September 2017 Admissions

IMPORTANT - The meeting scheduled to take place at Ark Bentworth Primary (72 Bentworth Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7AJ) at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday 26th April 2017 for September 2017 admissions has been POSTPONED.  Please watch this space for the new date and time.

Admissions policy

ARK Conway prospectus (PDF format)

How to apply

The academy will admit 30 reception year students each September

Admissions are managed through the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham's school admissions team. Information on Ark Conway Primary Academy is included in their starting school brochure, which you can pick up from the council offices. Copies will also be available from most nurseries and early years centres.

For more information about the admissions process, including key dates, please see the Hammersmith and Fulham website here. Please note that admissions for entry into Reception class 2016 close on 15th January 2016.

Admissions criteria

Ark Conway Primary Academy is a non-selective school for local children. If the academy is oversubscribed, priority will be given to students with education and health care plans (EHCPs), where the academy is named on the EHCP. The remaining places will then be offered in the following order of priority:

  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
  • children of staff of the school where there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  • children who have a sibling who already attends the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission (for this purpose “sibling” means a whole, half or step-brother or -sister resident at the same address)
  • children of staff of the school (where there is no skill shortage)
  • the remaining places will be allocated to children who live closest to the school, using a straight line distance from the main entrance of the academy to the main entrance to the child’s home.

For full details, please see the admissions policy available here:

Ark Conway Admission Policy 2016-17

PDF iconArk Conway Admission Policy 2017-18

PDF iconArk Conway Admission Policy 2018-19

The local authority will keep a waiting list which is used to fill casual vacancies occurring if students leave during the year, or withdraw from a place that has been offered.

Appeals

Ark Schools Appeals Timetable September 2017 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception class in September 2016 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary 18 April 2017 20 May 2017
    after 20 May 2017 (late appeals)

 

‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.

Please read this guidance on infant class size appeals and follow this link to the primary appeal form. Please contact admissions@arkonline.org or the academy if you need a paper form.