FAQs

Q: How many places are available for Year 7 each year?

A: 180 places

Q: How many applications received for Year 7 in September 2014 stated Stockley Academy as a preference (1-6)?

A: 460

Q: How are Year 7 places allocated?

A: All applicants (except for those students with a statement of special educational needs) must complete a Common Application Form (available from the Local Authority or your child’s primary school) AND a Supplementary Application form (available from Stockley Academy). Read more in the admissions section.

All students (except those students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health Care Plan) are then required to complete a non-verbal reasoning assessment designed by GL Assessment. The assessment is not an entrance examination that students pass or fail. It is a way of ensuring that the Academy’s intake is a balance of all abilities.

The students are then placed into nine bands based on their score from the non-verbal reasoning assessment. After the admission of children with Statements of Special Educational Needs and Education Health Care Plans where Stockley Academy is named in the Statement or Plan, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order 67. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
  2. Pupils whose siblings currently attend the school and who will reasonably be considered to do so on the date of admission (i.e. a natural brother or sister, or half-brother or sister, or a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, who will be living with them at the same address at the date of their entry to the Academy).
  3. Pupils on the basis of proximity to the Academy, measured in a straight line from the point set by Ordnance Survey at the pupil’s home address** (including flats) to a fixed point in the Academy set by Ordnance Survey (co-ordinates 506738, 181305) using the Geographical Information System (GIS).
Q: How do you apply for a place in any year group during the year (in year admission)?

A: All applicants must contact the Academy and ask for a Casual Admissions Form. Once the Academy receives your completed application this will be passed to the Admissions Committee. After the admission of children with Statements of Special Educational Needs or Education Health Care Plans where Stockley Academy is named in the Statement or Plan, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out above

Q: Does the Academy cater for children with special educational needs?

A: The Academy recognises its duty to ensure that all students with disabilities get equal access to all areas of society and that adjustments will be required to ensure that this happens at the Academy so that students with SEN have full access to the curriculum. The Academy building allows full physical access to those with disabilities.

Q: Can you tell me more about the governing body?

A: The Governors come from a wide range of backgrounds including universities, businesses, the charitable sector, faith groups and the voluntary sector. All bring a record of success in other enterprises, which they are able to apply to the Academy in partnership with our experienced school leadership team. Read more