Key Information

Admissions Policy & Arrangements

Applying to Roselands Infants’ School Main Round September 2022-2023

 

Reception Year 2022-2023

Thank you for your interest in Roselands Infants’ School who are part of the Roselands & Stafford Federation and members of the Cavendish Education Trust (CET).

 

We understand that choosing the right school for your child is of paramount importance.  Roselands Infants’ School is included in East Sussex County Councils’ schools admissions booklet for 2022-2023 and parents are able to apply for a Reception place for their child to start here in September 2022. 

Reception Year – is for children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

Children whose fifth birthday falls after 31 August 2023 will not, under any circumstances, be admitted to school in 2022-2023 school year.

All main round applications to Roselands Infants’ School must be made via the Local Authority – East Sussex County Council (ESCC). Their on-line application form can be accessed by clicking this link alternatively; a paper form can be requested from the Local Authority instead. For further information about the admissions process, there is a Local Authority Admissions Booklet accessible by clicking this link.  You can apply online from 12 September 2021.

The deadline for applications with the Local Authority is 15 January 2022. The decision date is 19 APRIL 2022 = Allocation Day / National Offer Day.

For further information about the admissions process, there is a Local Authority Admissions Booklet accessible by clicking this link. If you have any questions about the documentation to be considered when applying for a place, please email it directly to admissions@roselands-stafford.org or send it to The Chair of Governors, Admissions, Roselands & Stafford Federation, Woodgate Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 8PD.

Should you need any help with completing your child’s application please contact the Admissions Officer, by calling 01323 726764 who will be happy to answer any questions you may have or email admissions@roselands-stafford.org

 

Verification

In the event of over-subscription, the school may seek verification of address when it is unclear whether the applicant meets the over-subscription criteria. Proof of residence e.g. council tax bill and proof of identity may be required.  The Governing Body reserves the right to seek verification from other official resources.

False or misleading information that materially affects the decision to award a place will result in the withdrawal of that place.  If the place has been awarded, accepted, or taken up, that play may still be withdrawn.

 

Waiting Lists

Roselands & Stafford Federation are responsible for operating a waiting list for each year group where there are more applicants than places available. The waiting list is ordered, using the published ‘Oversubscription criteria’. Details of the ‘Oversubscription criteria’ can be found in the Roselands & Stafford Federation Admissions Policy and Procedures. If you have received a letter from Roselands & Stafford Federation denying your child a place because of lack of spaces, you can apply to go onto the waiting list by contacting us directly either by phone, letter or email admissions@roselands-stafford.org.  You will need to complete a Waiting List Application Form.  If a place becomes available and you are top of the waiting list, you will be sent a letter from Roselands & Stafford Federation inviting your child to take up the place. Please note our waiting lists are automatically cleared after Christmas, Easter, and the Summer term. You will need to contact the school in order to stay on the list.
Should you wish your child to be placed on our waiting list please contact the Admissions Officer for a Waiting List Application Form, by calling 01323 726764.

 

Appeals

If you have been refused a place at Roselands Infants’ School you have the right to have your case considered by an independent appeal panel. The best way to submit an appeal is online: 

https://apps.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schools/findingaschool/appeals/form/

The above link also provides useful information about the appeal process.

If you would prefer to submit your appeal in paper format, please send a written request for an appeal form and guidance notes to East Sussex School Appeals Service, West E, East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1SW Tel: 01273 482290.

The appeal deadline for children starting in the Primary Phase in September 2022 (for Reception Year) is 18 May 2022.

When do appeal hearings take place?

Appeals to be heard by 21 July 2022.

 

For In-year appeals

Deadline for receipt of appeals: Parents have within 25 school days of the date of a letter confirming the decision to refuse an application. Appeal Hearings to take place: in-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

Notification of the date, time and venue for the appeal hearing.

ESCC will send you notification confirming when your appeal will be heard by an independent appeal panel. ESCC will give you at least 10 school days written notice of the date of the hearing, unless you have agreed to a shorter notice period.  The information should also confirm the deadline for parents to submit additional information.

Deadline for additional evidence to be submitted.

You should send ESCC all your evidence supporting your case when you make your appeal. However, you can send any extra evidence to ESCC up to 7 working days before the date of the hearing (not including the day of despatch or the day of their hearing).  You can send additional evidence after this deadline or bring extra items with you on the day of your hearing but the appeal panel may decide not to accept this late evidence.

Submitting extra evidence late can sometimes lead to your hearing being adjourned, or even postponed to another day.
ESCC will normally send you a decision letter that sets out the reasons for the panel’s decision within five school days of your hearing; it can take longer at busy times.

 

Additional information

Additional information for Primary School Admission: Link
East Sussex County Council website admissions
East Sussex County Council website appeals

 

Applying to Stafford Junior School Main Round September 2022-2023

 

Year 3 2022-2023

Thank you for your interest in Stafford Junior School who are part of the Roselands & Stafford Federation and members of the Cavendish Education Trust (CET).

 

We understand that choosing the right school for your child is of paramount importance.  Stafford Junior School is included in East Sussex County Council’s schools admissions booklet for 2022-2023 and parents are able to apply for a Year 3 place for their child to start here in September 2022. 

Year 3 – is for children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.

All main round applications to Stafford Junior School must be made via the Local Authority – East Sussex County Council (ESCC).  Their on-line application form can be accessed by clicking this link alternatively; a paper form can be requested from the Local Authority instead. For further information about the admissions process, there is a Local Authority Admissions Booklet accessible by clicking this link.  You can apply online from 12 September 2021.

 

Please note that pupils in attendance at Roselands Infants’ School do not automatically gain a place in Year 3 at Stafford Junior School and parents/carers will need to apply via ESCC as above.

 

The deadline for applications with the Local Authority is 15 January 2022. The decision date is 19 APRIL 2022 = Allocation Day / National Offer Day.

For further information about the admissions process, there is a Local Authority Admissions Booklet accessible by clicking this link. If you have any questions about the documentation to be considered when applying for a place, please email it directly to admissions@roselands-stafford.org or send it to The Chair of Governors, Admissions, Roselands & Stafford Federation, Ringwood Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 8UA.

Should you need any help with completing your child’s application please contact the Admissions Officer, by calling 01323 733434 who will be happy to answer any questions you may have or email admissions@roselands-stafford.org

 

Verification

In the event of over-subscription, the school may seek verification of address when it is unclear whether the applicant meets the over-subscription criteria. Proof of residence e.g. council tax bill and proof of identity may be required.  The Governing Body reserves the right to seek verification from other official resources.

False or misleading information that materially affects the decision to award a place will result in the withdrawal of that place.  If the place has been awarded, accepted, or taken up, that play may still be withdrawn.

 

Waiting Lists

Roselands & Stafford Federation are responsible for operating a waiting list for each year group where there are more applicants than places available. The waiting list is ordered, using the published ‘Oversubscription criteria’. Details of the ‘Oversubscription criteria’ can be found in the Roselands & Stafford Federation Admissions Policy and Procedures. If you have received a letter from Roselands & Stafford Federation denying your child a place because of lack of spaces, you can apply to go onto the waiting list by contacting us directly either by phone, letter or email admissions@roselands-stafford.org.  You will need to complete a Waiting List Application Form.  If a place becomes available and you are top of the waiting list, you will be sent a letter from Roselands & Stafford Federation inviting your child to take up the place. Please note our waiting lists are automatically cleared after Christmas, Easter, and the Summer term. You will need to contact the school in order to stay on the list.
Should you wish your child to be placed on our waiting list please contact the Admissions Officer for a Waiting List Application Form, by calling 01323 733434.

Appeals

If you have been refused a place at Stafford Junior School you have the right to have your case considered by an independent appeal panel. The best way to submit an appeal is online: 

https://apps.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schools/findingaschool/appeals/form/

The above link also provides useful information about the appeal process.

If you would prefer to submit your appeal in paper format, please send a written request for an appeal form and guidance notes to East Sussex School Appeals Service, West E, East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1SW Tel: 01273 482290.

The appeal deadline for children starting in the Primary Phase in September 2022 (for Year 3) is 18 May 2022.

When do appeal hearings take place?

Appeals to be heard by 21 July 2022.

For In-year appeals

Deadline for receipt of appeals: Parents have within 25 school days of the date of a letter confirming the decision to refuse an application. Appeal Hearings to take place: in-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

Notification of the date, time and venue for the appeal hearing.

ESCC will send you notification confirming when your appeal will be heard by an independent appeal panel. ESCC will give you at least 10 school days written notice of the date of the hearing, unless you have agreed to a shorter notice period.  The information should also confirm the deadline for parents to submit additional information.

Deadline for additional evidence to be submitted.

You should send ESCC all your evidence supporting your case when you make your appeal. However, you can send any extra evidence to ESCC up to 7 working days before the date of the hearing (not including the day of despatch or the day of their hearing).  You can send additional evidence after this deadline or bring extra items with you on the day of your hearing but the appeal panel may decide not to accept this late evidence.

Submitting extra evidence late can sometimes lead to your hearing being adjourned, or even postponed to another day.
ESCC will normally send you a decision letter that sets out the reasons for the panel’s decision within five school days of your hearing; it can take longer at busy times.

 

Additional information

Additional information for Primary School Admission: Link
East Sussex County Council website admissions
East Sussex County Council website appeals

 

The Cavendish School and the Roselands & Stafford Federation
Are part of the Cavendish Education Trust
Multi Academy Trust (MAT)

The Executive Headteacher and the local Governors of the Roselands & Stafford Federation together with the Cavendish Education Trust (the MAT) would like to consult with the community on proposed changes to their joint admission arrangements for 2023-2024 going forward.

As a school, we are required to publish specific information to comply with statutory regulations.

The Consultation runs from Wednesday 20 October 2021 to 1 December 2021

The proposed changes to the Admissions Policy would take effect from the academic year September 2023.  A full copy of the proposed admission arrangements has been uploaded to The Roselands & Stafford School website and a link is below

Contact Details

If you would like more information about The Roselands & Stafford Federation and the Cavendish Education Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Any general enquiries can be addressed to:

office@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk

admission enquiries can be addressed to:

admissions@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk

Overview of Admission Arrangements for Consultation

Summary of the proposed changes to the Admissions Policy for The Roselands & Stafford Federation and the Cavendish Education Trust that includes the Cavendish School

The proposed changes are to be made to the over-subscription criteria: –

  • To add new criteria – Children of Staff (now criteria 2)

Children of the Cavendish Education Trust at the school where the member of staff is the legal parent / guardian of that child.

Staff will include all those who are permanently employed directly by the school.  Staff will need to be employed for 2 years or more at the time when the application for admission to the school is made and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

  • To amend criteria 3 –  over to Siblings criteria

To include linked infant / junior school applications applicable to Roselands & Stafford Federation only.

This addition to the current criteria moves the sibling criteria for the linked infant / junior school applications higher up the list.  This is opposed to the original criteria on the previous Admissions Arrangements set out by ESCC.

  • To add new criteria 6 – applicable to Roselands & Stafford Federation only.  Children wishing to transfer between the linked infant and junior schools.
  • To replace criteria 3 with criteria 7 – Children living within the pre-defined community area.
  • To replace criteria 5 with criteria 8 – Children living outside the pre-defined community area.

Summary of Consultation

Why does The Roselands & Stafford Federation wish to make these changes?

Both the Cavendish School and the Roselands & Stafford Federation are now members of the Cavendish Education Trust (CET).  This will mean that all schools as members of the CET will have the same policies including the Admission Arrangements.  

How can I find out more?

The draft Admissions Policy for 2023-2024 be viewed here

The Consultation runs for a 6-week period, from Wednesday 20 October 2021 and ends at midday on 1 December 2021.

The Roselands & Stafford Federation would like to hear your views on the above proposals.  You can give us your feedback by letter, email or google form

Letter – write to: Mrs Caroline Challice – Admissions Officer

The Cavendish School, Eldon Road

Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 1UE

Email to: admissions@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk

If you would like further information please contact via the information provided above or call us on 01323 731340 ext 206.

The links are available on our website. 

All comments must be received by 12.00pm on 1 December 2021.

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