As work continues on the construction of our state-of-the-art secondary school, the application period is drawing ever nearer. We have already received a lot of interest from parents who want their child to join Whitelands Academy next September, and we can’t wait to start receiving applications.
With that in mind, we have written this blog post to outline the application process parents must follow in order to apply for a place.
Complete and Submit Two Application Forms
To successfully submit an application for a place at our school, parents are required to complete and send two forms: one specifically for Whitelands Academy as well as the county council application form. This is because, as a new school, Whitelands Academy will not be an option on the county council form.
When filling out the county council application form, please indicate your school preferences from the list of existing secondaries in the area.
A Backup Plan
Applying for a place at Whitelands Academy will not prejudice your application for other schools. However, if you do not complete both forms, and you are not subsequently allocated a place at Whitelands Academy, you will be allocated the next-nearest school with spaces available. The school may be out of the area or an undesirable option for you or your child.
If your application for a place at Whitelands Academy is successful, then your child will be given the choice of attending Whitelands or the school they have been allocated through the county council application process.
Apply Before the Deadline
The deadline for both application forms is the 31st October 2019, so make sure you have submitted these forms before that date. You will find out if your application for a place at Whitelands has been successful in early March 2020. This will correspond with the county council allocating your child a place at another secondary school in the area.
If you have any questions about Whitelands Academy or the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected] or call us on 01793 818603. The Whitelands Academy application form itself can be found here.