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Proposed Admission Arrangements Amendment

The Governing Body of Testbourne Community School is conducting a consultation on its proposed admission arrangements for the school year 2021-2022.  We are consulting because, as a Foundation School, we are our own Admission Authority. 

We are proposing an amendment to the definition (iii) of children of staff, below.

3. Children of staff (see definition iii) who have, (1) been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, or (2) have been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

Current definition:

(iii) Staff includes all those on the payroll of the school. Children of staff refers to situations where the staff member is the natural parent, the legal guardian or a resident step parent.

Proposed definition:

(iii) Staff includes all those on the payroll of the school who (specific to clause (1)) have been an employee continuously for two years at the time of application. ‘Children of staff’ refers to situations where the staff member is the natural parent, the legal guardian or a resident step parent.

A copy of our proposed Admission Policy 2021-22 is attached (click here) with the proposed changes in yellow. The consultation will run from 6th December 2019 to 24th January 2020.

If you wish to make any comment on the proposed arrangements, please email the Clerk to the Governors at admin@testbourne.school, or write to the Clerk of the Governors, Testbourne Community School, Micheldever Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7JF no later than 24th January 2020.

Kind regards

Dr D Hall

Assistant Headteacher