The Local Authority provides a common application form each year for intake into our Reception Class, inviting all parents to name their preferred schools. The maximum number of reception children to be admitted during any one school year is set at 17 by the Local Authority. The school operates a one point entry system in September each year. The Governors’ Admissions policy during the school year is to admit children in the following order of priority:
- Looked after children
- Children living in Woodthorpe Village
- Children with siblings in school
- On religious grounds
- Other children who have requested a place
Governors will give particular consideration to the needs of applicants who are children looked after who have moved into the area as a result of changes in care arrangements.
Applications for a place should be made to Derbyshire County Council (DCC) by the given date in January of the year that your child is due to start school in the September. Please check the DCC website for deadline dates. Places are offered to parents usually in April but again please check the DCC website for details.
Arrangements will be made for children and parents to visit school during the term before they start. This gives an opportunity for children to meet both their new teacher and children in their class, also to familiarise themselves with the school. Details of transition dates can be found on the Calendar tab on this website.