HCAT Consultation on 2020/21 Admissions


We are a primary and secondary Academy Trust currently responsible for 15 academies in 2 local authority areas. In developing these Trust-wide admissions policies, we are seeking to: provide a core of consistency across all our academies on aspects that will reflect our vision and values; while aligning with local arrangements so that parents/carers of potential pupils can more easily navigate their options. This consultation applies to our existing open academies – see admissions policy attached for details

Key points

The Trust proposes a Trust-wide approach to admissions, for September 2020, based on:

1. simple and fair oversubscription criteria that ensure our schools serve their local communities and families

2. participation in the coordinated admissions scheme run by the relevant local authority in which the school is located.

3. alignment with the relevant local authority’s approach on technical details such as how home-to-school distance is measured or how certain terms are defined, to keep things as simple and consistent as possible for parents/carers of potential pupils.


Where applications are unsuccessful, there is a right to appeal as set out in the admissions code and this will be explained in the response to the parent/carer. Appeals will be carried out within the timescales set out in the code.

Equality Impact Assessment

There are no identified differential impacts on individuals with protected characteristics set out in the Equalities Act 2010: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; or sexual orientation.

Comments on the consultation to:

Email or write to the following address:

Collaborative Academy Trust

c/o The Marvell College

Barham Road




HCAT admissions consultation –

[state name of academy your response relates to, if relevant] 


Click here for our current Admission form


Click here for our current Admissions Policy


Click on the following link for information regarding in-year admissions to the school

In-year admissions


Click the following link for the proposed HCAT admissions for years 2020-2021