Haverstock Sixth Form Admissions
Thank you for your interest in Haverstock Sixth Form. We are now welcoming applications for September 2020 from our wider community!
On this page, you can find links to our prospectus, course guide and application, and full details of our admissions process below.
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The Sixth Form Admissions System
Each year Haverstock School admits a maximum of 180 students into Year 12 of the Sixth Form. The number of places available to external students joining Haverstock School in Year 12 depends on the number of internal students continuing into the Sixth Form. In addition, 30 students will be put on the waiting list.
An application form will need to be completed and handed in to the school.
The Application Timetable
- Application forms are now available
- On receipt of applications, academic references are sought by the school from the applicant’s current school.
- We will notify applicants and parents if a reference is not received 14 days before the deadline. It is then the responsibility of the applicant to follow up our reference request from their current school.
- All applicants who receive a conditional offer will be invited to attend a ‘Welcome Evening’ at the school to give students an insight into the ethos of the school and to meet some of the sixth form teachers.
- Conditional offer letters will be sent on Thursday 2 April 2020 requesting a reply by Monday 20 April 2020.
How Places Are Allocated To External Students
All applicants must have an academic reference from their current school stating their predicted grades in order to apply. Offers will be made on condition of the student meeting the entrance requirements for the courses chosen as per the entry requirement guidance in our current prospectus.
Places will be offered in the following order:
Looked after2 and previously looked after3 children
Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately afterwards became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.
Applicants having a sibling4 living at the same address and already attending the school at the time of admission.
In cases where multiple siblings tie for the last place, then all will be offered a place, even if this exceeds the planned admission number.
Applicants who can provide evidence of an exceptional social or medical need that Haverstock is specifically able to meet.
Such applications will only be considered if the case is made known to the school and supported by appropriate evidence at the time of the original application. This will normally be in the form of a letter from a suitably qualified professional such as the applicant’s doctor, consultant or social worker.
The remaining places will be allocated to those applicants meeting the entrance criteria who live closest to the school and for whom places on their chosen courses are available.
Closeness to the school is measured in a straight line (‘as the crow flies’) from the centre of the school reception and the permanent address at which the applicant normally resides at the time of the application. The school will carefully verify the permanent address of the applicant.
Once applicants have been ranked according to distance, places will be allocated in order of closeness to the school, subject to the following procedures.
- Once the places available for a particular course of study have been filled, any other applicant who has chosen that course will be not considered for admission, regardless of whether places are available on other courses that the applicant has chosen.
- In the unlikely event of more than one applicant being tied for entry under these criteria, the place will be randomly allocated. This process will be independently verified.
The furthest distance that successful applicants live from the school varies from year to year and depends upon the varying demand for individual courses.
The school reserves the right to withdraw courses that fail to recruit in sufficient numbers.
30 students will be put on the waiting list. As places become available they will be offered to the students on the list in distance order, provided that their courses are available.
Students who are not originally offered a place because they were not predicted the required grades or due to distance from the school, will be invited to attend a Supplementary Enrolment Session on the official Enrolment Day if (a) they do achieve the required grades (b) are still interested in a place.
All places offered are subject to the following post-acceptance conditions:
- The applicant must provide documentary proof of meeting the entrance requirements for their chosen course of study
- The applicant must produce proof of address in the form of a copy of their parent/guardian’s current council tax bill.
Any applicant who is unable to satisfy these conditions will not be admitted to the school.
- In order to be given highest priority for admission, a child has to fall within the definition of 'looked after' in section 22 (1) of the Children
Act 1989. As this Act applies to England and Wales, a child has to be looked after by an English or Welsh local authority
- Paragraph 1.7 of the School Admissions Code gives equal highest priority to 'previously looked after children'. Given the definition of a looked after child, a child will have to have been looked after by an English or Welsh local authority in order to be considered previously looked after. Under paragraph 1.7 of the Code, a child has to have been looked after immediately before they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order. In addition, in order to fall within the definition of a previously looked after child, an adopted child must have been adopted under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 This Act did not come fully into force until December 2005; it is therefore not possible for a child to have been adopted under that Act prior to then
(4) Sibling is defined in these arrangements as; a sister or brother, a half sister or brother, an adopted sister or brother, a step- sister or brother or the child of the parents’ partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit and at the same address as that sibling.