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Admissions & Procedures

 

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.

  1. Children whose birthdays fall on or after 1st September will not be eligible for admission until the following September.

 

  • Parents/Carers can request that the date their child is admitted to school is deferred until later in the academic year or until the term in which the child reaches compulsory school age, and
  • Parents/Carers can request that their child takes up the place part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age.’

 

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:

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption residence or special guardianship order.  A looked after child is a child who is a) in the care of local authority or b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
  2. Children who have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission.  Sibling is defined in these arrangements as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.
  3. Children who live within the normal area of the school (a map of which is available in school).
  4. Children who live outside the normal area of the school.

 

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.

 

Pupils with Special Educational Needs

 

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.

 

Visits to the School

 

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.

 

Foundation Stage Admissions

 

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.

 

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