Admissions

Bassingbourn Village College is a non-selective comprehensive school with an agreed admissions number of 125 from September 2015. This figure, which is published in the prospectus, is reviewed each year by the Governors. The designated catchment area is made up of the villages served by the four named primary schools below, but admission numbers are made up by students from outside these schools. Should applications exceed the agreed admissions number however, the following admissions criteria will be applied:

  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 resident order or special guardianship order.
  2. A child who lives in the catchment area and attends Bassingbourn County Primary School, Guilden Morden Primary School, Petersfield Primary School, Orwell or Steeple Morden Primary School, and has a sibling* at Bassingbourn Village College at the time of admission.

    *Sibling is defined as a child who is living in the same family unit.
  3. A child who lives in the designated catchment area who attends one of the named primary schools within it.
  4. A child who lives in the designated catchment area with a sibling at Bassingbourn Village College at the time of admission.
  5. A child who lives in the designated catchment area of the named primary schools.
  6. A child who lives outside the designated catchment area who attends one of the named primary schools within it and who has a sibling at Bassingbourn Village College at the time of admission.
  7. A child who lives outside the designated catchment area who attends one of the named primary schools within it.
  8. A child who lives outside the designated catchment area who has a sibling at Bassingbourn Village College at the time of admission.
  9. If places remain available, the distance between home and school as measured by the shortest straight line distance.
 

Year 7 and Year 9 (for 3 tiered authorities )

Transitions round - all applications are made through the home Local Authority where the parent pays their Council Tax - irrespective of where the school is located. The national closing date for these applications is 31st October.

In Year Admissions - all year groups for immediate places (or for within 6 teaching weeks), from September 2013 all applications are now made directly to Cambridgeshire County Council.

Telephone: 01223 699200/699662
Email: admissions@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Cambridgeshire County Council Admissions website : http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20059/schools_and_learning/363/apply_for_a_school_place/6

Primary Liaison

Bassingbourn Village College enjoys very effective relationships with its four main feeder primary schools:

Bassingbourn Primary School

Guilden Morden Primary School

Petersfield Primary School, Orwell

Steeple Morden Primary School

A varied menu of activities ensures that the College has a great deal of information about each and every student transferring from the feeder primary schools which enables us to effectively plan and manage the move from Year 6 into Year 7.

For further information about any of our liaison activities please contact Rebecca Hields at the Village College.

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