Brent Council is responsible for all admissions to Michaela Community School. Brent Council’s website contains full details relating to all aspects of applying for a secondary school place: www.brent.gov.uk. If you wish to secure a place at Michaela, you must join our waiting list.
Admissions for September 2018
Apply for children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 who will start secondary school in September 2018.
Applications must be made online through www.eadmissions.org.uk
Families with a sibling already attending Michaela Community School must still apply.
The deadline to apply is 31 October 2017.
For more information on the admissions process and how to apply, please visit www.brent.gov.uk/admissions
Alternatively, contact Brent about school admissions by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 020 8937 3110.
In Year Admissions
If you wish to secure a place at Michaela, you must join our waiting list.
To apply for a place on the Michaela Community School waiting list, you will need to make an in-year secondary application.
Applications for in-year transfers must be made to Brent Council. Please call Brent Council on 0208 937 3110 and ask to be put on our waiting list. The sooner you do this, the more likely you are to secure a place.
For more information on the admissions process and how to apply please visit www.brent.gov.uk/in-year-applications.
- Michaela has an admission number of 120 Year 7 pupils. Michaela will accordingly provide for the admission of 120 pupils each year if sufficient applications for entry are received. Where fewer than the published admission numbers for year 7 are received, Michaela will offer places to all those who have applied.
- Oversubscription criteria
In the event that Michaela is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) where the school is named in the Statement, priority for admission will be given to;
1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children 2. Siblings at the school  3. Random allocation for children within a 5 mile radius from the school
4. Other children with distance to the school being the final deciding factor
Tie-breaks are decided according to distance to the school with the child living closest to the school being given priority for admission. Distance is measured from the front door of child’s home to the front gates of the school in a straight line. In the event of two or more children living the same distance from the school, the final tie-break is the random allocation of the place.
- Waiting Lists
Michaela operates a waiting list for each year group. Where in any year Michaela receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list operates throughout the school year. The position of the children on the waiting list is determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant they are allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.
Parents/Carers wishing to appeal against refusal of a place in the school are automatically placed on the waiting list when notification of appeal is received. Parents/Carers have the right to appeal against any decision not to offer a place at Michaela. If you wish to appeal, you should do this by emailing the Clerk to the Governors at email@example.com who will then put the appropriate arrangements in place. Parents/Carers must appeal within 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful. Appeals relating to admission at secondary transfer for on-time applications (i.e. those relating to decisions sent on the national offer date) will be heard by 6th July or the next working day, if 6th July falls on a weekend. Appeals for late applications will, where possible be heard as above; however, if this is not feasible, they will be heard within 30 school days of the appeals being lodged.The Michaela independent appeals panel will be properly trained to act in accordance with the admissions code. If there are a number of appeals, these will be heard at the same time.