Turing House School : 2016 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 aspiration.
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.
Published Admissions Number
Turing House has an agreed Published Admissions Number of 100i for admission into Year 7 and will admit up to this number each year.
All applicants will be admitted if fewer than 100i 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 of State.
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 admissionii;
5. i. 20% of the places remaining after the admission of children with SEND and the application of criteria 1-4 will be allocated to those applicants whose home address is closest to the school. While on the temporary site this point is defined as OS Grid Reference TQ 15356 71392 and is located in Somerset Gardens. Please see the map on our website for the location of the point.
5 ii. 80% of the places remaining after the admission of children with SEND and the application of criteria 1-4 will be allocated to those applicants whose home address is 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, iv