How should AN application be made?
Admission to Year 7
In order to provide all parents with reliable information before submission of the Common Application Form, all applicants to Colyton Grammar School must complete a Registration Form to attend the Test Day.
The form for entry to Year 7 in September 2018 is available here and must be completed by Thursday 7 September 2017. Application for other current year groups must be made using a 'Common Application Form' available from your Local Authority.
A registration after the closing date for test registrations will only be accepted for the familiarisation session and entrance tests, where the school is satisfied that illness, bereavement or other circumstance beyond the control of the parent(s) prevented a timely registration or the child moved into the area after the closing date for test registration. Evidence will be required in these circumstances.
Late notification of the testing timetable by a child's current school or otherwise will not be accepted as a reason why timely registration was not possible. Where the school is not satisfied that a timely registration was prevented, any preference expressed for the school on a Local Authority Common Application Form will be refused on the grounds that the school's admission criteria had not been met.
For children whose registration or common application form (or both) were submitted after the closing dates, there will be an opportunity to sit the school entrance tests for consideration after the first round of allocations on 1 March 2018.
Where a child is unable to sit the entrance tests through serious illness, bereavement or other circumstance beyond the control of the parent(s) or the child moved into the area after the test dates, the school will make arrangements for testing to take place during November. Evidence will be required in these circumstances. Children sitting these tests will be considered alongside those children who sat the tests in September 2017.
HOW DOES THE COMMON APPLICATION PROCESS OPERATE?
The Ranking Stage
The Allocation Stage
It is important that parents understand that the system of allocation of school places by the LA will mean that if, after applying the Admission Criteria, a child appears on the eligible list of their first preference school, then this is the place that will be offered. A candidate with Colyton Grammar School as a second or third preference, even if eligible by test score, cannot be offered a place if they are eligible for a school for which a higher preference has been indicated on the Common Application Form.