Year 7 Admissions

Criteria for Admissions

Flixton Girls School is an 11-16 independent academy with admission normally taking place at age 11.

The catchment area for Flixton Girls School is all of the M41 followed by the M32 postcode. The over-subscription criteria adopted by Flixton Girls School is:

1. “Looked after” children (as defined in the Education Act 2002 – Admissions).

2. Children of staff at the school in either or both of the following circumstances: a) where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

3. Children who will have a sibling attending the school at the time of the applicant’s proposed admission. (This includes half/step/adopted/foster sisters and any other children living at the same address as part of the same family unit).

4. Children who live in the catchment area of the school.

5. Children who live nearest to the school, measured in a direct straight line from the front door of the child’s permanent place of residence to the main entrance of the school.

If there are more applicants than can be accommodated at the school in criteria 1-4, places will be offered to those children in each criteria whose place of residence is nearest to the school as defined in criterion 5. This will be measured using property co-ordinates provided through a combination of the Trafford Local Land and Property Gazeteer (BS7666), other Local Authorities and Royal Mail Postal Address Information.

Your Home Address

The criteria used to determine admission refer in every case to the child’s home address. This means the address where the child normally and permanently lives on a full-time basis, not the address of any child-minder or relative. In the case of parents who are separated and where child-care arrangements are shared between the two addresses in the catchment – the average of the distances of the two addresses from the school will be used for the purposes of determining priority for admission. Where one of the addresses is outside the catchment area the applicant will be regarded as living outside the catchment area and the average of the distances of the two addresses from the school will be used for the purposes of determining priority. You may be required to provide proof of residency. Failure to do so may result in the offer of a place being withdrawn.

We assume that you will always provide us with the correct factual information when you apply for a school place. You should be aware that any school place that has been offered on the basis of false information may be withdrawn and the place may be offered to another child.

Right of Appeal

The parent of any child refused admission to the school will be given the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the requirements of the Education Act 1998.

Waiting Lists

A waiting list for children who have not been offered a place will be kept and ranked according to admission criteria. If requested, parents will be informed of their position on the waiting list.

Further Information

To help guide you through the process and to find out how to apply online for your place at a Secondary School in Trafford, please visit the Trafford Admissions site or contact Trafford Admissions direct via email or telephone 0161 912 and our society.