Message from the Headteacher

Admissions Policy

 

The school operates the Kirklees Local Education Authority’s Admissions Policy which is as follows:

 

Children are admitted to our Nursery part-time at the next admission date following their 3rd birthday. This means that:

 

A child with a 3rd birthday between 1st September and 31st December will be offered a place the following January. (The deadline for applications for January starters is 1st October)

A child with a 3rd birthday between 1st January and 31st March will be offered a place the following April. (The deadline for applications for April starters is 1st January)

A child with a 3rd birthday between 1st April and 31st August will be offered a place the following September. (The deadline for applications for September starters is 1st May)

 

These are the dates that children become eligible for admission to Nursery but, depending on numbers, it may not always be possible to offer as much Nursery provision as indicated. Places will only be offered when they are available and if there are more applications than places available the Headteacher will use the following criteria to prioritise admissions (based on Local Authority recommendations):

 

1.Children in public care (looked after children)

2.Children with exceptional, medical, social and educational needs identified by health, education or social care colleagues

3.Children who live in the Priority Admission Area (PAA) who have an older sibling attending the school,  in age order

4.Children who live in the PAA in age order

5.Children who live outside the PAA but who have an older sibling attending the school, in age order

6.Children who live outside the PAA in age order

7.Extra district children in age order.

 

Children are admitted to our Reception Class full-time in the September before they become 5 years of age before the end of the following August. Children must be registered for school by the 15th of January of the year they start school:

 

Children starting school in September 2013 must be registered by January 15th 2013.

Children starting school in September 2014 must be registered by January 15th 2014.

 

 

Our Published Admissions Number (PAN) is 30 for Key Stages 1 and 2. The Kirklees admissions policy is:

 

Places for all Key Stages will be allocated according to the following priorities:

1.Children in public care (looked after children)

2.Children who live in the school’s Priority Admission Area (PAA) who have an older brother or sister attending from the same address at the date of admission (the younger sibling rule)

3.Children who live in the school’s PAA

4.Children who live outside the school’s PAA who have an older brother or sister attending from the same address at the date of admission (the younger sibling rule)

5.Children who live outside the school’s PAA

 

Community and voluntary controlled schools will admit children Statements of Special Educational Needs where the school is named on the Statement.

 

Notes:

a)     Children in priority 1 above may also be admitted above the Published Admission Number (PAN).

b)     If we cannot agree to requests for admission in priorities 2 to 5 above without exceeding the PAN, we will give priority up to the PAN to children living nearest the school.

c)      Distance is measured in a straight line from a child’s home address to the school. Measurements are calculated using seven-figure grid references for each address taken from Ordnance Survey ADDRESS-POINT® data. This grid reference relates to a point that falls within the permanent building structure corresponding to the address. The boundary of the building structure for the address is derived from Ordnance Survey Land-Line data. For smaller, residential properties the grid reference denotes a point near the centre of the building. For larger properties, like schools with, for example, multiple buildings and large grounds, the grid reference relates to a point inside the main addressable building structure. The distance calculated is accurate to within 0.1 metres.

d)     ‘Live’ means the child’s permanent home at the date when applications close, or if a significant house move is involved, the latest reasonable date before the final allocation of places. The allocation process for the reception year group and children transferring to junior or middle school will take place in March and parents will be notified on 16th April 2013.

e)     For children transferring from first schools, we will give preference in priorities 2 to 5 above (up to the PAN) to children attending a first school in the middle school PAA.

f)       A Priority Admission Area (PAA) means a geographical area determined by Kirklees in consultation with the governing body of the school. It is called this because children living there normally have priority for admission over children who live elsewhere. It is also referred to as the catchment area.

g)     Children with Statements of Special Educational Needs are admitted to mainstream schools, special units and special schools separately from the general admission policies.

 

If you have any queries regarding admissions please contact the school or School Admissions, Kirklees, Tel 01484 225008