Woodside High School

"This is an
Outstanding School

Teaching is outstanding and teachers have the highest expectations for their students. Teachers constantly work with students to achieve the very best." - Ofsted 2014

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Admissions

The following guide will help to explain the processes that you need to complete to apply for your child to come to Woodside.

Pre October Register and apply on eAdmissions website
October 31st October is the closing date for applicants
December Sibling check needs to be completed, 99% will be offered a place
February List of offered/accepted pupils from Haringey
  Welcome letter from the Headteacher with Ofsted report sent to all applicants
April Letter to all applicants to confirm place and up-date all address and telephone details
May Members of staff visit primary schools to meet with pupils joining the school in September
June Letter to new parents informing them of all the events that are to follow: Taster day
  Parents’ Evening and Enrolment Evenings
July Beginning of July attend Taster Day and 2nd week in July attend Enrolment Evenings
  PE kit, tie and badge can be ordered/ bought on the night of enrolment
August All pupils entered on the school system, put in tutor groups and timetables ready for September start.
  Letter to all parents informing them of school staggered start time for the new term
September All year 7 students do a CATs test and have their photos taken and up loaded to the school system. CATs (Cognitive Abilities Tests) are IQ tests that assess a range of skills. The tests look at reasoning with three types of symbols: words, numbers and shapes or figures, i.e. verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and Quantative reasoning.

 

Admissions criteria

Woodside High School follows admission arrangements as set out by Haringey Council. Details of admission information, criteria and over-subscription arrangements can be found on the Haringey Secondary school admissions booklet.

Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or statement of special educational needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out, in priority order:

  1. Children in Care/ Looked After Children

Children who are looked after by a local authority or were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order. 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 defined in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

  1. Social Medical

Children who the Authority accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at one specific school. Applications will only be considered under this category if they are supported by a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional. The information must confirm the exceptional medical or social need and demonstrate how the specific school is the only school that can meet the defined needs of the child.

  1. Brother or sister (sibling)

Children with a brother or sister already attending the school and who will still be attending in years 7-11 on the date of admission. Children whose home address is closest to the preferred school. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the Ordnance Survey address point of the child’s home to the Ordnance Survey address point of the school, calculated using the Haringey computerised mapping system.

  1. Distance

Children whose home address is closest to the preferred school. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the Ordnance Survey address point of the child’s home to the Ordnance Survey address point of the school, calculated using the Haringey computerised mapping system.

If you are new to the area and want your child to come to Woodside High School or if you want to change from another local school then you will need to contact the Haringey Secondary Admission Services on 020 8489 1000 or by email to secondaryadmissions@haringey.gov.uk

More information is available on the Haringey Website.

If you have any further questions then please call the school on 020 8889 6761 and ask to speak to the Admissions Officer.