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2020 Admissions Proposal

2020 Admissions Proposal
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Thank you for your interest in proposed changes to our admissions procedure for September 2020.

Update: 2020 Admissions Proposal (January 2019)

Statement from Gary Hickey
“We are extremely disappointed to discover that we have been unsuccessful in our application for £2M from the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF) to enable us to take an additional 30 pupils per year from September 2020. 
The fund was created to enable selective schools to increase their intake of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. We feel our bid clearly demonstrated how the additional funds would enable us to do this in an area of great need, as our plans would have allowed us to extend our attendance area to include the whole of Telford and Wrekin; one of the most educationally disadvantaged boroughs in England. We have a proven record of enabling more disadvantaged pupils to gain a place and our well-known work in the field of social mobility has been documented nationally.
The Governors and I will now consider the Department of Education’s encouragement to re-apply in the next round of funding; the results of which are due around April. If we were to be successful it is expected that any expansion in numbers or changes to our admissions process could still possibly be implemented for September 2020, though if we were to be successful in Round Two it would probably not take place until September 2021."

Consultation Period

The six week consultation period has now ended and all of the feedback we received was forwarded to the Telford & Wrekin Admissions Forum. The Headmaster has reviewed all of the feedback we received and has provided a reply below.

Reply to consultation

Full details of the proposal we have put forward can be found by following the links below:

2020 Admissions Proposal

Telford School Attendance Area

Telford Schools Admissions Consultation

Once approved our 2020 Admissions Policy will be published here.

If you have any queries concerning admission to Haberdashers’ Adams please contact the Registrar on (01952) 953813 or by e-mail at