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  • Admissions

    Millbank Academy is a non-selective school, and all applications are considered.

    Reception Admissions

    With the exception of Nursery class, all mainstream year groups have 60 pupils arranged in two classes of 30. If the school is oversubscribed, applications are considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of students with Statements of Special Educational Needs where Millbank Academy is named on the Statement, the criteria will be applied in this order:

    • Looked after children and children who were formerly looked after;
    • Specific medical needs, social needs and special needs where the application is supported by written specific professional advice as to why the admission to the school is necessary;
    • Siblings of students currently attending the school who will continue to do so on the date of admission;
    • Nearest walking distance to the school – children who live the nearest distance from the school.

    If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, he or she will be starting Reception in primary school from September 2020. Applications for admission to Reception class are managed by Westminster City Council. To apply for a place in Reception at Millbank Academy please apply online via the following link:

    https://www.westminster.gov.uk/starting-primary-school

    Applications open on the 1st of September 2019 for entry to Reception class in September 2020. On-time applications close on the 15th January 2020, and you will be notified of the outcome of your application on 16th April 2020. If your application is not successful, you can put your child’s name on the waiting list managed by Westminster City Council.

    Applications for admission to Windmill class are made in liaison with Westminster City Council. Windmill class is our specialist provision for children with a statement of Special Educational Needs and a diagnosis of autism.

    In-Year Applications

    Parents or guardians who would like to apply for a place at Millbank Academy at any time other than Reception or nursery, will need to apply using the Bi-Borough in-year application form. You can find the Bi-Borough Primary In-Year Common Application Form, by clicking the link below:

    https://www.westminster.gov.uk/in-year-school-admissions

    Once an application has been received by the Bi-Borough Admissions Team, it will be forwarded to Millbank Academy for a decision as to whether a place can be offered. If we are unable to offer a place, the child’s name will be placed on a waiting list in accordance with the published admissions criteria.

    The Windmill Centre Autism Resource Provision

    The Windmill Centre is an Autism Resource Provision (ARP) attached to Millbank Academy. It is a 10 place setting for children aged 4 – 11 years of age, with a diagnosis of autism and an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

    Admissions to The Windmill Centre are separate to mainstream admissions. Decisions will be made by the Local Authority SEN panel in conjunction with the school. Priority will be given to children living in the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

    ADMISSION CRITERIA

    Children will have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Children will have an Education Health and Care Plan.

    Children will show potential for accessing a minimum of 25% of the school day in a mainstream classroom without 1:1 support. The expectation will be for this percentage to increase as the child progresses through the school, in preparation for secondary.

    Children will demonstrate a motivation to communicate and show potential for developing expressive or receptive language.

    Children will be independent with key self-help skills such as using the toilet and feeding.

    Children’s cognitive ability will be compatible with the existing cohort of children in the unit.

    Millbank Academy Prospectus

    School Tours

    Parents and carers are warmly encouraged to visit the school before applying for a place. We offer regular tours of the school, which include tours of the classrooms, halls and playgrounds, and provide an opportunity to see the teaching and learning that takes place. Tours are run in small groups and so you will be able to ask questions

    School Tours are currently taking place every Tuesday at 9.15am - 10am.

     

    Please contact the school office to arrange to join a tour.

    Tel: 020 3262 0068

    Appeals

    If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at Millbank Academy, you have the right, by law, to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Please bear in mind that although the law allows you to have the opportunity to appeal against admission decisions, it does not give your child the automatic right to a place at a particular school. There is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful and each case will be decided on its own merits by the independently appointed panel.

    Appeals for Millbank Academy are processed by Westminster City Council, and further information about the process can be found on the Westminster website and in the downloadable leaflet, the Admission Appeals Guide. If you are appealing for Reception 2020, your application outcome letter will include information on the timescale for submitting an appeal.

    For future information about admissions appeals please click on the link below:

    https://www.westminster.gov.uk/school-admission-appeals

    Click here to download a Parent’s Guide to Admissions Appeals

    Admissions Arrangements

    Please see the admissions arrangements for this year and last year below. 

    Millbank Academy

    Millbank Academy, Erasmus Street London SW1P 4HR
    office@millbankacademy.org.uk
    Tel: 020 3262 0068