Feedback relating to the Admissions Policy for 2023-2024
As part of the consultation process, we have received feedback highlighting that it would be helpful for us to clearly signpost our proposed removal of our Criteria 4 (Exceptional Social/Medical Circumstances) from our proposed admissions policy for the academic year 2023/2024.
Admission into Year 7 in September
The school’s admission criterion sets out admission preferences in case of over-subscription. Admission is organised county-wide by the local authority, Surrey County Council (SCC). Parents/Carers are asked to complete an online application form (paper copies are available upon request from SCC) by the deadline set by local authority and are normally advised on 1 March preceding September entry as to whether or not they have been successful with their choice of school.
In-Year admissions are co-ordinated by the local authority. Parents/Carers are asked to complete a CMA form (Centrally Managed Application) on the Surrey School Admissions website.
Admission into the Sixth Form
The Sixth Form admission criteria sets out the academic standards required for acceptance into the Sixth Form. It is recommended that students wishing to join the Sixth Form arrange an interview with the Head of the Sixth Form prior to applying.
Sixth Form Change of Notice for September 2023
This provides notice that the GLF Trust Board has agreed an alteration to The Beacon School from 1st September 2023 subject to approval by the Secretary of State for Education. There will be a change to the age range of the school from a 11 to 18 years to an 11 to 16 years thus removing the Sixth Form. As such no new students will be admitted into Year 12 in September 2023. Those students already in the Sixth Form moving from Year 12 to Year 13 will be able to complete their courses at the school.