Admissions and Attendance / Term Time Absence


These are dealt with by the school administrations department of Derbyshire County Council. Applications for infant children should usually be made by mid-January in the year before the child would usually start Reception aged four on the 1st September of a new academic year.

No child will be refused admission to the school on any grounds other than if the limit, set by the Governing Body, has been reached in a particular year group or if to admit a child would prejudice the efficient education of children already in the school. The Governing Body support a maximum class size of thirty with the school’s Published Admission Number (PAN) set at 30 across school except in Nursery where it is set at 26 (26 Morning and 26 AFTERNOON) Children enter the Reception class in September. Nursery children can enter school at one of three starting points. These being September, January and Easter

Before children can be admitted to the school, details must be given to the Head Teacher, via the School Business Officer, to be entered on the admission form. A birth certificate should be presented prior to starting full time education. The school should be notified immediately of any change of address or telephone number.

All parents wishing to visit the school before applying for admission for their child are more than welcome to do so. Please contact the Head Teacher who will be happy to take time to show you around, discuss the school and answer any questions you may have

The Local Authority provides a common application form online each year opening from the middle of November closing around the middle of January for intake into our Reception Class, inviting all parents to name their preferred schools. The school currently operates a one point entry system in September each year.

Parents and carers applying for places in Reception are invited to do so via the Derbyshire Admissions Website (Follow link below) from November onwards.

Children in Year 6 will be sent information by the LA regarding transfer to Secondary Education. If you do not receive a leaflet please telephone the admissions office at the Derbyshire County Council on 01629 537476

In Year Applications

You may want to apply for your child to change schools other than when they are due to start primary education. This could be because of a change of address. If you want to apply for a place at a school in Derbyshire, you can find out everything you need to know about changing schools and how to make an application.

Oversubscribed Criteria (ranked in order of consideration)
Children who have a statement of special educational needs which names the school will be admitted.
a) Looked after children (i);
b) Children who have siblings already attending the school (ii);
c) Children of parents resident in the Parish (or beneficial area) in which the school is situated
d) Other children.
(i) Looked after children include any child who is subject to a Full Care Order, an interim Care
Order, accommodated under Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 or is remanded or detained
in LA accommodation under Criminal Law. Adopted children and children with a residence or
special guardianship order who were previously Looked After.

(ii) Sibling means a child who matches the criteria below will be educated in school at the time of admission.
 Children who have one of both natural parents in common;
 Children who are related by a parent’s marriage;
 An adopted or fostered child.
(iii) Resident means that the child’s ordinary residence is a residential property at which the
person or persons with parental responsibility is/are living at the time the application for the
school place is made.
When a tiebreaker applies, priority will be given to the child(ren) living nearer to the school, measured by the shortest walking route using the LAs computerised measuring system.

Attendance and Term Time Absence

There is no automatic right for students to be granted authorised absences during term time. In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Head Teachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional Circumstances.

Any requests should be on an official  School absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made. You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised.

Parents and carers need to be aware that absences from school can have a detrimental effect on student’s progress and achievement in examinations.

Please also see our Attendance Policy and information on the impact of absence during term time and the affect that it has on a child’s development.

As of September 2015 the threshold for children being classed as being “Persistently Absent” will be 90%. Any child falling below this threshold will be referred to the Multi Agency Team and in particularly the Education Welfare Officer.

The school has set a target of 97% for the school year. The school celebrates children’s attendance between 98% – 100%.

In 2020 2021, 34 children achieved 100% attendance for the school year with 50% of children reaching the school target of 98% or better.

Click here to go to the GOV.UK website regarding school attendance and absence.

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