Admissions

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All admissions to Alexandra Park School are managed by the London Borough of Haringey (LBH) in line with published procedures.  The link below will take you to the relevant details.  Please do not contact us directly: we will only be able to refer you to the LBH.  The school PAN has increased to 232 in 2016.

Haringey Admissions

Postal Address Telephone Email
Haringey School Admissions
Education Services
3rd Floor
River Park House
225 High Road
N22 8HQ
020 8489 1000 schooladmissions@haringey.gov.uk

Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

1 Children in Care/Looked After Children

Children who are looked after by a local authority or were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order.
A looked after child is a child who is [a] in the care of a local authority; or [b] being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions [see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

2 Social Medical

Children who the authority accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at Alexandra Park Secondary School. Applications will only be considered under this category if they are supported by a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional. The information must confirm the exceptional medical or social need and demonstrate how Alexandra Park is the only school that can meet the defined needs of the child.

3 Brother or Sister

Children with a brother or sister already attending the school in year 7 – 11 and who will still be attending on the date of application. This category includes foster brothers and sisters, half brothers and sisters, stepbrothers and sisters or adopted brothers and sisters. Parents should note that in all these cases, the brother or sister must be living at the same address as the child for whom the application is made.

4 Children of members of staff

A staff member is defined as a person who has a permanent contact of employment with the Governing Body of the school at the time of application and qualifies in the following circumstances:

  • The child for whom application is being made is living at the same address as the staff member; and either
    • the member of staff is recruited to a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage; or
    • the member of staff has been employed by the school for three or more years at the time the application for admission is made.

The upper limit on the number of children of staff to be admitted in any one academic year is 16. The tiebreak for the admission of children of staff will be the length of time the member of staff has worked at the school.

5 Distance

Children living closest to the preferred school.

Tie breakers

The tie breaker for criteria other than the children of staff is: children living closest to the school measured in a straight line from the Ordnance Survey address point for the child’s home to the Ordnance Survey address point of the school, calculated using a computerized mapping system. The tiebreak for two or more applications that live exactly the same distance from the school will be random allocation using a computerized system.

Multiple births

If only one place is available at the school and the next child who qualifies for a place is one of multiple birth, the school will go over the published admission number.

Waiting list

Parent/carers can request that their child be added to the waiting list following an unsuccessful application. The waiting list is maintained by the local authority and is ordered strictly in accordance with the above oversubscription criteria.

Waiting list positions can change at any time depending on other applicants’ circumstances and it is important to note that a child’s position may go down as well as up if other applicants join the waiting list. Being on the waiting list does not guarantee a place at the school.

Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

1 Children in Care/Looked After Children

Children who are looked after by a local authority or were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order. 

A looked after child is a child who is [a] in the care of a local authority; or [b] being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

2 Social Medical

Children who the authority accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at Alexandra Park Secondary School. Applications will only be considered under this category if they are supported by a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional. The information must confirm the exceptional medical or social need and demonstrate how Alexandra Park is the only school that can meet the defined needs of the child.

3 Brother or Sister

Children with a brother or sister already attending the school in year 7 – 11 and who will still be attending on the date of application. This category includes foster brothers and sisters, half brothers and sisters, stepbrothers and sisters or adopted brothers and sisters. Parents should note that in all these cases, the brother or sister must be living at the same address as the child for whom the application is made.

If a place is obtained for an older child using fraudulent information, there will be no sibling connection available to subsequent children from that family.

4 Children of members of staff

A staff member is defined as a person who has a permanent contact of employment with the Governing Body of the school at the time of application and qualifies in the following circumstances:

  • The child for whom application is being made is living at the same address as the staff member; and either
    • the member of staff is recruited to a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage; or
    • the member of staff has been employed by the school for three or more years at the time the application for admission is made.

The upper limit on the number of children of staff to be admitted in any one academic year is 16. The tiebreak for the admission of children of staff will be the length of time the member of staff has worked at the school.

5 Distance

Children living closest to the preferred school.

Tie breakers

The tie breaker for criteria other than the children of staff is: children living closest to the school measured in a straight line from the Ordnance Survey address point for the child’s home to the Ordnance Survey address point of the school, calculated using a computerized mapping system. The tiebreak for two or more applications that live exactly the same distance from the school will be random allocation using a computerized system.

Multiple births

If only one place is available at the school and the next child who qualifies for a place is one of multiple birth, the school will go over the published admission number.

Waiting list

Parent/carers can request that their child be added to the waiting list following an unsuccessful application. The waiting list is maintained by the local authority and is ordered strictly in accordance with the above oversubscription criteria.

Waiting list positions can change at any time depending on other applicants’ circumstances and it is important to note that a child’s position may go down as well as up if other applicants join the waiting list. Being on the waiting list does not guarantee a place at the school.

Misleading or false information

Under the Trust’s oversubscription criteria, places may be allocated on the basis of the proximity of the child’s permanent home address to the school. The Board of Trustees are concerned that on some occasions the permanent home address given by some applicants may not be genuine, but rather an address of convenience, given for the specific purpose of securing a place at the school. The Board of Trustees wants to ensure that applicants who provide an address of convenience or misleading or fraudulent information do not deprive other children of a rightful place at Alexandra Park School.

An address of convenience is considered to be an address used by a parent/carer solely or mainly in order to gain an advantage in accessing a school place for a child where the address used is not the child’s only or main residence.

We take any attempt to obtain a school place through fraudulent means very seriously. If the Board of Trustees becomes aware that a place was secured for a child at the school on the basis of an address of convenience or misleading or false information, it reserves the right, within the terms of the School Admissions Code, to withdraw the offer of a place or, if the child has already started at the school, to remove the child from the school roll.

We consider that every school place obtained by deception is unfair, as other children are being deliberately denied their legitimate claim to take up that place. We work collaboratively with Haringey Council to carry out rigorous checks to ensure that applications are not fraudulent. We carry out random checks on a number of applications and we reserve the right to carry out home visits to the address used on your application form.

The Board of Trustees will refer the suspected use of an address of convenience to Haringey Local Authority for consideration under the Haringey Address of Convenience Protocol, available online at www.haringey.gov.uk/fraudulent-applications.

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Facilities Hire

Alexandra Park School has excellent facilities that are available to hire outside of school hours.

We have recently had both our outdoor and indoor sports areas resurfaced, making them ideal for vaious recreational activities such as football, badminton, dance and martial arts classes.

This is in addition to our main hall, which is perfect for large gatherings, and a training suite equipped with 30 workstations, an interactive whiteboard and a state of the art Classwatch system for recording your training session (if desired).

We also have many standard classrooms equipped with projectors for smaller meetings.

If you are interested in hiring any of our facilities, then please email Frank Goodman for more information.

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Pupil Premium

Disadvantaged (Pupil Premium) Impact at Alexandra Park School

What is Pupil Premium?

Schools receive additional income called the Pupil Premium. This money is allocated by the Government to help schools support children from low income families and children in care. The amount of additional funding schools receive is based on the number of children who are entitled to receive free school meals or have been in the past 6 years or are looked after children. “Disadvantaged pupils’ is used to refer to only those pupils for whom the pupil premium provides support.

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Ofsted

Ofsted last visited the school in November 2011.  The school was graded as 'Outstanding' in 24 of the 27 inspection indicators including attainment, achievement, progress, enjoyment, safety, leadership, curriculum, governance, partnerships, community and pastoral care.

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Who's Who at APS

Headteacher
Michael McKenzie
Deputy Headteachers
Rose O'Riordan Pastoral Care
Dan Silverman Curriculum and Standards 
Iraj Felfeli Performance and Development
Assistant Headteachers
Jo Chadwick Director of Key Stage 3
Abi Falola Director of Key Stage 4
St. John Starkie Director of Sixth Form
George Stratis Teaching and Learning
Kate Perry SENCo & Inclusion and Pathways
Tessa Ware Standards and Assessment
SEN Teachers
Ms. BowdenMs. Hall & Mr. Leigh-Ellis
SEN Admin Officer
Ms. White
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Exam Results

At Alexandra Park School, our students' examination performance consistently ranks amongst the best in the country at both GCSE and A level.  We are proud to be a truly comprehensive school at which students of all abilities achieve exceptional results.

Below you will find a summary of our students' results in 2018, for both GCSE and A-Level.

ParentPay

Alexandra Park School accepts payments online for items such as dinner money, school trips and music lessons.  Using a secure website called ParentPay, you can pay online using your credit or debit card.  ParentPay is our preferred method of making payments to the school and our caterers, Pabulum.

What are the benefits to parents and pupils?

  • ParentPay is easy to use and offers the freedom to make online payments at your convenience
  • the technology used is of the highest internet security available, ensuring your money will reach school safely
  • payments can be made by credit / debit card or also through PayPoint (school meals only)
  • full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at any time
  • there are no concerns about losing money at school or on the way to school
  • parents can choose to be alerted when their balance is low via an email

How to get started with ParentPay

After receipt of your activation username and password, which is provided by the school:

  • Visit www.parentpay.com
  • Enter your activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage.  NB, these are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username and password for future accedss during the activation process.
  • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account - registering your email address will enable ParentPay to send you receipts and reminders.
  • Once activation is complete, you can go straight to items for payment, select which item(s) you would like to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment.

For more information about ParentPay, please click here.

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School Uniform

From September 2017, APS has a school uniform skirt.  This can only be purchased from our school uniform suppliers.

From May 2018, APS has school uniform shorts.  These can only be purchased from our new school uniform suppliers.

From March 2019, APS will no longer be permitting smart watches or smartphones in school. More information.

A high standard of personal appearance is expected. Uniform should be clean and well maintained. All items of clothing and equipment should be clearly marked with the owner's name. Please take the time to read the School Uniform Policy as your child may be sent home if the incorrect uniform is worn.

Students are expected to attend school in the correct uniform.  If for any reason a student cannot be in the correct uniform, parents / carers are expected to write a note explaining the reason and when the uniform will be rectified.  Where possible, students will be given uniform to borrow.

School UniformPE Kit
Compulsory Items:
  • School Blazer with embroidered school badge (no sewn on Badges available)
  • School Tie
  • Black Trousers or Black Skirt (Knee Length)
  • White school shirt or blouse
Optional Items:
  • School jumper with embroidered school badge
  • School Scarf
  • School Hat
  • Any plain dark coloured coat
  • APS Shorts
 
Compulsory Items:
  • Polo Shirt with embroidered school badge
  • Black Shorts or plain black tracksuit bottoms
  • Black Socks
Optional Items:
  • Fleece with embroidered school badge
  • Rain Jacket with embroidered school badge

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School Uniform Guidance

Download the APS Uniform Code **Updated March 2019

Uniform Purchasing Process

You can obtain School Uniform in the following ways:

ONLINE and IN STORE: London Schoolwear

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IN STORE only: Kenzie School Shop

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You can only obtain the PE Kit online

Please note that the school does not accept deliveries.

Download the Parent Guide and the P.E. Kit Order Form.

The APS PE kit can only be purchased from the authorised retailer - Sportswear International Ltd. 

Ties, hats and scarves are also available from the school office.

School badges can no longer be bought and sewn onto plain black blazers.  Only blazers sold by the suppliers are approved APS school blazers.

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