Hamstead Hall is an Academy for the 11 – 18 age range.
There are approximately 1100 pupils on roll in September 2020, including 183 in the Sixth Form. 190 pupils were admitted to Year 7 in September 2020.
Previous Pattern at the Time of Allocation
In 2018, 2019 and 2020 the academy received more applications than there were places available. For the 2020 intake 867 preferences were received ranking the academy 1 – 6. The last child admitted lived 2864 metres from the academy
There is no guarantee that the same pattern will occur in 2021, but parents/carers should consider the above information carefully when expressing preferences.
Any child with an Education, Health and Care Plan is required to be admitted to the School named in the plan. This gives such children overall priority for admission to the School. This is not an oversubscription criterion.
Where there are more applications than places at the School, each preference expressed by a parent for Hamstead Hall Academy is considered equally with those of other applicants and places are offered in accordance with the admission criteria as follows:
1. Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangement or special guardianship order. This includes any child I young person who is subject to a Full Care Order, an interim Care Order, accommodated under Section 22 of the Children Act 1989, is remanded or detained into Local Authority accommodation under Criminal Law or who has been placed for adoption.
2. Children (siblings) with a brother or sister already at the school and who will still be in attendance at the time the sibling enters the Academy.
3. Children who are currently in Year 6 at Grestone Academy.
4. Children who live nearest the Academy.
Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest to the School, calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between home and the Community Learning Centre Gate on Craythorne Avenue. The home address is accurately located using a computerised mapping system, and the distance between the applicant’s home and the School is measured, by computer, to the nearest metre.