Turing House School : 2015 Admissions Policy
Turing House is an inclusive secondary school established to serve the Middlesex side of the
London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. Our admissions policy reflects this
Turing House will provide school places for young people aged 11 - 18 and the admissions
arrangements for the Year 7 intake are set out below. The Sixth Form will begin admitting
students in September 2019, and a separate admissions policy will apply for entry
Turing House is committed to straightforward, open, fair and transparent admissions arrangements.
The school will act fully in accordance with the School Admissions Code (as revised February
2012), the School Admissions Appeals Code and admissions law as they apply to academies.
Turing House will manage its own admissions for 2015 and applications should be made directly to
the school. (In subsequent years, the school will be part of the Local Authority’s
coordinated admissions process).
That means you can apply to Turing House in addition to your 6 choices on the admissions
form. The process is as follows:
- Complete a Turing House application by January 16th 2015. Applications to
Turing House for 2015 may be made online at: www.turinghouseschool.org.uk.
Alternatively, paper copies of the application form are available from the Turing House
admissions team on 020 8069 6100.
- ALSO make an application for other schools through the usual Local Authority Process.
- On March 3rd 2015 parents will get a Local Authority school offer as well as an
offer (or waiting list notice) from Turing House. Parents should hold both offers
until notified by Turing House and the Local Authority to make a final choice.
Inaccurate or false information on the form could result in the place being withdrawn.
We will operate in keeping with the Local Authority’s Fair Access Protocol.
Published Admissions Number
Turing House has an agreed Published Admissions Number of 150 for admission into Year 7 and will
admit up to this number each year.
All applicants will be admitted if fewer than 150 applications are received.
Special Educational Needs
Children with a statement of special educational need that specifies the school as the placement
school will be allocated a place through a separate procedure, in accordance with the Special
Educational Needs Code of Practice.
Where the school receives more applications than it has places available, the criteria listed
below will apply, after the admission of children with a statement of Special Educational Needs
which names Turing House, the oversubscription criteria will be:
1. Looked-after children or children who were previously looked-after, including those that have
been adopted or been subject to a residence or guardianship order.
2. Children who have an exceptional medical or social need requiring attendance at a particular
school rather than any other school. Such needs must be supported, at the time of application,
by reports or letters from suitable professionals such as GPs, consultants or social workers.
Circumstances cannot be taken into account unless information is provided at the time of
application and failure to provide such information at that stage may therefore affect whether
or not the children are allocated places at the preferred schools. All information submitted
will be regarded as confidential.
3. Children whose parents have been granted Founders’ status of the school by the Secretary
4. Children who have siblings (by which is meant full, step-, half- and adopted siblings living
in the same household) at the school at the point of admissioni;
5. Children living closest to the Admissions Pointii for the school, measured by the
shortest route by road or maintained footpath, accompanied as necessary, from the middle
(the “seed-point”) of their home, out of the front entrance, to this point.iii,