The Academy will hold its Open Evenings for academic year 2013/2014 admissions on:
Monday 17 September 2012 from 6pm to 8pm
Principal's address 6.10pm* and 7.10pm*
Tuesday 18 September 2012 from 6.00-8.00pm
Principal's address 6.10pm* and 7.10pm*
Doors open at 5.45pm
(*doors to the auditorium will be closed at these times)
The Academy will hold two Open Mornings for academic year 2013/2014 admissions on:
Thursday 20 September 2012 from 9.00-11.00am
Friday 21 September 2012 from 9.00-11.00am
Tuesday 25 September 2012 from 9:00-11:00am
Limited and by appointment only, please telephone the Academy to book
Closing date for applications must arrive at Wandsworth Pupil Services by 31 October 2012. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashcroft Technology Academy is a state-funded school, independent of local authority control. The Academy is sponsored by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, who was also the founder sponsor of ADT College.
Building on the highly successful tradition and reputation of ADT College, Ashcroft Academy, with £14 million of new buildings and refurbishment, offers new and wider opportunities to achieve the highest possible standards of learning for our students.
The Trustees of the Academy are responsible for the arrangements for admitting children. The Academy will admit 210 students into Year 7 in 2013. Up to 21 places will be offered to children who show aptitude for Technology. After the admission of the specialist places and students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is the named school, the remainder of the places will be offered to children from across the full range of ability with priority given to those in public care, those with siblings, those whose parents have been employed by the Academy for a minimum of two years and then to those living nearest to the Academy.
Up to 21 Year 7 places will be allocated on the basis of an aptitude for Design and Technology and Information Technology.
All applicants for specialist places should complete a supplementary application form. They will then be invited into the Academy to take a short test for aptitude in Technology. It should be noted the aptitude test does not apply to in year admissions.
All applicants for a Year 7 place will be placed in one of five bands, based on their score in the Wandsworth Year 6 Non-Verbal Reasoning Test. Once the specialist places and places for students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs have been allocated, the remaining applications will be placed into one of the five bands and children will be allocated a place on the basis of the oversubscription criteria detailed below so that equal numbers are admitted from each band.
The criteria will be applied for each individual band in the order set out below:
- Children in public care.
- Children whose siblings currently attend the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission; (i.e. a natural brother or sister, or half-brother or sister, or a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister; who lives with them at the same address at the date of application and will continue to do so on the date of entry to the Academy).
- Children whose parent(s) has been employed by the Academy for a minimum of two years.
- Children who live nearest the Academy using Wandsworth Council straight-line distance from home to school, as measured by Wandsworth Council's Geographical Information System.
How places were offered last year
The following information is only a guide to give you a better idea of whether your child might be offered a place for September 2013. The situation can change from year to year.
- Total number of applications received: 1411
- Total number of places offered: 210
- Number of appeals heard: 29
- Number of successful appeals: 3
- Entrants must reach the age of 11 during the year 1st September 2012 to 31st August 2013 inclusive; immediately preceding entry to the Academy.
- Each intake will, as far as possible, represent the full range of ability and will also reflect the social, economic and cultural character of the area.
- All unsuccessful applicants will be invited to remain on the reserve list until October 2013 pending the occurrence of a vacancy.
- Due to the very high number of enquiries it will not be possible to offer prospective parents individual visits to the Academy.
- For the September 2012 intake there were 1411 applications for the 210 places available