Turing House Admissions Point
Our Admissions Point, shown as a brown star on the interactive map below, is in Somerset Gardens, near the Fulwell/Teddington border. It is central to the Middlesex side of the borough and chosen as the furthest point (2237m to be precise) from any other local co-ed non-faith secondary school. It is at the heart of an area that has been feeling an increasing local need for places of this type. Locating our Admissions Point at this central location gives some priority to families who have least priority for other mixed schools, and also helps to distribute our impact on other schools' admissions.
Our full admissions policy can be found here. However, most of the places at Turing House School are allocated in distance order from both the Admissions Point and the planned permanent site of the school in Heathfield. The ratio of places is currently 80%:20%, but the size and shape of the admissions area that is generated depends on patterns of applications and preferences. It is influenced by local geography (e.g. the location of parks and rivers), and the relative popularity of other local schools. To help families understand their chances of admission we publish Allocation Maps for previous years - see our Admissions page for details. Also, the bar chart below shows our current distribution of students by ward.
Turing House governors are committed to striking an appropriate balance between serving the area closest to the school, and the broader area of need within the borough. We continuously monitor admissions patterns to ensure this aim is met. In doing so we consider the timing of our move to the permanent site, our potential impact on other schools, and the size of our Year 7 intake, which will increase when we move to our permanent site.