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The Open Evening for prospective students and parents for the following academic year is in September each year.

The Marvell College welcomes direct enquiries. We are now a very popular school and are attracting pupils from across East Hull (HU7, HU8 and HU9) and the Villages of Sutton, Bilton, Preston and Hedon.

Y6 School Tours

Missed our Open Evening? Don’t worry, please contact us to arrange your school tour where you will be able to see our fantastic facilities and speak with our staff about why your child should apply to The Marvell College for next year! Please contact to arrange your tour today! We look forward to seeing you soon.


Since September 2017 admissions are oversubscribed. We can provide further information on the school curriculum, uniform, public examination results and extra-curriculum provision.

For more information please contact Mr Owen – Head of Transition on 01482 799 132.

Admission Arrangements

Admission arrangements can be found in the document at the bottom of this page.

In year transfer applications should be made to Hull City Council.

Admission Criteria - oversubscription

The admission arrangements set out how many children the schools will admit and how they will decide which applicants will qualify for places if the number of applications is more than the number of places available.

For the school year 2019/20 The Marvell College will use the following admission arrangements.

Applications for pupils with Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) will be dealt with in accordance with the Code of Practice on Special Educational Needs. Where a school is named in a child’s statement following consultation with the Head and Governors, the governing body are required to admit the pupil. After the allocation of pupils with EHCP, where the number of applications is greater than the remaining places the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below:

1) Children in public care at the time when preferences are expressed and who are still in public care at the time of their admission to school, and those who have been previously looked after, (see note (v) below),

2) Significant medical factors or exceptional family circumstances. (See note (i) below)

3) Being a resident in East Hull

4) Having a brother or sister who will be attending the school at the expected time of admission (see note (iii) below)

5) Geographical, with priority given to those living nearest to the school (see notes (ii) and (iv) below)

Criteria 4 and 5 will be used as a tie-breaker for other criteria. If the school is over subscribed from within its catchment area after the allocation of EHCP and children under criteria 1 and 2, then the brothers/sisters and geographical criteria will be used in that order as tie-breakers.


i. Significant medical needs must be supported at the time of application by a letter from a GP, hospital consultant or other medical professional indicating how a pupil’s medical condition relates to the school preference. Exceptional family circumstances must be supported at the time of application by a letter from a supporting agency (eg. Social Worker or Family Support Worker) indicating how the circumstances relate to the school preference. These applications will be given consideration under a review procedure in advance of school allocations being completed.

ii. Residence is defined as the normal family address where the child resides. The qualification date is the closing date for applications under the co-ordinated admissions scheme. (Where families change normal address after the closing date but before the allocation process has finished this can be considered under the review procedure).

iii. Brothers and sisters include:

  • children with the same natural parents living at the same address
  • children with the same natural parents living at different addresses (eg. due to separation of natural parents)
  • half-brothers/sisters living at the same address
  • step brothers/sisters living at the same address
  • children living as part of the same family unit with their parents/guardians at the same address.

iv. The measurement of distance is the shortest available safe route for pedestrians along footpaths, using footpaths alongside roads marked on the current street map of the City. Front entrance of home property (residence) to main entrance of school site is used. The Authority will use Routefinder, a computer mapping system, to make measurements.

v. The highest priority must be given to looked after children (1) and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (2) or became subject to a residence order (3) or (4) guardianship order. Further references to previously looked after children in the Admissions Code means children who were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.

1. A 'looked after child' is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

2. Under the terms of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. See section 46 (adoption orders).

3. Under the terms of the Children Act 1989. See section 8 which defines a ‘residence order’ as an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live.

4. See section 14A of the Children Act 1989 which defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order.

Applying for a place

The following link to the Hull City Council Admissions will provide you with information on how to apply for a place at The Marvell College.

You must apply online through My Schools Portal, Hull City Council online schools application service, which requires you to register for the service before making your submission.

Admissions Team Contact Details

Admissions Team

Children and Young Peoples Services

Hull City Council

Kingston House Bond Street

Hull HU1 3ER

Tel: 01482 300 300


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