dfe number
319 4011
Contact details
Sutton Common Road, Sutton, SM3 9PS
020 8644 6307
enquiries@glenthorne.sutton.sch.uk
Website
http://www.glenthorne.sutton.sch.uk
Map
Google maps - Glenthorne High School
Head Teacher
Dr S Peacock BSc, PhD, PGCE
Open Evening Dates
Wednseday 15 September 5-9pm
Test Dates
Workshop Date for Performing Arts Places: Saturday 9th and 16th October 2021
Banding Tests Date: Saturday 20 November 2021
Places available and applications received
Places available for September 2022: 247
Applications received for September 2021: 1953
School's Profile
Glenthorne High School is an 11 to 19 mixed comprehensive school with approximately 1650 pupils. The school has 247 places available in Year 7, including places for any children that have an Education Health and Care Plan which names Glenthorne and a maximum of 24 places for children with an aptitude in the Performing Arts.
A copy of the full Admissions Policy is available on the school website: www.glenthorne.sutton.sch.uk
Banding System
The remaining 223 places will be allocated using a “banding system”. Applicants will be tested and placed in one of nine ability bands based on their test results, with the following numbers of places allocated to each band:

WPP - Worcester Park Priority(criteria 6)

Band 1) 4% - 8 places/1 place WPP
Band 2) 7% - 14 places/2 places WPP
Band 3) 12% - 23 places/3 places WPP
Band 4) 17% - 33 places/5 places WPP
Band 5) 20% - 40 places/5 places WPP
Band 6) 17% - 33 places/5 places WPP
Band 7) 12% - 23 places/3 places WPP
Band 8) 7% - 14 places/2 places WPP
Band 9) 4% - 8 places/1 place WPP
Total: 196 places/ 27 places WPP
School Admissions Criteria
Where the school is oversubscribed, places will be allocated to bands in the following order of priority:

1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children.

2. Children with exceptional medical reasons or exceptional social reasons for attendance at Glenthorne, rather than at any other school. Applications must be made in writing and must be supported by written professional evidence.

3. Children of permanent staff where:
a) The member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more consecutive years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made; or
b) The member of staff employed by the school has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is demonstrable skills shortage.

4. Children who have an older brother or sister at the school at the time of the younger child’s admission.

5. Children living in proximity to the school, with those living closer to the school receiving higher priority. The distance is measured in a straight line from the main front door of the school to the child’s home address.

6. Children living 1.5 kilometres or under from the junction of Langley Avenue, Boscombe Road, Dorchester Road and Clarkes Avenue in Worcester Park will be allocated a place, subject to a maximum of 27 places being available under this priority.
Aptitude Places and Banding Test Information
APTITUDE PLACES
If you wish to be considered for an aptitude place in the Performing Arts (Music, Dance or Drama), you must complete the on-line registration process by 24 September 2021 in addition to the Common Application Form. The registration process is open from 1 July and can be accessed via a tab on the school website: www.glenthorne.sutton.sch.uk
Children applying for an aptitude place may also be considered for banded places if they sit the banding tests.
BANDING TESTS
Applicants will be tested and placed in one of nine ability bands based on their test results. The nine bands will be based on locally standardised results in an English and a Maths test. The “banding system” is used to ensure a comprehensive intake of children of all abilities into Year 7. All parents/carers should register their children for the English and Maths banding tests and must complete the on-line registration process by 31 October in addition to the Common Application Form. The registration process is open from 1 July and can be accessed via a tab on the school website: www.glenthorne.sutton.sch.uk
A copy of the full Admissions Policy is available on the school website: www.glenthorne.sutton.sch.uk
Distance offered to in previous 3 years
NA