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  Important Information  

                                           

  If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 

Your child will start school in 2021/2022
You can now start to apply for a school place


Closing date for all applications is 15 January 2021

 

Woodhouse West adheres to the Sheffield Pupil Admissions Policy from the Local Authority.

 

Our current pupil admission number is 60 pupils per year group.

 

Parents/carers should apply for school places through the Local Authority via Sheffield Council this includes in-year transfers. 

 

Here you will find the Local Authority policy for admissions as well as guidance for parents/carers on the admissions process. This link also provides information on the application process, catchment areas, online application forms, over subscription, admissions policy and appeals.

 

We encourage prospective parents and pupils to visit our school. Call the school office on (0114) 2692 602 to arrange a suitable time. 

 

 In-Year Admissions:

Woodhouse West participates in the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for in-year admissions. If a parent of a child on our roll wishes to apply for a transfer to another school, they must obtain a transfer form from the school for completion of Section 2.  The application must then be sent to the Local Authority which will process the application on the parent’s behalf.  The Local Authority will confirm the outcome of the application in writing within 15 school days.  If the application is refused, the Local Authority will advise on the statutory appeal procedure.  Details of the Co-ordinated Admission Scheme and how in-year applications are managed can be seen at Apply for a school place

 

Families New to the City:

For families that are new to the City, they should contact the Children Missing Education Team at ed-missingchildren@sheffield.gov.uk or 0114 273 6462 to arrange an appointment to make an admission application.

 

Nursery: We admit children into our nursery the term after their third birthday. Application forms are available from  the school office.  Please be aware that a place in our nursery does not guarantee admission into school.

 

Secondary School:                                                                                                                             

If you have a child currently in Y6 you will have received an information pack asking you to apply for secondary school. You will receive your allocation for a secondary school place in Spring 2019.

Oversubscribed schools and appeals

 

Appeal your child's school place

You are entitled to appeal for a place at any school which your child has been refused.

In order to have your case considered by an Independent Appeal Panel you must complete a Notice of Appeal Form for each school you wish to appeal for. Your child will remain allocated to the school named in your letter unless they are offered an alternative place from the waiting list or by the appeal panel.

 

Criteria:

Priority 1 children in care (previously in care)

Pupils who are, or have previously been in care but ceased to be so because they were adopted, became subject to a child arrangement order or a special Guardianship Order immediately following being in care.

Priority 2 catchment area with sibling

Children who normally reside in the defined catchment area who also have a brother or sister at the preferred school at the point of entry will be considered next.

Priority 3 catchment area

Children who normally reside in the defined catchment area of a school.

Priority 4 brother or sisters (siblings) of children refused a place at their Sheffield catchment school

A sibling is defined as a child who permanently or usually lives at the same address as:

  • a brother and/or sister (including half brothers/sisters)
  • a stepbrother and/or stepsister
  • in both cases, will attend the preferred school at point of entry

Priority 5 brothers or sisters (siblings)

A sibling is defined as a child who permanently or usually lives at the same address as:

  • a brother and/or sister (including half brothers/sisters)
  • a stepbrother and/or stepsister
  • in both cases, will attend the preferred school at point of entry

Priority 6 designated feeder school

Attendance at a primary school which is officially designated as a feeder school to a secondary school, but where you live outside the catchment area.

Priority 7 other applications

Any child who does not fit into the above categories will be considered next.

 

Tie breakers

If the admission number is reached mid-category, there are 2 stages of further consideration carried out within the above outlined categories:

  1. Where exceptional medical, social or special educational needs are demonstrated and evidenced by a professional.
  2. If no exceptional circumstances are present; admissions are prioritised by the straight line distance from the centre of the home to the centre of the school building.

 

Oversubscription criteria for primary school places

The following criteria confirm the priorities for admission into Sheffield community and voluntary controlled schools.

If your enquiry relates to a specific year you will need to see the criteria for that year.

Governing Bodies for voluntary aided and foundation schools are the Admission Authority who establish admission arrangements and allocate school places.

Broomhill Infant School is the only foundation school in Sheffield. The school is independent from ourselves and the Governing Body is responsible for setting and applying their own admission criteria.

 

More information can be found here

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