The Governors consider applications in the following order of priority
Catholic applicants from the college’s Catholic partner schools
Catholic applicants from other schools
Non-Catholic applicants from Catholic schools
Brothers and sisters of present or former students of the college and children of current staff and governors of the college
Aquinas College receives more applications than there are places. Admission is according to the criteria laid down by the Governors. There is no selection on academic ability. The Governors are always prepared to give special consideration to students with particular needs. This includes Looked After Children who will be given priority.
As they wish to retain the 'first come, first served' allocation of places to category 5 students, the Governors have decided to retain the following system for admissions for September 2013.
- Open Evenings will be on Thursday 4 October and Wednesday 10 October 2012 from 6.30pm.
- Applications for all categories should be made online, via the college website.
- This process will be available from the first Open Evening, Thursday 4 October until the closing date Friday 30 November 2012.
- Applications should be submitted by Friday 30 November 2012.
- Applicants in categories 1, 2, 3, and 4 whose forms are received by the 30 November deadline will be considered in category order as outlined in the admissions policy.
- Applicants in category 5 who have submitted their application forms by the 30 November must also telephone the college (0161 483 3237) from 8.00am on Saturday 8 December 2012.
- Callers will be allocated a reference number according to the order in which their calls are received.
- Places for category 5 applicants will be allocated in strict order of this reference number.
- Callers will be asked to provide the applicant's name, date of birth and post code.
- All calls will be recorded in order to provide a verifiable record of the reference number allocated to each applicant.
- Applicants will be informed by letter of the outcome of their application by Saturday 15 December 2012.
All prospective students who are to be offered a place are interviewed early in the Spring term. This interview is not a pass/fail interview but a further opportunity for students to find out more about the college and the courses offered. Students will be asked to bring with them evidence of their current academic progress. This will ensure that appropriate advice and guidance can be given about courses which match the applicant’s academic ability and career plans.
After this interview students receive a letter formally offering a place. This offer of a place is not conditional on the achievement of particular grades in GCSE exams, nor does it relate to a particular programme of study - it is a place for the individual student on an appropriate course of study offered by the college.
Monday 1 July 2013
Tuesday 2 July 2013
During the Taster Day college routines and facilities are introduced and there are talks by staff and the Student Council. Students have the opportunity of attending trial lessons. Advice on enrolment is also provided. An Information Evening for parents is held in the Sports Centre on each day of the Taster Days at 7.30pm.
Students are asked to inform us whether they are able to attend the Taster Day and whether they will be taking up the place offered in September.
After the August Bank holiday students enrol. We spend as long as is necessary to provide advice and guidance to enable students to choose the right course.
Enrolment will be on Tuesday 27 August or Wednesday 28 August 2013.
Should you have any questions or require clarification on any matter relating to our admission procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us. You will be able to talk to us directly on the Open Evenings or alternatively please contact us by email or by telephone to Hilary Sturley, Admissions Manager 0161 419 3605.