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Belmont Primary School Admissions & Procedures - 2019/20

Please apply for a place, via the Local Authority, online at or call 01629 533190.


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.’


  1. 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/ Education Health Care Plan (EHC), where the school is named in the statement/plan, 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.


Route Measurement

The Children’s Services Department has a Geographical Information System (GIS) to measure the straight line distance. It is measured by a standard straight line 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 taken from the postal address file and will normally be the centre of the school for primary phase schools.

Parents/Carers of pupils seeking a year 3 place will need to apply on a LA admission form or online application form at 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.