At Digitech we recognise that the transition from Year 9 to Year 10 is a challenging, exciting time for young people and work hard to support all of our incoming students. In addition to the transition program offered to all students, we strive to provide individual support packages where needed.
Our Induction Day is an opportunity for students to begin to feel part of the Digitech community – our teaching staff will plan and deliver outstanding lesson experiences for the newest members of Digitech. Students typically leave at the end of the day feeling like they wish it was September already!
Staff from Digitech also visit and liaise with secondary schools to meet students and to talk about the transition and how best to support it. This is a good time for students to ask questions, learn a bit more about their new school and get to know some members of staff – familiar faces will be important in September, when everything feels really new!
Parents will be invited in to Digitech on the evening of the Induction Day – this is a really important session where parents will be able to attend a talk by the Principal, meet the Senior Leadership team and pastoral teams and be introduced to other key members of staff such as the SEN team. The evening will also showcase some of our exceptionally talented young people – especially those in the Digital and Creative Industries.
Applications for places at the school will be made in accordance with LA’s coordinated admission arrangements, and will be made on the Common Application Form (CAF) provided and administered by the relevant LA. If your Child is already in secondary education and you wish to apply to Digitech Studio school you can also apply directly to the school using the following form in the downloads section at the bottom of the page
Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out in our Admissions Policy.
Parents will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of the School. The Appeal Panel will be independent of the School . The arrangements for Appeals will be in line with the Code of Practice on School Admission Appeals published by the Department for Education and Skills as it applies to Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools.The school will publish specific criteria in relation to minimum entrance requirements to Post 16 provision for the range of courses available based upon GCSE grades or other measures of prior attainment. There will be a right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel for unsuccessful applicants; please see below for information on appeals for 2017.
Admissions and allocation of places at school are dealt with by South Gloucestershire Council’s Children and Young People’s Services Admissions Department jointly with the school.
If you complete the admissions process and your child is not offered a place at Digitech Studio School you normally have the right to appeal.
The Appeal Panel will be independent of the school. The school will prepare guidance for parents about how the appeals process will work and will provide parents with a named contact who can answer any enquiries they may have about the process.