Admissions

As an Academy, the Academy Council is responsible for establishing the Admission Criteria and oversubscription criteria for the College; the Academy Council agreed to follow the admissions and oversubscription criteria set by Cambs County Council. These criteria have not been changed by the Academy Council following the establishment of the Academy. The responsibility for the administration of the Admissions process remains with the Local Authority.

The advertised admissions limit for Swavesey Village College is 240.

Due to the opening of Northstowe Secondary College in September 2019, the catchment area for Swavesey VC will change from September 2019.

Catchment Area for 2018 – 2019:

Children living in the area served by the following primary schools fall within the catchment area for 2018-2019:

  • Bar Hill
  • Elsworth
  • Fen Drayton
  • Fenstanton and Hilton
  • Hatton Park Longstanton
  • Northstowe (Pathfinder Primary and the wider town of Northstowe)
  • Over
  • Pendragon (Papworth Everard)
  • Swavesey

Catchment Area for 2019 – 2020

  • Bar Hill
  • Elsworth
  • Fen Drayton
  • Fenstanton and Hilton
  • Hatton Park Longstanton (years 8 to 11 only)*
  • Northstowe (Pathfinder Primary and the wider town of Northstowe) (Years 8 to 11 only)*
  • Over
  • Pendragon (Papworth Everard)
  • Swavesey

*  if you live in Longstanton village and the town of Northstowe, Y7 students from September 2019 will attend the new Secondary school at Northstowe. If your children are in years 8 – 11 when you move to Longstanton or Northstowe  from September 2019, then they will attend SVC.

 

Since 2005, applications to Swavesey have exceeded 240 and have been allocated on the basis of the College’s published over subscription criteria (see below).

If you would like to enrol your child at Swavesey Village College  then please visit the Cambs County Council Admissions website:

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-&-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/secondary-school/

contact:

Admissions Team
OCT1221
The Octagon
Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP

Tel:   0345 045 1370 (for September starting students)

Email: admissions@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

If you are applying for an In-Year place (ie you want a place at SVC in  current Year 7 after September 2018 and for Years 8 – 11), you must download an application form from the Cambs County Council website:

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-&-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/in-year-applications-moving-schools/

 

Oversubscription Criteria

SVC follows the oversubscription criteria of Cambridgeshire County Council as set out below:

Children who have a statement of special educational needs that names the school will be admitted. NB. Those children with a statement of special educational needs that does not name the school will be referred to Student Assessment and Resources (STAR) Team to determine an appropriate place.

  1.  Children in Care, also known as Looked After Children (LAC) and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a residence order or a special guardianship order;
  2.  Children who live in the catchment area, attend primary schools within the catchment area and who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
  3.  Children who live in the catchment area with a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
  4.  Children who live in the catchment area who are attending the primary schools within it;
  5.  Children who live in the catchment area;
  6.  Children who live outside the catchment area, who are attending primary schools within it and who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
  7.  Children who live outside the catchment area who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
  8.  Children who live outside the catchment area who are attending the primary schools within the catchment area;
  9.  Children who live outside the catchment area, but nearest the school as measured by a straight line.

In cases of equal merit in each set of criteria, priority will go to children living nearest the school as measured by a straight line. The distance, for admissions purposes, is measured using the straight line distance from the centre point of the home to the main pupil entrance to the school. These distances are produced by the LA Admissions team for the school. For families who live outside the area covered by the Cambridgeshire mapping system, distances are determined using a combination of local maps and on-line resources.

Appeals Procedure

The school follows the published appeals procedure set out by the Local Authority. Please go to

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20059/schools_and_learning/363/apply_for_a_school_place/8

Admissions Policies

SVC Admissions Policy 2018 2019

SSVC Admissions Policy 2019 2020

SVC Admissions Policy 2020 – 2021(DRAFT)

Annual consultation of Admission Arrangements for admission in 2020 – 2021

 The School Admissions Regulations 2012 requires that the Academy Trust, (Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust) as the admission authority for the following schools, consults with all interested parties where there are any proposed changes to the arrangements for admission to the school, or as a minimum at least once every seven years.

  • Swavesey Village College
  • Northstowe Secondary College
  • North Cambridge Academy
  • Ely College
  • Sawtry Village Academy
  • Sawtry Junior Academy
  • Downham Feoffees Primary School
  • Bar Hill Primary School
  • Lantern Primary School

In accordance with these regulations, the Trust will be consulting on the following admission arrangements between 19 November 2018 and 13 January 2019.

 We would welcome your views on the proposed admission arrangements, which introduce the following change to the schools listed above within CMAT:

  • In the academic year 2020-2021 there will be an addition to the oversubscription criteria in that the second highest priority will be :

 Children who appear to the school to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted

 This criterion is being introduced at the request of the Minister of State for School Standards who issued a directive in August 2018 for all schools to make this change.

Objections to any of the proposed arrangements, or requests for further information about these proposed arrangements should be received no later than 23:59 on Sunday 13th January 2019 and should be addressed to;

 

Policy and Operations Manager

Cambridgeshire County Council

School Admissions Team,

Box OCT 1221, Second Floor Octagon,

Shire Hall

Castle Hill,

Cambridge

CB3 0AP or by email to: admissions@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

 

 The Local Authority has also been asked to publish these consultation documents on behalf of the Academy Trust.  Further information can be found on the Cambridgeshire County Council website

www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/admissions