Admissions to the school
The Head Teacher will normally be the first line of enquiry for a parent/guardian seeking admission to the school.
The following tasks are delegated to the appropriate Head of Learning: 1) Contacting the current school; 2) Referring any consequent concerns back to HT; 3) Organising Form Group/Teaching Groups; 4) Contacting the parent/guardian to arrange admission date
Admission of students at the beginning of Year 7
Transition at Year 7 is the responsibility primarily of the Head of Learning (KS3), with support from the SEND department. The transition process is also supported by the work of the Harleston and District Schools Partnership, a formal grouping of the Schools in the Sancroft catchment area.
Parents complete the necessary admission form and Head of learning (KS3) contacts previous School for transfer of records. She then arranges placement in form and Heads of Departments, in consultation with Head of Learning, placement in sets or ability groups. Where necessary, Heads of Departments/ SENDCo arrange testing for purposes of accurate placement/ diagnosis of need.
Parents applying for the admission of children from outside the 'catchment' area (Year 7 and subsequently)
Parents outside Harleston and the nine villages should apply in the first instance to the Chair of Governors. (See Admissions Policy). Although this school is a ‘catchment’ school, we are happy to accept students from out of catchment, providing they are prepared to meet the cost of transport. This now applies to both Foundation and Open applications. Where the out of catchment student has been directed to Sancroft because of lack of spaces at a more local school, Children’s Services is obliged to meet transport costs.
Key events in the Transition Process
- Open Evening. This takes place in November for the up and coming Year 6 students.
- Head of Learning (KS3) and SENDCo make contact with the Primary Schools and set dates for Summer Term visits.
- Head of Learning and SENDCo have formal meetings with Year 6 teachers
- New Parents Information Evening
- Induction Day for incoming Year 6 students
- Family Interviews with member of Sancroft Staff
For further information please view the school's Admission Policy (pdf).