Bassingbourn Village College – Consultation on admission arrangements for the 2023-24 school year
Anglian Learning, as the admission authority for Bassingbourn Village College, is consulting on proposed changes for all its schools for the September 2023 school year.
Schools are required by section 1:45 of the School Admission Code 2021 (the Code) to undertake consultation every 7-year period even where no changes are required. Several Anglian Learning schools have reached this milestone, and the Trust has decided to harmonise arrangements and complete this activity for all our schools this autumn. In addition, the Code requires other certain changes to be made which are incorporated in our proposals. Consequently, all areas of the admission arrangements have been reviewed and, where necessary, changed.
The consultation process allows any concerns, or comments, about these changes to be raised. Your views are sought on these proposals.
The consultation period is taking place for 6 weeks starting on 22 November 2021 and closing on 21 January 2022.
At the end of the consultation period, decisions will be made based on the responses and the arrangements will be ‘determined’ by Trustees as required by section 1:49 of the School Admission Code 2021.
The admission arrangements will be determined by 28 February 2022 and published by 15 March 2022, for the September 2023 school intake.
The proposed 2023-24 Admissions Policy can be downloaded HERE This consultation seeks your views and comments which can be submitted by email to email@example.com or in writing to the school office, or direct to Anglian Learning, Bottisham Village College, Lode Rd, Cambridge, CB25 9DL.
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. Anglian Learning is the admissions authority as we are part of the Trust, however we follow the Local Authority arrangements regarding admissions and appeals. 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:
- Children in care (CiC) and children who were in care but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order. Children who appear to the Admission Authority to have been in state care (i.e. in the care of or accommodated by a public authority, religious organisation or any other provider whose sole/main purpose is to benefit society) outside of England but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted only.
- 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.
- A child who lives in the designated catchment area who attends one of the named primary schools within it.
- A child who lives in the designated catchment area with a sibling at Bassingbourn Village College at the time of admission.
- A child who lives in the designated catchment area of the named primary schools.
- 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.
- A child who lives outside the designated catchment area who attends one of the named primary schools within it.
- A child who lives outside the designated catchment area who has a sibling at Bassingbourn Village College at the time of admission.
- 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.
Cambridgeshire County Council Admissions website :https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-&-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/
If you live in Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire and wish to apply for a place for year 7 in September, please visit the admissions website for your Local Authority:
In Year Admissions – all year groups for immediate places (or for within 6 teaching weeks) all applications are now made directly to Cambridgeshire County Council.
Telephone: 0345 045 1370
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 Heather Edwards at the Village College.
A copy of our Admissions Policy can be found on our Policies page