Consultation on the Draft Admissions Policy 2022/23

Admissions authorities are required to consult on their admission arrangements whenever a change to the arrangements are proposed, or if no changes are proposed, every 7 years.  As such the Cabot Learning Federation is consulting on the admissions arrangements for the academies shown below, for students joining from September 2022.

Academies in Bristol – consultation period 26th November 2020 to 21st January 2021.

  • Summerhill Academy – proposal to reduce Published Admissions Number (PAN) from 90 pupils to 60 pupils.

Summerhill Academy currently has a PAN of 90 in year 3. The majority of pupils at Summerhill Academy attended Summerhill Infants (a maintained school) and infant pupils are prioritised in the admissions policy oversubscription criteria. The Infant school have seen falling numbers over the last few years and last winter consulted on and determined a reduction in PAN from 90 to 60.

This had been reflected in numbers arriving at Summerhill Academy over recent years, with the total number of students on roll being reduced each year over the last five years.  The impact on Academy organisation and finances is significant, with less than optimal class sizes. Due to the current year group sizes at Summerhill Infants, the timing of this proposed change will not result in any shortfall in places for those who apply to Summerhill Academy.

No other elements of the Admissions policy and oversubscription criteria are changing.

Academies in South Gloucestershire – consultation period 26th November 2020 to 21st January 2021.

  • King’s Oak Academy
  • Digitech Studio School

These academies are consulting as the admissions policy has not been consulted on during the last 7 years. There are no changes proposed.

Academies in North Somerset – consultation period 26th November 2020 to 21st January 2021.

  • Winterstoke Hundred Academy

The academy is proposing the addition of a sibling clause in its oversubscription criteria.

To see a copy of the full draft policy please visit the policies page of the relevant academy website at the following addresses:

Summerhill Academy –

King’s Oak Academy –

Digitech Studio School Bristol –

Winterstoke Hundred Academy –

Any comments on or objections to the proposals can be made during the stated period to Wendy Hellin, Corporate Services Assistant for the Cabot Learning Federation.  The email address for correspondence is [email protected] or in writing to Wendy Hellin, Federation House, King’s Oak Academy, Brook Road, Bristol, BS15 4JT.

Wendy Hellin

Cabot Learning Federation