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Admissions

2019 Procedure

For entry into Year 7 for September 2019 Ada Lovelace CofE High School has an agreed admission number of 125 students. All applicants will be admitted if 125 or fewer apply. Oversubscription criteria will be applied if more than this number apply.

After receiving feedback from a range of people with an interest in the new school, Trust Directors decided that the school should have an 'open' admissions policy (oversubscription criteria) as opposed to one based on faith criteria.

Please click here to view our Prospectus for 2019 entry.

For entry into Year 7 in September 2019, the determined admissions arrangements (entrance criteria) can be found here.

The admissions arrangements for entry into Year 7 in September 2019 includes 12 Specialist Language Scholarship Places. To view the Year 7 Specialist Language Place Information click here

Applications for these Specialist Scholarship Language Places will be electronic and made using this form from 1st September 2018 (deadline for submission will be 12 noon on 28th September 2018). Parent(s) must also fill in their home local authority's Common Application Form.

Applications for a Specialist Language Scholarship place for entry into Year 7 in September 2019 must be completed by 12:00 PM on Friday 28th September 2018.

There will be a single Specialist Language Assessment Day for Specialist Language Scholarship Places at William Perkin Church of England High School and Ada Lovelace Church of England High School. This Assessment Day will be held at William Perkin Church of England High School after school on Monday 1st October 2018. This is the ONLY assessment session and late applications will NOT be accepted.

Arrangements for applications for the remaining places will be made solely in accordance with the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admission arrangements and should be made on the Home Local Authority Common Application Form.

The Academy Trust will use Ealing Council’s timetable for applications each year, which fits in with the timetable for the co-ordination of admission arrangements within London. The application deadline is 31st October 2019. Further information on applying for a High School place can be found on Ealing Council's website here.

Unsuccessful applicants have a statutory right to appeal for a place at the Academy. See details in Appeals section below. Appeals will be heard by a panel which is independent of the Academy and the Governors.

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Appeals

The Year 6 into 7 appeal hearings will be held at Twyford Church of England High School and take place in June each academic year.

Applicants have the right to appeal against the decision of the Ada Lovelace Governors' Admissions Panel, not to admit their child to the school. To lodge an appeal with an independent admissions panel, parents and carers will need to complete a Notice of Appeal form (available here from March 2019).

On time applicants (Round 1) can submit a Notice of Appeal Form by Friday 5th April 2019.

Supporting statements or additional documentation can be submitted via this form (in PDF and/or JPEG format).

Further documentation that applicants wish to provide after submitting the Notice of Appeal form can be sent by email to [email protected] to ensure safe receipt.

Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent via email to all appellants shortly after the closing deadline. Further instructions regarding the appeal process will be included in this confirmation email.

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In Year Admissions

From 1st September 2018, In Year Admissions will be open for Year 7 students only and will be subject to the Admissions Policy for September 2018 entry which can be found here.

In Year Admissions are co-ordinated in-house by the school. Parents/carers wishing to make an in year application should complete the relevant in year online application form below:

General Admissions electronic application form here

In Year applications for the Specialist Music Scholar programme should be submitted online before the 1 st September. In-Year Specialist Music applicants will sit the Musical Aptitude Test in September during the Year 6 into 7 sessions.

Specialist Music electronic application form here

If a place cannot be offered at the time of application, you will placed on a waiting list. Applications will be ranked in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set out for the current academic year and not in the order in which the applications are received or placed on the waiting list.

If a place becomes available the oversubscription criteria for the current academic year are reapplied to all those on the waiting list and a subsequent reordering of the waiting list may take place.

Applicants are removed from the list on 30th June each academic year.

Waiting lists for in year applications for the 2019/20 academic year will be assembled by Friday 13th September 2019. Should spaces become available in September 2019, offers will be made shortly after 13th September so please ensure your application is submitted on time.

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Visiting the School

Ada Lovelace is unable to facilitate personal tours throughout the academic year.

Ada Lovelace hosts an Open Evening during each Autumn term for Year 6 into 7 pupils. Whilst hosted on the William Perkin school site, the Open Evening will consist of Headteacher talk only. This will provide insight into the school’s history, ethos and community in addition to our curriculum, pastoral and wider learning opportunities and an update on the building project.

This year's Open Evening Presentations will take place on Tuesday 25th September 2018 from 5.30pm-7.30pm. The Headteacher will give talks at 5.30pm and 6.30pm. The evening will finish at 7.30pm.

Entrance for the Open Evening Presentations will be by booking only. Bookings must be made by emailing [email protected] and will only be taken from 9.00am on Tuesday 11th September 2018. Bookings will be made on a first-come-first-served basis. Please specify the number of seats you require and also the time of the talk you would like to attend (5.30pm or 6.30pm). You will receive confirmation via email which you will need to show upon arrival.

Tours of the school will not be available at this event, however, if you would like a tour you are welcome to attend the William Perkin Open Evening on Thursday 27th September between 5.30pm-8.00pm.

Open Day Tours will be posted on the website in due course.

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Please note that there is no on-site parking at William Perkin and the area around the school will become very congested so it is advisable to use public transport.

Outside of these specified events, Ada Lovelace is closed to the public and is unable to host personal tours throughout the academic year.

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