Secondary school admission appeals: September 2019

If your child has been refused a place at Blackburn with Darwen school(s), their name will be placed on the waiting list for the school(s). If places become available, they will be filled from the waiting list in priority order. Waiting lists remain open until the end of the Autumn Term in December 2019.

You also have a right of appeal against the decision to an independent appeal panel. You can appeal for more than one school.

It is expected that the first round of appeals for Blackburn with Darwen secondary schools will be held in May 2019. In order for your appeal to be heard in the first round, you should submit your appeal paperwork no later than March 31, 2019.

Blackburn Central High School, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Darwen Vale High School, Pleckgate High School, and Witton Park Academy

If your child has been refused a place at either of the schools listed above and you wish to appeal, please email admissions@blackburn.gov.uk and request the appropriate appeal(s) form.

Our Lady & St John Catholic College

For information why your child was refused a place, or to obtain an appeal form, please email CTaylor2@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk or call (01254) 588388 and ask for Casandra Taylor.

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

For information why your child was refused a place, or to obtain an appeal form, please email admissions@qegsblackburn.com

St Bede's RC High School

For information why your child was refused a place, or to obtain an appeal form, please email jturner2@stbedesblackburn.com or call (01254) 202519 and ask for Jane Turner.

St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy

For information why your child was refused a place, or to obtain an appeal form, please email knightingale@saintwilfrids.com or call (01254) 604001 and ask for Mrs Nightingale.

Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School

For information why your child was refused a place, or to obtain an appeal form for Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School, please email admissions@tibhs.staracademies.org or call (01254) 918670 and ask for Aysha Elahi.

Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School

For information why your child was refused a place, or to obtain an appeal form for Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School, please email TIGHS_Admissions@tighs.staracademies.org or call (01254) 54021 and ask for Muneera Umerji.

Schools located in the area administered by Bolton Council

For information why your child was refused a place at a Bolton school, please visit their website at www.bolton.gov.uk/admissions or email admissions@bolton.gov.uk or call (01204) 333333

Schools located in the area administered by Lancashire County Council

For information why your child was refused a place at a Lancashire school, please visit their website at www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools for full details, appeals forms and information.

Advice is also available from Coram Children's Legal Centre

St Wilfrid's CE Academy

Published admission number : 246

By the closing date for receipt of applications 736 preferences were received.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria

St Wilfrid's CE Academy offered places
Category Children offered places
Pupils with either an education, health and care plan, or a statement of special educational needs 2
Children in public care or adopted children who were previously in public care 0 with sibling 5 with no sibling
Children with special medical or social circumstances 0 with sibling 0 with no sibling
Parents with not less than weekly worship attendance over a period of two years leading up to 1 September in the year of application, in the Church of England or at churches in membership of Churches Together in England, the Free Churches Group or the Evangelical Alliance, with first priority given to siblings of pupils who are on the school roll both at the closing date for applications and at the time of transfer, including sixth form. 10 with siblings 23 with no sibling
Parents with not less than fortnightly worship attendance over two years leading up to 1 September in the year of application, in the Church of England or at churches in membership of Churches Together in England, the Free Churches Group or the Evangelical Alliance, with first priority given to siblings of pupils who are on the school roll both at the closing date for applications and at the time of transfer, including sixth form. 10 with siblings 18 without siblings
Parents with not less than monthly worship attendance over two years leading up to 1 September in the year of application, in the Church of England or at churches in membership of Churches Together in England, the Free Churches Group or the Evangelical Alliance, with first priority given to siblings of pupils who are on the school roll both at the closing date for applications and at the time of transfer, including sixth form. 7 with siblings 11 without siblings
Parents with not less than weekly worship attendance over a period of one year leading up to 1 September in the year of application, in the Church of England or at churches in membership of Churches Together in England, the Free Churches Group or the Evangelical Alliance, with first priority given to siblings of pupils who are on the school roll both at the closing date for applications and at the time of transfer, including sixth form. 0 with sibling 2 with no sibling
Parents with not less than fortnightly worship attendance over one year leading up to 1 September in the year of application, in the Church of England or at churches in membership of Churches Together in England, the Free Churches Group or the Evangelical Alliance, with first priority given to siblings of pupils who are on the school roll both at the closing date for applications and at the time of transfer, including sixth form. 0 with siblings 4 with no sibling
Parents with not less than monthly worship attendance over one year leading up to 1 September in the year of application, in the Church of England or at churches in membership of Churches Together in England, the Free Churches Group or the Evangelical Alliance, with first priority given to siblings of pupils who are on the school roll both at the closing date for applications and at the time of transfer, including sixth form. 4 with sibling 4 with no sibling
Children with a parent who is an occasional worshipper at the Church of England or at churches in membership of in membership of Churches Together in England, the Free Churches Group or the Evangelical Alliance. Occasional worshipping is defined as a minimum of six times for a period of at least one year leading up to 1 September in the year of application. 4 with siblings 13 with no sibling
Children who are occasional worshippers at the Church of England or at churches in membership of in membership of Churches Together in England, the Free Churches Group or the Evangelical Alliance. Occasional worshipping is defined as a minimum of six times for a period of at least one year leading up to 1 September in the year of application. 4 with siblings 9 with no sibling
Children of staff 1 with siblings 0 with no siblings
Children who have attended The Redeemer CE Primary School, Blackburn, Mellor St Mary's CE Primary School, St Aidan's CE Academy, St Francis CE Primary School, St Gabriel's CE Primary School, St Paul's CE Primary School, Hoddlesden, St Oswald's CE Primary School, Knuzden or Belthorn Academy, for the whole of year 5 there in the school year before the closing date for applications. 14 with siblings 35 with no siblings
Children with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who show evidence of being an active member of the major world faiths who are in membership of the UK Interfaith Network; in addition to Christians, it includes Buddhists, Baha'is, Hindus, Jains, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Zorastrianeeps. The governors will request confirmation of this from the relevant member of the clergy or worship leader. 24 with siblings *42 with no siblings
Other children on the basis of distance 0 with siblings 0 with no siblings

*These places were offered using the distance tiebreak; the address of the last child to be offered a place was 1.287 miles from the school.

Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School

Published admission number : 124

By the closing date for receipt of applications 357 preferences were received.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria;

Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School offered places
Category Children offered places
Boys with either an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs 2
Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School offered places
Category Group A Children offered places
Looked after Muslim boys or boys previously looked after 1
Boys whose parent(s) are members of, or women who receive membership benefits of Tauheedul Islam Mosque 29
Boys whose parent(s) are members of, or women who receive membership benefits of either Al Hidayah, Anisul Islam or Irfan Mosques 29
Sons of Muslim Staff employed at the school 0
Muslim boys with a sibling 0
Muslim boys : Social/ Medical 0
Muslim boys attending The Olive School, Blackburn 0
Distance (All other Muslim boys who live nearest to the school) *2
Group ‘A’ Total 61
*The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place under Criteria 8 was 0.632 miles.
Category Group B Children offered places
Looked after boys or boys previously looked after 0
Sons of staff employed at the school 5
Boys with a sibling 28
Social / Medical 1
Boys attending The Olive School, Blackburn 13
Distance (All other boys who live nearest to the school) *14
Group ‘B’ Total> 61

*The distance from home to school of the last child offered a place under Criteria 6 was 0.717 miles

Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School

Published admission number : 124

By the closing date for receipt of applications 381 preferences were received.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria;

Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School offered places

Category Children offered places
Girls with either an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs 2
Looked after Girls 1
Girls whose parent(s) are members of, or women who receive the Membership benefits of, Masjid-e-Tauheedul 41
Girls whose parent(s) are members of, or women who receive Membership benefits of Masjid Al Hidayah, Masjid-e-Irfan, or Masjid-e-Anisul Islam 48
Daughters of Staff employed at TIGHS or TIGHS Sixth form 2
Sibling 30
Girls for whom the governing body accepts that they have proven, exceptionally strong special, medical or social circumstances 0
Girls attending The Olive School, Blackburn at the time of application 0
Distance 0

St Bede's RC High School

Published admission number : 210

By the closing date for receipt of applications 454 preferences were received.

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places in the following order of criteria.

St Bede's RC High School offered places
Category Children offered places
Children with either an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs 5
Baptised Catholic looked after Children and previously looked after children 5
Baptised Catholic children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission 59
Baptised Catholic children from Partner Primary Schools: - St Paul's & St Peter's (Blackburn), St Edward's & St Joseph's (Darwen) and Feniscowles Primary School 83
Other Baptised Catholic children 32
Non Catholic Children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission 5
A child with a parent or carer employed at St Bede's 0
Non Catholic children from the Partner Primary Schools *21
Other children 0

*These places were offered using the distance tiebreak; the address of the last child to be offered a place was 0.840 miles from the school.

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Published admission number : 140

By the closing date for receipt of applications 576 preferences were received

The Governors applied the admission policy and offered places to pupils resident within Blackburn Borough Council in the following order of criteria

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Blackburn with Darwen offered places
BWD Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Band 4 Band 5
Year 6 transfers offered = 23 4 6 5 3 5
SEN/IPRA/EHCP
CIOC
Staff Member 1
Other Children 10 12 11 15 10
Total 15 18 16 18 15
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School out of borough offered places
Out of Borough Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Band 4 Band 5
Year 6 transfers offered = 9 3 2 1 3 0
SEN/IPRA/EHCP 1
CIOC
Staff Member
Other Children 10 14 10 7 7
Total 13 16 11 10 8