Admission Arrangements 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 & 2022/23
These admission arrangements can be found in the linked documents below.
The 2022/23 admissions arrangements is due for ratification at the WeST trust board meeting in January 2021.
Requests for a child to be educated out of their chronological year group
Repeating a year is very rare in UK schools and not something that Hele’s School supports.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) undertakes significant research in a variety of areas of education and publishes their findings to enable schools to make informed decisions. The EEF has researched this area and has drawn the following conclusion:
Evidence suggests that in the majority of cases repeating a year is harmful to a student’s chances of academic success. Also, studies consistently show greater negative effects for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, suggesting that the practice is likely to increase educational inequality. Pupils who repeat a year make an average of four months’ less academic progress over a year than pupils who move on. Furthermore, studies suggest that students who repeat a year are unlikely to catch up with peers of a similar level who move on, even after completing an additional year’s schooling. Studies also suggest that students who repeat a year are more likely to drop out of school before completion.