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 2022 close on 15th January 2022.

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 Admissions Policy 2021-22 

Ark Conway Admissions Policy 2022-23

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.

In- year Admissions

Applications to any year group outside the main admissions round (In Year admissions) should be made directly to the Admissions Team at London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham on 020 8753 1085 or email school.admissions@lbhf.gov.uk

If you wish to apply for a place, please complete the application form https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/sites/default/files/section_attachments/in-year_...

Parents/carers will be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days. If a place is refused the child will be added to the waiting list, the position on the waiting list will be determined according to the oversubscription criteria in the School's Admission Policy.

If refused a place, the parent/carer has the right to appeal the decision.

If you wish to appeal, please click this link for the appeal form https://www.cognitoforms.com/ArkSchools1/AdmissionsAppealForm

For primary appeals, please first read this guidance about infant class size appeals

Appeal panel hearings will take place within 30 days of school days of receipt of the appeal. Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal hearing date by the independent appeal panel clerk.

 

Appeals

Due to Covid-19 restrictions it may not be possible to hold appeal panel hearings in the usual way this year. The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with. Appeals will be heard during May/June/July; all appellants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark Schools.

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary 16th April 2021 17th May 2021

 

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

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

Please read this guidance about infant class size appeals, click here for the primary appeal form

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.