Admission Arrangements for Year 12 (16+) entry into Denbigh School in September 2008:
Admission Criteria for Internal students
Applications are welcomed from all Year 11 students. Conditional offers made will indicate the appropriate route of study on the basis of GCSE performance.
Application forms will be available in January 2008 and must be returned by February half term.
Admission Criteria for External students
The number of intended admissions is 60 (this figure does not include students who currently attend Denbigh and wish to transfer into the Sixth Form).
The intended admission number of 60 refers to the number of pupils to be admitted to the School for the first time.
On receipt of the application, students will be made a conditional offer of a place in the Sixth Form.
Entry to the Sixth Form is subject to a student having achieved the appropriate grades for their intended route of study.
Prospective students should consult the Sixth Form Prospectus for individual subject requirements.
Where applications from suitably qualified students in other schools exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below:-
- Students who live in the defined area of Denbigh School.
- Students who have a sibling attending Denbigh School
- Students for whom places on appropriate courses are available.
 The defined area includes Crownhill, Great Holm, Loughton, Shenley Church End, Shenley Lodge and Two Mile Ash.
 You may be asked to provide proof of permanent residence in the defined area.
 Siblings are defined as children who permanently reside at the same address and for whom the parent/carer also has parental responsibility, whether or not they are blood-related.
This does not include blood-related brothers or sisters who live at separate addresses.
If there is any doubt, parents may be asked to provide a copy of the award notice for child benefit, to prove parental responsibility and/or their permanent residence.
 In circumstances where the School’s admission number has been exceeded and the pupil applications meet the above criteria equally, preference will be given to those young people who live closest to the School measured in a straight line from the School’s main entrance to the front door of the child’s permanent place of residence.
In the case of multi-occupancy residence e.g. a block of flats, this would be measured to the main entrance to the building from the street.
This will be done using appropriate computer software which can provide suitably accurate measurements.
Where the programme produces the same distance measurement stairways, corridors and walkways will be measured to the front door of the specific flat or apartment in which the child is permanently resident.
The admission number for Denbigh School in September 2008 is 200.
This is the number of children who will be admitted to the School in Year 7 in 2008.
This number reflects the amount of accommodation available at the School and also takes into consideration the available places at other local schools.
In exceptional circumstances, it is possible, by agreement with the Governors and Milton Keynes Council, for a school to exceed its admission number.
You have a right to say which school you prefer, but you do not have the right to choose a school place.
For example, Denbigh School has an admission number of 200. If 500 parents apply for a place as the preferred choice for their child, it is clearly necessary to apply the oversubscription criteria for entry shown below.
When the School is oversubscribed, the places are allocated based on the ‘oversubscription criteria’.
Mid-Year Admissions Policy for Denbigh School, Years 7-11 from 2008:
This policy relates to all admissions to Denbigh School in Years 7-11, except for the initial September entry into Year 7 which is managed as part of the Coordinated Admissions Programme for the Local Authority, and which is explained in the document “Admission Arrangements for Year 7 (11+) entry into Denbigh School in September 2008”.
Parents should be aware that this is an oversubscribed School with more applicants than places available and that every year many parents are unsuccessful in their application for a place.
Denbigh School will consider applications for admissions in Years 7 to 11 throughout the year, with any available places allocated strictly in accordance with this admissions policy.
For children who wish to attend Denbigh after the September in which they enter Year 7, a School Transfer Request and prospectus is available from the School’s Admissions Office.
Parents/carers should complete the form and return it to the Headteacher at the School address. Verbal or telephone applications will not be considered.
During term time, the School aims to respond to applications within seven working days.
Applications made during the school holidays will generally be processed when school resumes.
Unsuccessful applicants will be offered the opportunity to have their application reviewed by an Independent Appeal Panel and will also be offered the opportunity of placing their child’s name on the school’s waiting list, details of which are given below