Newland School for Girls has an agreed admission number of 150 pupils in all year groups.
Please see below for the Newland School for Girls Admissions Policy. The Admission Policy for 2023-24 applies from September 2023.
Admissions Criteria for Community Secondary Schools: Newland School for Girls
Children in public care at the time when preferences are expressed and who are still in public care at the time of their admission to school, and those who have been previously looked after, (see note (iv) below),
Having a sister who will be attending the school at the expected time of admission (see note (ii) below)
Geographical, with priority given to those living nearest to the school (see notes (i) and (iii) below)
Criteria 2 and 3 will be used as a tie-breaker for other criteria. If the school is over subscribed after the allocation of children with an EHCP and children under criteria 1 and 2, then the geographical criteria will be used in that order as tie-breakers.
(i) Residence is defined as the normal family address where the child resides. The qualification date is the closing date for applications under the co-ordinated admissions scheme. (Where families change normal address after the closing date but before the allocation process has finished this can be considered under the review procedure).
Where parents live at separate addresses and have joint custody, the address used will be the one where the child spends the main part of the school week (ie. Sunday night to Thursday night inclusive). Childcare arrangements involving relatives’ addresses do not qualify as normal family addresses for this purpose unless there is a court Residence Order in place.
(ii) Sisters include children with the same natural parents living at the same address children with the same natural parents living at different addresses (eg due to separation of natural parents) half- sisters living at the same address step – sisters living at the same address – children living as part of the same family unit with their parents/guardians at the same address.
(iii) The measurement of distance is the shortest available safe route for pedestrians along footpaths, using footpaths alongside roads marked on the current street map of the City. Front entrance of home property (residence) to main entrance of school site is used. The Authority will use Routefinder, a computer mapping system, to make measurements
(iv) the highest priority must be given to looked after children (1) and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (2) (or became subject to a residence order) (3) or special guardianship order (4). Further references to previously looked after children in the Code means children who were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.
1 A ‘looked after child’ is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
2 Under the terms of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. See section 46 (adoption orders).
3 Under the terms of the Children Act 1989. See section 8 which defines a ‘residence order’ as an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live.
4 See section 14A of the Children Act 1989 which defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order.
How to apply for your daughter to attend Newland School for Girls
If your daughter is currently at primary school, she will receive an application form to attend secondary school in the September of Year 6. This is your opportunity to put Newland School for Girls as first choice to ensure she has the best chance of attending in Year 7.
If your daughter is currently at a different secondary school and wishes to transfer to Newland, please contact us on tel: 01482 343098 to check for place availability and organise a chance for you and your daughter to tour the school. It will then be necessary to contact Hull City Council Secondary Admissions (Tel: 01482 300300) to have them send you a transfer form.
School Admissions Team
2nd Floor, Guildhall,
Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AA
Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349
If you would like any further information on admission to Newland School for Girls, please do not hesitate to contact us on tel: 01482 343098.
How to appeal against a school placement decision
If we are unable to offer you a place at Newland School for Girls, you will be sent an appeal form with your allocation letter for you to make a formal appeal. Details of how to appeal will be on your appeal form. Your appeal will be heard within 20 school days of the closing date for appeals by an independent appeal panel arranged locally.