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Thornhill Avenue, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1SH

Tel: 01773 822771

Email: info@herbertstrutt.derbyshire.sch.uk

Herbert Strutt Primary School

We Care, Challenge, Achieve and Open Minds

Admissions

 

We welcome visits from parents and children at any time of the year.  Please ring or call to make an appointment for a visit to the school, when we will be very pleased to show you around and answer any questions.

 

The school is part of a co-ordinated scheme for admissions in Derbyshire. From 13th November 2017,  parents of children who were born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 are invited to make an application to the LA, expressing their preference for primary schools. This can either be done on line at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions, via email to admissions@derbyshire.gov.uk or alternatively by telephone requesting an application form on 01629 537479.

Applications must be submitted or returned by 15th January 2018.  Priority will continue to be given to children who live in the normal area served by the school and/or have brothers and sisters attending the school. Parents will be informed of their child's allocated school place on 16th April 2018 and the schools will then be informed of their prospective numbers.

Herbert Strutt Primary School will follow the Derbyshire County Council’s coordinated admission scheme for primary schools. The coordinated scheme covers pupils starting school in Reception Class and for in-year admissions.  A copy of the scheme and the admissions criteria is available in the Derbyshire County Council’s “How to apply for a place at Primary School” publication.  The criteria states:  

Community and voluntary controlled schools Individual pupils who have a Statement of Special Education Needs which can best be met in the school will be given priority where so determined by the county council in consultation with the governing body.

In deciding on admissions to all community and voluntary controlled schools in Derbyshire, the following order of priority will be adopted.    

  1. ‘Looked after’ children
  2. Children living in the normal area served by the school at the time of application and admission (including those living in another council’s area).  For a definition of living in the normal area see note on page 12 in the “How to apply for a place at Primary School” publication or online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions
  3. Children not living in the normal area served by the school but who have brothers or sisters attending the school at the time of their admission.
  4. Other children whose parents have requested a place.

Where in the case of 3,or 4 above, choices have to be made between children satisfying the same criteria, those children living nearest to the school (measured by the nearest available route) will be given preference.

Our current Pupil Admission Number is 30.  The statutory KS1 class size limit is 30.

Governors will monitor and review this policy annually.