Policy and numbers
Pupils will be admitted at age 11 without reference to ability or aptitude provided applications are received by the deadline date of 19 October 2007.
The number of allowed admissions for the year commencing 1 September 2008 will be 196.
The School, a Foundation School, will provide secondary education primarily, but not exclusively, for children residing in the client group area defined below:
This initial client group area specified above has been built up on the basis of the following criteria:
The need to limit the client area in order to avoid a built in potential to exceed the standard admissions number in the future.
The numbers of potential partner primary schools in the area and the strong curricular and pastoral liaison which has been developed with them over a number of years.
The proximity of these schools to Matravers with particular regard to the lengths of journey and accessibility through public transport.
The historical relationship of these schools with Westbury and Matravers School.
The number of children from these schools who have attended Matravers in the last twenty years.
Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit. In order to distinguish between children within a category, nearness of the child's home to the school as measured by the distance in a straight line from the main entrance of the school to the entrance of the child's home, will be used.
1. Looked-after children from any geographical area.
2. Children residing in the above client group area.
3. Children who have a brother or sister (including step brother/sister) attending the preferred school at the time when the offer of a place is made.
4. Children with special medical reasons, supported by a Doctor's Certificate.
TThe school will establish independent appeals arrangements against non-admission, details of which can be obtained from the Clerk to the Governors of Matravers School.
Schoolwear is an expression of the personal pride that a student takes in himself or herself and the school and seeks to provide a framework of acceptable clothing. All members of the school community need to subscribe to this view, in order to provide a consistency of approach.
Our Schoolwear Policy exists to:
- Provide a sense of identity and standards for the school and students.
- Give the community what it believes a good school should have and thereby encourage parents to send their children to Matravers rather than elsewhere.
- Give parents a clear guide as to clothes to be purchased, thus removing a source of dispute between parent and offspring.
- Establish a code of dress that allows the school to insist on certain standards of appearance without extremes of fashion and ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements.
- Give students practical working clothes for school.
For both boys and girls there are certain items of clothing and equipment which are compulsory and others which are optional extras that may be worn or used as directed by PE teacher.