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Admissions

We welcome applications from all members of the local community.

Our partner primary schools are Barrington, Fowlmere, Foxton, Harston and Newton, Hauxton, Melbourn, Meldreth and Thriplow, but each year we also welcome a number of pupils from further afield, including from Hertfordshire. Pupils living outside the catchment area often come to school using the train (the station at Meldreth is a short walk from the school) or the MVC-run coach from Royston. 

Please see the relevant Admissions policy for details on how to apply for a place at MVC. Should you have any questions, require any assistance or want to visit the school before making an application please contact Ms Sosan Javaid, the Principal’s PA, via phone 01763 223400 or email office@melbournvc.org.

A map of our school catchment area is shown below, or you can explore Cambridgeshire County Council's interactive map by clicking the image below and selecting 'Schools and Learning' and choose 'Secondary Catchment' from the menu at the side of their map. 

How to apply for a place in Year 7

The application process for admissions into Year 7 is co-ordinated by Cambridgeshire Local Authority (LA), which acts on behalf of the governing body to offer places at the school. Parents should apply online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/admissions or submit a Cambridgeshire Application Form, available from their child’s primary school or from the LA Admissions team, no later than the LA deadline at the end of October. Offer letters will be issued by the LA on the National Offer Date (1st March or first working day after). Late applications (those submitted between the October deadline and the end of the co-ordination period) will be handled by the Admissions team. 

For further information and specific dates, please refer to the full scheme for secondary co-ordination, available from the LA Admissions Team or from the website, www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/admissions

LA Admissions Team Contact: South Team: 01223 699200 or admissions@cambridgeshire.gov.uk 

All parents are advised to read the ‘Next Steps’ Local Authority booklet for parents on secondary admissions. 

Year 7 Transition and Admission arrangements for September 2022

Offers

On Tuesday 1st March 2022 offer letters were sent out by Cambridgeshire County Council directly to the applicant's home address. Anyone who applied on-line and requested notification by email will receive an email on the offer date Tuesday 1st March and can view their offer online via their Citizens Portal Account.

Accepting your Place

If you have received notification from County Admissions offering your child a Year 7 place for September 2022 at Melbourn Village College, which you would like to accept, please use the Citizens Portal to accept your place.

If you are unable to accept your place online, please email tbrown@melbournvc.org with the following details:

  • Your child's full legal name and preferred name
  • Your child's date of birth
  • Your full name and relationship to child
  • Your contact number
  • Your email address, where you would like to receive the registration documentation/correspondence.

ALL OFFERS SHOULD BE ACCEPTED BY FRIDAY 11th MARCH 2022

Declining your offer

If you wish to decline a place allocated for your child, please use the Citizens Portal

or email tbrown@melbournvc.org. Declining an offer can only be done via the portal or in writing/email. We cannot accept verbal notification.

Queries

If you have any queries about the Year 7 place offer you have received, please contact:

Admissions at Cambridgeshire County Council on 0345 0451370

All allocations and management of the admissions waiting list are processed by Cambridgeshire County Council and you will need to contact them directly for any queries. NO allocation decisions or information on the waiting list will be given out by ourselves.

For more information about transition see Year 6 Transition here.

 How to apply for places in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11

For applications for places in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 at any time of the year, a Local Authority ‘in-year’ application form must be completed and returned to the Local Authority Admissions team. See website www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/admissions

In the event of over-subscription the criteria set out in our Admissions Policy (see panel on the left of this page) will be applied and places offered in accordance with those criteria.

Parents wishing to visit the school prior to submitting an application are welcome to do so. However, this is not always possible to organise at short notice and visits are usually conducted in small groups. Visits are not interviews and do not affect any decision regarding the availability of a place. 

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