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Admissions

The admissions policy of Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill is totally inclusive.

Students are accepted irrespective of ability or faith. Those with disabilities and learning difficulties are also welcome.

You can download the Admissions Policy for Oasis Academy Lord's Hill here. If you require large fontsize documents, please do not hestitate to contact us in order to have them sent to you.

Consultation of Admissions arrangements for Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill for entry from September 2017

Consultation took place between 19th October and 30th November 2015 on the proposed admissions arrangements for 2017.  Consultation activities included writing to parents/carers, Academy Council, local councilors and local schools.  There were no objections received following consultation and the proposed arrangements for 2017 have now been formally determined by the Oasis Community Learning Board.

 

The Academy is designed to accommodate up to 900 students in the 11-16 age range. All places at the Academy are free and available to the local community. Our Admissions Policy mirrors the inclusive admissions arrangements for community schools in Southampton.

The Admissions Policy is in line with the Local Authority guidelines and there are no proposed changes to the admission arrangements for Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill. The oversubscription criteria is as follows:

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of students with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is named on the Statement, the criteria will be applied in the following order:

1. Children in public care (Looked after and those formerly in public care as defined in paragraph 1.7 of the Schools Admissions Code.

2. Children for whom the Academy is appropriate on genuine social or medical grounds. Such applications will be decided by the Academy Council or nominated panel. (Such applications will only be considered under this criterion if they are supported by a written statement from a doctor or social worker. This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s medical or social need and the school requested).

3. Siblings of students who will be members of Years 7 to 11 (on “roll‟) at the Academy on the date when the applicant would be admitted. The term “sibling” means a full, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, or other child living permanently within the same household. The Academy reserves the right to ask for proof of relationship after an offer is made.

4. Admission of students on the basis of proximity to the Academy using straight line measurement from the main entrance of the Academy to the main entrance of the child’s home. 

5. Places are allocated on a geographical basis to children who live nearest to the Academy.  The distance used to determine how close the child lives to the Academy will be the direct line measurement from the front door of the permanent home address to the main entrance to the Academy site. The child’s permanent home address is where he or she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from.  Proof of residence – such as a council tax bill or utility bill – can be requested at any time throughout the admissions process.  If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place may be withdrawn.

If there are more applicants than there are places remaining within a particular category and where there is no difference in distance from home to school for two or more children, random allocation, carried out by a person or persons unconnected with the Academy, will be used to allocate the final available place(s) and to establish priority on the waiting list.

To apply for a place at Oasis Academy Lord's Hill or for further information on the admissions process please visit https://www.southampton.gov.uk/schools-learning

Open Evening: Our annual open evening takes place in September of each year. (2018 date - TBC).
Transition Days: Wednesday 4th July & Thursday 5th July 2018.