The Admission of Pupils to Bristol Brunel Academy
At BBA we recognise that the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 is a challenging, exciting time for young people and work hard to support all of our incoming students. In addition to the comprehensive transition program offered to all students, we strive to provide individual support packages where needed.
The Academy has an agreed admission number of 216 pupils. The Academy will accordingly admit at least 216 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received.
Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out in our Admissions Policy.
Parents will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of the Academy. The Appeal Panel will be independent of the Academy. The arrangements for Appeals will be in line with the Code of Practice on School Admission Appeals published by the Department for Education and Skills as it applies to Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools.
The Academy will publish specific criteria in relation to minimum entrance requirements to Post 16 provision for the range of courses available based upon GCSE grades or other measures of prior attainment. There will be a right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel for unsuccessful applicants.
To All Stakeholders
Re: Notice of temporary increase to Published Admission Number (PAN) from 216 to 232 students from 2017
Bristol Brunel Academy will be temporarily increasing the Published Admission Number (PAN) from 216 to 232 students from September 2017. This change will take place for Year 7 starting in September 2017 only. This is a temporary change, if it is decided that that the Academy should wish to continue with this as a permanent change, consultation will take place with all stakeholders.
The decision has been carefully considered:
- This increase is based on significant demand for places in the local area and the duty of the Academy to support in meeting this demand.
- The demand for places at Bristol Brunel Academy. We are now full in Years 7 to 9 with waiting lists in each year group.
This increase in student numbers will require investment in the building, particularly around the canteen space.
The Academy will keep all stakeholders informed of the plans and changes as and when they can be confirmed.
Jon Jones, Principal
Bristol Brunel Academy