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Choosing a school for your son or daughter is one of the most important decisions you will make in your child’s life. Our aim is to provide you with as much information as possible so that you can make the right choice for your child. If you are considering sending your child to Moor End Academy we would advise you to contact our Admissions Manager, Anita Kaur for further information. You may also want to make an appointment to visit us and have a tour of our facilities. 

Kirklees Admissions In-Year Admissions

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Admissions Manager
01484 222230 Ext 202 

Admission Arrangements for 2023-24

Kirklees Secondary Guide for Parents

The academy will be non-selective, taking in mixed, multi ethnic students of all abilities and serving the local community first. The academy is part of South Pennine Academies The academy will retain its current admissions criteria and catchment area / priority admission area (PAA). The academy will admit children with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the academy is named on the statement. The academy has 12 places for students who have a statement of SEN with a visual impairment. The local authority will coordinate normal round applications for entry at age 11. The academy will coordinate their own in-year applications and will participate in, in-year fair access protocols.

Entry at age 11

The governing body plan to offer up to 210 places at age 11.  This will be the admission number (AN) for the academy.  NB: 1050 includes the 12 places for students with a visual impairment and 4 transitional places for students with a visual impairment. 

Application Process

a) Arrangement for applications for places at Moor End Academy will be made in accordance with Kirklees local authority coordinated admission arrangements, as published in the LA’s booklet, ‘Guide for Parents about Admissions to Secondary Schools’.

b) An applicant must complete the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF), supplied by their home Local Authority and return it as instructed by the Local Authority. 

c) If the number of preferences received is less than the AN then all preferences will be met.

d) If there are more applications than places available at the Academy the oversubscription criteria will be applied.

e) It is very important that the form is returned by the closing date because forms received after this date will be treated as ‘late’.  Late applications are not dealt with until all those received on time have been through the application process. 

Oversubscription criteria

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, the following priorities will apply:

1. Children in public care  (looked after children) or a child who was previously looked after or are adopted children

2. Children who have a brother or sister attending the Academy at the time of admission. (sibling rule)   NB: (brother or sister means; a child with at least one natural or legally adopted parent being the same person).  Original documents may be requested by the Admissions Manager.

3. Children who live in the Academy’s PAA (proof of address and residency may be requested by the Admissions Manager)

4. Children who live outside the Academy’s PAA

Tie breaks

Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the categories listed above would still lead to oversubscription, the available places will be offered to those living nearest the Academy. Straight line distance will be used to measure. 

Distance is measured in a straight line from a child’s home address to the school/academy. Measurements are calculated using seven-figure grid references for each address taken from Ordnance Survey ADDRESS-POINT® data, this is supplied by Kirklees. This grid reference relates to a point that falls within the permanent building structure corresponding to the address. The boundary of the building structure for the address is derived from Ordnance Survey Land-Line data. For smaller, residential properties the grid reference denotes a point near the centre of the building. For larger properties, like schools with, for example, multiple buildings and large grounds, the grid reference relates to a point inside the main addressable building structure. The distance calculated is accurate to within 1 metre.

Notification of offer of place

The formal offer of a place will come from the Local Authority, which will write to parents on 1st March 2024 allocating a single secondary school/academy to their child.

Waiting lists and appeals

Subject to any provisions regarding waiting lists in the LAs coordinated admissions scheme, the Academy will operate a waiting list for year 7.   Where in any year the Academy receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate throughout the year and will be maintained by the Academy.   Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.

Unsuccessful applicants have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.   Please contact the academy to find out how to appeal.

In-Year Admissions

Applications for in year admissions should be made directly to the academy. Parents are requested to use the Kirklees ICAF, these are available from the academy. 

Special Education Needs

The Academy will admit children with Statements of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan where the Academy is named in the statement or plan. Parents of potential children are invited to meet with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCo), in order to discuss their child’s needs and how these could be met by the academy. The academy ensures that admission procedures and arrangements are accessible to disabled applicants and do not treat vulnerable children less favourably. 

What is an ICAF (in-year common application form) 

•  The ICAF (in-year common application form) is used by Kirklees parents to apply for their child to change school during the school year.
•  You may apply no earlier than one school term in advance of when the school place is required. We normally only allow a child to start at a new school at the beginning of a term unless their home address has changed significantly.
•  If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs please do not complete the ICAF. Please contact your child's special educational needs caseworker to discuss a change of school.
•  If after reading the 'in-year admissions - useful information for parents' leaflet, you need any further advice or help in completing the ICAF, please contact our Admissions Manager, Anita Kaur at admissions@edu.moorend.org or by telephone on 01484 222230 ext 202
•  Please note that if we receive your application during the school holidays, we may not be able to consider your application until the start of the new school term.

What happens next?

Once we have received your child’s completed ICAF (in-year common application form) the following will happen:

•  Moor End Academy will issue parents/carers with a receipt for the ICAF 
•  Moor End Academy will check the availability of places
•  The ICAF will be scanned and sent to Kirklees Admissions

If there are places available

If there are places available we will write to you offering your child a place and inviting you to an admission meeting at the Academy. At the meeting you will be meet with your child’s year group Learning Leader who will take you on a tour of the Academy, and help you to complete our admission forms. After the admission meeting you will be given a start date for your child. The start date will usually be within 10 working days of your meeting if you have had a significant house move otherwise it will be at the start of the next term.

If there are no places available

If there are no places available we will write to you saying that we cannot offer your child a place with us and asking whether you would like us to add your child’s name to our waiting list. The Governing Body will use the oversubscription criteria above to rank unsuccessful applicants in a waiting list so that further places may be offered if they become available.


Unsuccessful applicants may contact the Academy to be advised of their right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel.

Normal round admissions (transferring from a junior school to a secondary school/academy)

Kirklees Admissions will continue to deal with normal round admissions.

How do I make my application?

You must apply using your home Local Authority’s Common Application Form. Your home LA is the one to which you pay your council tax. 

Applying online

Kirklees residents must apply online at www.kirklees.gov.uk/admissions.

Parents who live in other council areas and not in Kirklees, must apply through their local council.

What happens next?

Kirklees Admissions will write to you at the beginning of March to let you know which school/academy your child has been allocated. If you have applied online you can view your offer online.

Appeals Summary

All appeals are dealt with by Kirklees council.  Please use the link below to see the procedure and timeline.

Kirklees Appeals Process