Admissions to the school are decided by the Local Authority’s Admissions Team who can be contacted on 0300 500 8080. Since the Autumn Term 2011 all children are admitted into full-time education in the September following their fourth birthday. During their first year of full-time the children are in the Foundation 2 stage of education, which they will begin in school. Parents may choose to defer their child’s admission to full-time education until the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday provided that the child’s admission takes place within the current school year and subject to discussion with the Head Teacher.
In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine which applications will be granted once places have first been allocated to pupils who have a statement of special educational needs which names the school:
STANDARD RECEPTION OVERSUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA – INFANT AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2016/2017
1 Children looked after by a local authority and previously looked after children.
2 Children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications and who, at the
time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school or the linked junior/primary
3 Other children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications.
4 Children who live outside the catchment area
Admissions to year groups other than the intake year
Applications for admission to other year groups will be considered in relation to the published admission number (PAN) which applied when the year group was first admitted to the school, subject to infant class size restrictions. Again these admissions are administered by the LA. In some schools, changes in circumstances, such as the building of additional classrooms or as a result of teaching group organisation, will require the school and the LA to agree admission numbers which will apply to each year group. These numbers may be higher or lower than the PAN in operation at the time of first admission and could be different from the current PAN. If places are available within the year group, applications will be considered in accordance with the current published admission criteria for admission to the school. If places are available, the child will normally be admitted to the school.
Further guidance on the way in which applications are dealt with including
• Co-ordinated admissions scheme
• Preferences for more than one school
• Late applications
• The way waiting lists are maintained and used
can all be found in Nottinghamshire County Council’s website.
Special consideration for all year groups
For applications for all Nottinghamshire community and voluntary controlled schools, the following groups of children will be given special consideration in their application for a particular school:
Children whose particular medical needs, mobility support needs, special educational needs or other social circumstances are supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional stating that the school is the only school which could cater for the child’s particular needs. The evidence must be presented before the closing date.
The appropriate designated officers will consider each case and determine the allocation of any such place on the basis of written evidence. Admission under special circumstances will have priority over all but the first numbered criterion.
Policy updated October 2015.