Schools using Fair Banding admissions

Joanne Bartley made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

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Dear Kent County Council,

I would like to know which Kent secondary schools use Fair Banding admissions arrangements. (School admissions using a cognitive ability (or similar) test and scores used to place pupils into an ability band.) Also flagging if the test/admission banding is shared with other schools.

Ideally I would like to see an Excel of Kent state secondary schools and their arrangements for oversubscriptions, to see which admission arrangements are used.

I hope you can help.

Yours faithfully,

Joanne Bartley

Kent County Council

Dear Ms Bartley

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 28th August 2015  (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/15/1255 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

I have also sent a copy of this acknowledgement in hard copy.

 

Best regards

 

Jemila Dodge | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Phone: 03000 416034 |
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...

 

 

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Dear Ms Bartley  

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000. I am pleased to provide the response below:

 

I would like to know which Kent secondary schools use Fair Banding
admissions arrangements. Also flagging if the test/admission banding is
shared with other schools. Ideally I would like to see an Excel of Kent
state secondary schools and their arrangements for oversubscriptions, to
see which admission arrangements are used.

 

Schools that use banding are Leigh Technology, Cornwallis Academy, New
Line Learning Academy, Canterbury Academy and Herne Bay High. This
information is also provided in the ‘Admission to Secondary School in
Kent’ booklet that Kent County Council’s Admissions Team produces each
year.

 

The 2015 edition contains the admissions arrangements for all schools,
please see a copy attached.

 

Kent County Council does not hold information on whether the schools share
this information. You will need to contact individual schools directly.
Contact details are published via the following link:
[1]http://webapps.kent.gov.uk/KCC.SchoolSea....

 

The next booklet for 2016 admissions is yet to be published, however
should you require information about admission arrangements for 2016,
please visit KCC’s website via the following link:

[2]http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-chi....

 

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[3]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/15/1255.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [4]http://www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Laura Pronger | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | 03000 416590 |
[5]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
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