Here you will find details of the Academy’s admission arrangements, including its selection and over subscription criteria, published admission number and the school’s process for applications through the local authority. Please select the following links to view more information.
Primary School Admission Timeline (link to external website)
Calderdale Council coordinates admissions to the academy. If you live within Calderdale, you must complete a Calderdale online application. Parents of children resident outside Calderdale, who want to apply at the academy school must apply through their home local authority.
Parents of children resident in Calderdale can apply for a school place online during the normal admissions rounds. This is if their child is due to:
In general, the Local Authority does not encourage transfers between schools for reasons other than a house move. Evidence strongly indicates that they are rarely in the best educational interests of the pupil because of the disruption this would cause to their learning experience. If a parent, having considered carefully the effects that such a transfer may have, still wishes to request a transfer to a Calderdale primary school, they should complete an in-year application form available on the Calderdale website:
|Primary 2021-22 academic year||Secondary 2021-22 academic year|
|Apply from||15th November 2020||21st June 2020|
|Closing date||15th January 2021||31st October 2020|
|National Offer Day||16th April 2021||1st March 2021|
|Last day for re-allocations and appeal requests||1st May 2021||15th March 2021|
|Notification of re-allocation outcome||15th May 2021||29th March 2021|
|Appeal hearings||June / July 2021||June / July 2021|
|Primary 2022-23 academic year||Secondary 2022-23 academic year|
|Apply from||19th November 2021||21st June 2021|
|Closing date||15th January 2022||31st October 2021|
|National Offer Day||19th April 2022||1st March 2022|
|Last day for re-allocations and appeal requests||3rd May 2022||15th March 2022|
|Notification of re-allocation outcome||17th May 2022||29th March 2022|
|Appeal hearings||June / July 2022||June / July 2022|
If you want to transfer your child to another school or need a school place at any time other than transferring from nursery to primary school or from primary school to secondary school, you will need to apply as an In-year transfer . The In-Year-Transfer form is available from the school office or you can download a copy from the Admissions page on the academy website.
Parents/guardians have the legal right to state the school they wish their child to attend. The admissions authority has a duty to meet their stated preference unless:
Parents/guardians are assured that every effort is made to offer their child a place at their preferred school. Many schools have more applications than there are places available. When a school is oversubscribed, places are allocated using the admissions/oversubscriptions criteria. There are common Admission criteria for Secondary schools and Primary schools for a number of schools within Calderdale. Calderdale Council will then determine which school should be allocated:
Places will be allocated in community and voluntary controlled primary schools in the following order of priority: