Key Dates and Information - Applying to Year 7

All the information you will need for interested candidates can be found below. Scroll down for information on Open Evenings / Mornings for this academic year.

 

If you require further information, please contact Mrs G Bradshaw-Smith,  our Admissions Co-ordinator.

Email:admissions@townleygrammar.org.uk
Telphone 0208 304 8311 option 4

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Year 7 Open Evening / Mornings 2017-2018

 

 

Year 7 Open Evening / Morning Dates 2017
Open Morning
Year 7 Intake September 2018
Thur 12th October 2017
9.30pm-11.30 am
Open Morning
Year 7 Intake September 2018
Thur 19th October 2017
9.30am-11.30 am
Open Evening
Year 7 Intake September 2018
Thur 12th October 2017
5.00pm-8.30 pm

Year 7 Admission

Girls are eligible for admission to year 7 in the September following their 11th birthday (for admission in September 2017 that is girls born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 inclusive). The school will accept applications from girls who are no more than one year younger (that is they were born no later than 31 August 2007) provided that they are already in year 6 at a primary school and the school confirms that they are working successfully in that group.

The school's admission number is 224.

In the first allocation of places, the school will consider only applicants "deemed selective" by the London Borough of Bexley – using arrangements published by them. At this stage, girls with a statement of special educational needs will be considered only if they reach that standard.

If there are fewer than 224 such applicants, all will be admitted.

Where there are more applicants than places available, after the admission of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Need which name the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below. in this order:

1

Children in Public Care (Looked after children) or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

(Looked after children are children who are in the care of the local authority as defined by section 22 of the Children Act 1989. A child is considered to be a looked after child for school admissions purposes only if the local authority confirms he or she will be in public care at the time of admission to school.)

2 

Girls identified by the London Borough of Bexley as achieving one of the highest 180 scores in the selection tests and who apply for a place at Townley Grammar School.

3

Girls who will have a sibling attending the school at the time of application.

For this priority, sibling includes a full brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, or step/ half brother or sister living at the same address.

4

Staff Children – those students with a parent or registered guardian employed at Townley Grammar School on a permanent basis at the time of application.

5

Distance from school with priority given to pupils living nearest to the school based on the distance from home to school measured along the shortest walking route by public highway and lighted footpath considered appropriate by the London Borough of Bexley.

The distance will be measured from the front door of the home address to the pupil entrance using the Council’s computerised GIS system.

Home will be taken as the child’s home address at the time of allocation, that is the address at which the child lives with the parent or legal guardian who is also the main carer, defined as the parent eligible to receive child benefit and/or child tax credit.

Applying to Year 7 for entry in September 2017

 

Entrance to Townley Grammar School in September 2017
 Please note - The slection tests for September 2017 entry are complete, information below is for reference only.  
(For children born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 inclusive)
Children who will start at secondary school in September 2017 can sit the Bexley selection tests in September 2016 when they are in Year 6 of primary school.
Arrangements for tests for entry in September 2018
 You will need to register your daughter online on the Bexley Borough website.
Registration will open on Tuesday 2nd  May 2017 and close on Sunday 9th July 2017 .   All children, including those attending primary schools in Bexley, must be registered. 
The link to the online registration site will be on the Bexley Council website from May 2017. 
The test will be held on: Tuesday 12th September 2017 or Wednesday 13th September 2017
Please click here for link to register on Bexley Council website - Selection Tests

 

School Meals

Free School Meals

 

We have launched our new Free School Meals checking service, this is a fast and convenient way to check your Free School Meal eligibility by entering some personal details including your National Insurance Number or National Asylum number. 

This safe, fast on-line service removes the need for paper forms to be completed and posted to Bexley Council and will give you an instant decision.  We will be notified straight away if your child is eligible.

If your child is already in receipt of Free School Meals, you should already have received a letter/email from us regarding the new system.  To ensure your child continues to receive Free School Meals, you will need to re-apply with us with the details we requested or you can complete the application online.

 

To apply for Free School Meals using the checking service please click on the image below.

  

 

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To view eligibility criteria for Free School Meals, please click on the image below. 

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Year 7 Waiting List 2017-2018

Bexley Residents:

Bexley residents can return their Waiting List preferences to Bexley Council by using the slip that was included with letter advising of their child’s allocated school.

Non-Bexley Residents:

If you child has been deemed selective and you wish your child’s name to be placed on the waiting list for Townley Grammar School, please contact both:

Mrs G Bradshaw-Smith
Admissions Co-ordinator 
Townley Grammar School
Townley Road 
Bexleyheath 
Kent, DA6 7AB

Telephone: 0208 304 8311 option 4 

Email: admissions@townleygrammar.org.uk

London Borough of Bexley
School Admissions Team
Bexley Civic Offices
2 Watling Street
Bexleyheath
Kent, DA6 7AT

Telephone: 0208 303 7777

Email: schooladmissions@bexley.gov.uk

Please include details of your name and address, contact numbers, child’s name and date of birth, stating you wish to be placed on Townley Grammar School’s waiting list.

You cannot request to be added to the waiting list if your child has not been deemed selective.

Year 7 Reserve List 2017-2018

 

Further to the information outlined in your letter from Bexley, if there are still places unfilled after all selective girls have been offered places, offers will be made to girls who score 1 point below the selective threshold. For girls 2 points under the threshold, the same procedure applies. 

 

Timetable of Appeals

Appeals for Year 7 September 2017 intake

If you wish to appeal against the decision not to offer your child a place at Townley Grammar School please contact Mrs G Bradshaw-Smith, Admissions Co-ordinator (admissions@townleygrammar.org.uk or 0208 304 8311 ext 4827) to request an appeals form.

 

The Appeal Form must be completed and returned to the school by: Wednesday 29th March 2017.

Any appeals submitted after the appropriate deadlines will still be heard, in accordance with the timescales set out below.

Timetable of Appeals - including Sixth Form & In-Year
  1. Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing. Reasonable deadlines will be set for appellants to submit additional evidence, for the school to submit their evidence, and for the clerk to send appeal papers to the panel and parties.

  2. Appeals that are lodged on time for applications made under the normal admissions round i.e. for year 7 will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals.

  3. For late applications appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

  4. For application to Sixth Form, the offer place is conditional upon exam results and therefore appeals will be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of those results.

  5. For applications for ‘in-year’ admissions, appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


The School Appeals Section at the Borough will write to you with a date for your appeal. Any extra papers for the appeal should be with the Schools Appeals Section at least 7 working days before the Appeal date otherwise the date may be delayed.

Notification

Decision letters will be sent within five days of the hearing wherever possible.

 

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