Fair Banding Access Test
Fair banding dates:
Saturday 22nd September 2018
Saturday 24th November 2018
Saturday 1st December 2018
If you have any questions regarding the fair banding tests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for Fair Banding Test
Hammersmith Academy accepts students of all abilities, and in order to secure an all ability intake, all applicants for admission should take a Fair Banding test. This is not a pass or fail test. All applicants for places in the school will be banded according to the principles of Fair Banding, using the national profile.
Children in public care (Looked After Children) and those with a SEN statement, will be required to take the Fair Banding test.
Parents/Carers who intend to put Hammersmith Academy down on the preference form as either first, second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth choice will need to take the school Fair Banding test. Parents can choose for their child to sit the test before or after the closing date for applications (31st October). When they sit their test will have no impact on whether or not they are offered a place.
Those who do not sit the test in September 2018, but place Hammersmith Academy as one of their preferences, will be invited to attend a Fair Banding test in November (dates to be confirmed).
After the allocation of children with SEN or EHC plan, the admission criteria will be applied in the following order of priority within ability bands:
- Looked After and previously Looked After Children
- Pupils living in the Academy admissions priority area on the basis of straight-line distance
- Siblings outside the Academy admissions priority area on the basis of straight-line distance
- Pupils living outside the Academy admissions priority area on the basis of straight-line distance