Highfield Hall Primary School Admissions Policy
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 are also limited to 60 children in any year group (our published admission number) so where there are two classes in a year group in KS2 classes will be limited to 30.
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. 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.
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.