Please apply for a place, via the Local Authority, online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions or call 08456058058.
The Governors of Belmont Primary school admit children at 4+ in one single entry point in September, Children who are 4 on or before 31st August will be eligible for admission on the first day of term in September, although to make the transition successful the children initially visit in smaller groups.
2. The admission limit is 60 pupils in Reception and all Key Stage 1 year groups. The admission limit is 64 pupils in all Key Stage 2 year groups.
If the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs where the school is named in the statement, priority for admission will be given to those who meet the criteria set out below, in order:
Within each category, children living nearest to the school would be given priority using the same method of measurement as used locally by the Local Authority. The county council has a Geographic Information System (GIS) to measure the nearest available route. It is measured by a standard walking distance calculated to within two metres. This measurement is taken from the postal address file, normally the house front door. For schools, the grid reference is again taken from the postal address file and will be the centre of the school.
Parents/Carers of pupils seeking a year 3 place will need to apply on a LA admission form or online application form at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions. Parents/Carers of pupils seeking a mid-year transfer from another school will also need to complete the LA In-Year Application form or application online at the above address.
The school is committed to providing education for children with a wide range of special educational needs and abilities. However, if your child has a statement of special educational need, it will be necessary to approach Derbyshire County Council for advice on obtaining a school place. Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service (DIASS) can support this process.
Parents/Carers are welcome to visit the school before making an application for a place. Please contact the Headteacher. We also hold a welcome meeting for parents/carers of new Foundation Stage children in the summer term before the children start school.
We operate a one point admission policy, which means that all children who become five during the academic year (1st September to 31st August) are admitted to the school in September. All pupils attend on a staggered start to help them become familiar with our school.
A Home/School contract was introduced in September 1999 in line with Government policy and we encourage all parents/carers to sign the agreement on their child’s entry to school.