Admission to School
The decisions about admissions to school are based on the following criteria:
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.
We offer places to children once they are three years old at three main points during the year:
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:
Parents should make an application to the school after their child’s second birthday. A place at our nursery school does not guarantee a place in the main school
We follow the admissions advice from Derbyshire County Council including that relating to early and delayed admission and transfer to school.
If your appeal is for a child starting school for the first time during the 2022 to 2023 academic year or transferring from year 2 at an infant school to junior provision in September 2022, you will receive your decision on 19 April 2021. If your application is unsuccessful, you can appeal. Please submit your appeal by 16 May 2022.
If you are informed of a decision for reception 2022 to 2023 or junior school for September 2022 after 19 April 2022 or it relates to an in year admission, you should submit your appeal within 28 days of being told that your application was unsuccessful.