There are only a limited number of places so early application is advisable.
We welcome applications from students currently in Year 9, who demonstrate a real desire and enthusiasm to pursue an industry-relevant pathway. All applicants will need to attend the Junior College for an initial meeting, as well as monitored taster sessions in your vocational area of choice. Within your application, you will be required to provide a reference from your current or most recent education provider.
Applications for September 2020 closed on the 1st May. For students wishing to join us from September 2021, please register your interest for below for updates.
Applications for September 2020 have now closed and we will contact all applicants shortly by email. All applicants will follow the same admission process which includes a mandatory talk, an interview and an assessment.
Parents of students would usually be invited to a mandatory talk which outlines the Junior College Admissions Policy and explains the next steps in the process. This talk will now be sent to you in digital format after the 4 May 2020. You will be sent a link to a YouTube video and you will need to watch this before your interview.
After the 4 May, you will be contacted regarding an interview. We’ll look to hold interviews via video conferencing (Zoom) or by telephone, and will ensure that we get in touch with you to book this in. These will take place throughout May and June.
Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) Interviews
If a student has an Education Health Care Plan, you will be required to have an initial discussion with the Additional Learning Support team to discuss your EHCP and the provision. This will be arranged during May and will happen before your interview.
Previously, assessment days took place before interviews and would enable us to see how students perform within their chosen pathway. This is an important part of the admissions process as it allows staff to see how you engage in curriculum, as well as your suitability against the key criteria (see Admissions Policy).
Due to the current situation, we will be looking to undertake these assessments in one of two ways:
On-site – If we can re-open before the end of the academic year, we will invite students in for an assessment day with the relevant programme area. In this situation, we will ensure we follow the Government advice and guidelines around social distancing.
Virtual – In the event we are not able to reopen, students will be sent a project to complete from home. This will be relevant to their chosen area and will need to be submitted for marking within the given time frame.
Offers and Appeals
There are approximately 33 places available within Broadstairs Junior College (admission numbers are dependent on courses running. Please refer to our Admission Policy) Therefore places will not be offered until all applicants have been interviewed and attended /submitted their assessment. Broadstairs Junior College will then make decisions based on the student’s application, interview and assessment.
If you are unsuccessful and wish to appeal, please see our Admission Appeals Policy.
For further information, please contact Broadstairs Junior College:
Register your interest for September 2021