Authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a LA in the exercise of their social services functions as defined in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989, at the time an application to the school is made.
Previously Looked After Children are children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order including those who appear to the admission authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
An ‘adoption order’ is an order under the Adoption Act 1976 (see Section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (see Section 46 adoption orders).
A 'child arrangements order’ is an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 as amended by Section 14 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).
An applicant’s permanent home address is their normal place of residence, excluding any business address or a relative or childminder’s address, and must be the permanent place of residence of the parent/carer with whom the applicant spends the majority of his/her time.
Where there is a formal residence order or child arrangements order which states that care of the child is equally shared between parents/carers, then it is up to them to agree which address to use for the purpose of making a school place application. If care of the applicant is not equally shared, the address of the parent with whom the applicant spends the majority of his/her time must be used.
Applicants for entry to Year 7 in September 2023 must be resident at that address on the closing date for the Common Application Form on 31st October 2022 and have been continuously resident at the same address since 1st May 2022, ie six months prior to the Common Application Form closing date.
The school may check the authenticity of the address stated; proof of residence or further information may be requested and must be provided.
If the main address has changed temporarily, for example where a family is renting a property on a Short Term Tenancy Agreement (12 months or under), then the parental address remains that at which the parent was resident before the period of temporary residence began unless it can be shown that all ties to the previous address have been relinquished, or that the move is not easily reversible.
The Governors may refuse to base an allocation on an address which might be considered only a temporary address or an address of convenience. An address of convenience is considered to be an address used for the purposes of gaining a school place which is not a child’s normal, permanent residence.
If the permanent home address of an applicant is incorrectly stated or a parent/carer submits false or misleading information or deliberately withholds any relevant information, the application will be invalid and will result in the withdrawal of an offer of a place or a place already accepted at the School.
The Priority Admission Areas represent the geographical area in which almost all students across the school live. It is anticipated that the school will continue to be heavily oversubscribed and that applicants living outside these defined areas therefore have no realistic chance of being offered a place under these admission arrangements.