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Admission to School

The decisions about admissions to school are based on the following criteria:

  1. Children who are looked after by a local authority
  2. Children who live in the normal area served by the school
  3. Children outside the normal area who have siblings at the school
  4. Children from the wider area

Admission decisions will be made by the Admissions Committee of the Governing body.

The limits on our numbers are as follows:

Nursery: 30 morning and 30 afternoon places

Reception: 60 children

Key Stage 1: no more than 30 children per class

Key Stage 2: no more than 33 children per class

If our classes or year groups are not at these levels children will normally be admitted unless their attendance at the school is felt by the governors to be detrimental to the educational opportunities of the children who already attend.

We always encourage parents and children joining our school to visit the school before a place is taken. Before admission to nursery and reception meetings will be arranged for parents to meet the staff and for children to visit their new classroom and meet their teacher.

 

Admission to Nursery

We offer places to children once they are three years old at three main points during the year:

  • September 1st
  • January 1st
  • After Easter up to the end of April

 

Where there are more children wishing to be admitted than there are places we make an offer of a place in age order, starting with the oldest. However we will also take account of the following where possible:

  1. Children who are looked after by a local authority
  2. Children on the Child Protection at risk register.
  3. Children with identified Special Educational Needs
  4. Children whose families are suffering severe social and psychological stress which could significantly affect the child’s development
  5. Children who live in the normal area served by the school
  6. Children outside the normal area who have siblings at the school
  7. Children from the wider area

Parents should make an application to the school after their child’s second birthday. We encourage them at that time to state a preference for a place in the main school to enable their child to take advantage of the progression and continuity we offer for children from 3 through to 11.

  • places at Nursery will normally be for five sessions a week
  • each session will be for up to 3 hours

a place at our nursery school does not guarantee a place in the main school

 

Admission to Reception                    

All parents are entitled to send their children to Reception in the September of the year in which they are five. For parents who wish their child to start later children whose fifth birthday falls between 1st April and August 31st can be admitted in January.

We follow the admissions advice from Derbyshire County Council including that relating to early and delayed admission and transfer to school.                                             

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Admissions Policy

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

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