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Hele's School

Hele's School A great place to learn. A great place to grow.


Consultation on admission arrangements 2024/2025

Consultation on admission arrangements for 2024/2025 closed on 15 January 2023.

Admission Arrangements 2023/24

These admission arrangements can be found in the linked document below.

The 2023/24 admissions arrangements was formally determined at the Local Governing Body meeting on February 10th 2022.

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.