Consultation on the UST Admission Policy Proposed Changes for September 2022

The University Schools Trust (UST), as a Multi-Academy Trust, operates as the admission authority for the schools within the UST. The UST, as part of its continued work with the community has retained the vast majority of admissions procedures outlined by the Local Authority of each school within the UST.

Admissions Policy (Consultation Version for September 2022)

The areas of consultation as part of the UST’s proposed admissions policy for September 2022 are found below.

Please note that that for this consultation process it is only the areas listed below where comments are sought.

Please send any comments relating to this admissions policy to info@ust.london by Friday 15th January 2021 at 3pm.

Please indicate clearly in the comments to the UST your role within the community from the list below;

  • Acting on behalf of a Local Authority (Please indicate which Local Authority)
  • Acting on behalf of an Admissions Authority (Please indicate which Admissions Authority)
  • Teacher / Governor of a Local School
  • Parent
  • Other Local Community Stakeholder (Please provide information regarding this)

The areas for which comments are sought are;

Royal Greenwich Trust School (RGTS)

The UST is proposing a reduction in the Royal Greenwich Sixth Form (Year 12) Published Admission Number from 150 to 100.

This is due to the fact that RGTS is continuing to expand its pupil roll in years 7-11 following its conversion to a 11-18 school from its previous status of a UTC and the completion of an exciting expansion build that will provide a state of the art learning environment for all students.

The UST is proposing to adopt the SPWT oversubscription criterion for the admission of children into the secondary school (excluding sixth form) of staff who have worked at the school for 2 or more years or for a member of staff who has been recruited to fill a demonstrable skills shortage.

This item was consulted on previously with respect to SPWT. The UST is therefore now consulting on this area so that the UST is able to provide continued consistency across the Trust. This criterion would be added immediately before the distance over-subscription criterion.

St Paul’s Way Trust School (SPWT)

The UST is proposing to add details regarding the process in the event of a tie-break situation where the allocation cannot be decided on distance. The process will be to decide, in the event of a tie-break, via random allocation conducted by an independent individual.

The outcome is clearly defined for both RGTS and the nursery admissions at SPWT should the situation of equidistant applications and the proposal is to adopt this process for the other admission points, that is by independent random allocation.

Trust-Wide

The UST is proposing to include an additional over-subscription criterion for its secondary schools relating to students applying from Trust Primary Schools.

The inclusion of this criteria is not unusual for cross-phase Multi-Academy Trusts and is being proposed to help provide a greater opportunity for families to continue on a longer term journey with the Trust should they wish to do so. The proposed UST linked over-subscription criteria would follow immediately after the criterion that relates to siblings.