We follow the Derbyshire LA Guidelines for admitting children, and give the following order of priority to children wishing to enter the school:
Individual pupils who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school will be admitted.
In deciding on admissions to all community and voluntary controlled schools in Derbyshire, the following order of priority will be adopted.
These rules are set out below:
- Looked after children and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).
- Children living in the normal area served by the school at the time of application and admission who have brothers or sisters attending the school at the time of application and admission.
- Children living in the normal area served by the school at the time of application and admission.
- Children not living in the normal area served by the school but who have brothers or sisters attending the school at the time of application and admission.
- In the case of voluntary controlled church schools, children whose parents request a place on religious grounds.***
- Other children whose parents have requested a place.
Where, in the case of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 above, choices have to be made between children satisfying the same criteria, those children living nearest to the school (measured by the nearest available route) will be given preference. ****
When parents are unable to obtain a place for their child at the school they want, they can appeal against the decision to an appeal panel independent of the council and the school. Appeals in the primary and junior transfer round will normally be heard by 19 July 2019 and for in-year, admissions will be held within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
You can get more information and make your appeal online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions
or contact the Admissions and Transport Team at [email protected] or call them on 01629 537499.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR ADMISSIONS
If your child was born between, 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 your child will be eligible to start school in the 2022/2023 academic year. You will need to apply for their place at a primary or infant school by the closing date of 16thJanuary 2022.
All children will enter school in the September following their fourth Birthday.
At the end of Year 2 the children normally transfer to Bradwell Junior School. At present the maximum number of children to be admitted in one year is 20. Please note that pupils attending our school from outside the catchment area are not automatically guaranteed a place at the Junior School. All parents of Year 2 pupils have to select and apply for Junior School places by 16th January 2022. Details will be sent to them after the October Half Term Holiday.