All school admissions are coordinated by the Local Authority. The school admissions policy is available on request. Visit the Sheffield City Council website to access information about the admissions process and apply for a place at Yewlands Academy.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ADMISSION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Close liaison with feeder schools, families and specialist services takes place in order to determine the provision required by individual students with disabilities e.g. special equipment, additional support etc. Pre visits and risk assessments are arranged where necessary in consultation with the local authority.
Students with disabilities wherever possible have access to the whole curriculum and extracurricular activities. Alternatives are offered if difficulties arise.
‘Reasonable adjustments’ have been made to all relevant polices within the Academy in order to assist access to the curriculum and the physical environment (which are also reflected in the Academy’s Accessibility Plan). A copy of the Accessibility Plan may be obtained from the Academy office. On admission, the Academy operates a system of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) for individual students with disabilities in collaboration with families and Academy staff.
The Academy’s SEND Policy has been adapted to include the Disability Discrimination Policy in line with the Children’s and Families Act 2014, which came into force on 1 of September 2014.
The Academy will contact the Local Authority if necessary in accordance with the Safeguarding Policy which is available on request.
Oversubscription criteria as follows:
- Looked After or previously Looked After children
- Catchment area & Sibling
- Catchment area
- Feeder School
- Other applications
The tie-breaker within each category being straight line distance as the crow flies.
The Government is keen to ensure that parents and students are fully informed of other opportunities that might be available at times other than normal transfer points. This is to alert you to the fact that there are local schools with atypical admission age in the area within reasonable travelling distance, these being two University Technical Colleges (UTC) who take student at Y10 and Y12. Parents and students may apply for admission to the UTCs. Both schools are still accepting applications for September 2017. Please follow the link to learn more about both schools and how to make applications.” The link to the letter is at www.sheffield.gov.uk/schoolplacesutc