If your child is due to start full-time school for the first time, you will be contacted by the Local Authority. Further details regarding the application process can be found in the Nottinghamshire County Council link above. 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. 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 an Education and Health Care Plan which names the school:
STANDARD RECEPTION OVERSUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA – INFANT AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2018/2019
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 and who, at the time of admission
will have a brother or sister attending the school or the linked junior/primary school
5 Children who live outside the catchment area
Admissions to year groups other than the intake year
Applications for admission to the school other than when starting full-time, 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. On 1st June, 2018, the School converted to Academy status and is therefore responsible for admissions to all year groups with the exception of first entry to Foundation 2. Parents / Carers wishing to apply for a place at the school, will need to complete the In-Year Admission Form above and return it to the school office. 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.
Special consideration for all year groups
For applications to our School, the following groups of children will be given special consideration:
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 at the time of application.
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 June 2018.