Admissions

 Year 7 Admissions September 2017

Click here to see our Oversubscription Criteria for the Academic Year 2017/2018

Click HERE to download a copy of our Prospectus

If you would like to know how far you live from the school you can go to

http://webapps.kent.gov.uk/KCC.SchoolSearch.Web.Sites.Public/Default.aspx

Scroll down the page to get to ‘Schools Near Me’.  Enter your postcode and search for schools within, say,  10 miles.  This will bring up a list of all the schools in alphabetical order with a distance calculated to one decimal point.  This distance is a guide only as the final distances will be calculated to seven decimal points.

VISITING THE SCHOOL

We regret that we cannot accommodate any further visits to the school.

Please make a note of the following important dates regarding admission for Year 7 students in the academic year 2017/2018  

Wednesday 1st March 2017                National Offers Day – offers notified by email (letters to parents to arrive Thursday 2nd March)

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

16th March 2017 – Waiting List Requests to KCC (note:  only boys who have passed the Kent Test are eligible for a place on the waiting list)

16th March 2017 – Acceptance/Refusal slip to be returned to school

29th March 2017 – this is the deadline for submitting appeals.

APPEALS FOR YEAR 7 ADMISSION

If you named the school on your Preference form and were not offered a place you are eligible to lodge an appeal.   You can download the appeal form HERE. The deadline for appeals is 29th March 2017 but you can send your appeal form to the school prior to that date.  In the box ‘reasons for appeal’ you need only put ‘to follow’.  This will give you plenty of time to gather any supporting information you wish the appeal panel to take into consideration when hearing your appeal.

Appeals for Year 7 places will take place in April.   Although the final dates have not yet been confirmed it is likely that they will commence on April 24th.  Appellants will be notified of the date of their appeal as soon as possible and, in any event, at least 10 school days before it is heard.

Information regarding the appeal process,  including information about the panel members,  will be sent to appellants once the school receives their Appeal form.


 

In-Year Casual Admissions

If you wish your child to be considered for admission into the Langton you will need to submit an In Year Casual Admission Application. You can download a form here.

Please note that the school is currently oversubscribed in all year groups.

An explanation of School Roll Numbers

The school has a published admission number of 120 which means that neither the school, nor the Local Authority, can offer any more than 120 places in any year group (four forms of 30 students). Only an appeal panel is permitted, by law, to instruct the school to take more students. However, the school acknowledges that it has the accommodation and staffing levels that mean that it can take four forms of 32 into each year – making a total of 128 boys. Historically, the appeal panel takes the school roll up to 128 in Year 7 each year and these 128 Year 7 boys go on to be 128 in Year 8 and so on.

It should be noted that if there are fewer than 128 students in the year group into which admission is being sought, then admission may be possible, subject to the student passing the school’s entrance tests in English, maths, science and either French, German or Spanish and demonstrating an appropriate academic ability. The school must be confident that such an admission would not prejudice the education of boys already in school.

It should be noted that: The school would expect the place to be taken up immediately

If the student in question does not do as well as hoped in the entrance tests we will not offer a place regardless of the numbers in the Year group. Parents would have the right to lodge an appeal against the decision not to admit. You can download an appeal form here. Under these circumstances the appeal panel may look to the parents to provide evidence that his test results did not accurately reflect his academic ability. However, the school would put a robust argument to the panel that the child did not have the required academic ability to enable him to successfully integrate into the school and keep pace with the lessons at the school.

It should be noted that:

In the past 12 years no appeal panel has ever instructed the school to make an offer of admission when the student in question achieved significantly low marks in the entrance tests.

The school does not maintain a waiting list for Years 8 – 13 and only between September and December for Year 7 boys.   In Year Casual Admissions are dealt with on a first-come, first-served basis. Places will not be held open.

Entrance tests will only be arranged if there are fewer than 128 students in the year group.

Admission into Year 9 in June of each year

The school is able to take additional boys into Year 9 during the final term in each academic year (which starts in June). Class sizes are reduced at this stage as Langton students split into their option groups for GCSE subjects and become Year 9+.

In many ways this is the best time for a Year 9 boy to join the school; he would be amongst other boys in the same situation and the Langton’s own students would also be moving into classes with boys they have not previously been to lessons with.

Boys seeking admission into Year 9+ would be required to sit the entrance tests and the same procedures described above with regards to the entrance test results would apply.

Boys wishing to join us for Year 9+ must attend a testing day which will take place on the morning of  SATURDAY 18TH MARCH 2017.    Please download, complete and return the APPLICATION FORM to Susan Begg.   susanbegg@thelangton.kent.sch.uk

Rugby Trials will be taking place on the same day in the afternoon.  If you wish your son to be included in the trials please indicate this on the Application Form.

NB  Boys attending the testing day must be at the school by 9.15 am.  The tests will start promptly at 9.30 am.  Further details will be sent to anyone submitting the application form.

 

Admission into Year 10

The school is very reluctant to take students into Year 10. Langton students start their GCSE syllabuses in Year 9+ and boys joining after that time would be significantly disadvantaged and required to spend a lot of time on private study during evenings, weekends and holidays to get up to speed.

Admission into Year 11

The school does not admit students into Year 11 except in extreme circumstances.

If you require any further information please contact Mrs Susan Begg Admissions Manager, susanbegg@thelangton.kent.sch.uk

Sixth Form Admission into Years 12 and 13

Enquiries regarding admission into the Sixth Form should be directed to Mr Ken Davis, Director of Studies kdavis@thelangton.kent.sch.uk