We wish to make the children's time at Woodland View Primary School happy and profitable and therefore work hard at making their admission a positive and supportive process.
A series of pre-visits for children starting school are arranged to make a smooth and secure introduction to full time education.
Coordinated admission arrangements
Nottinghamshire County Council as the local authority is responsible for coordinating admission arrangements for all maintained schools and acadamies in its area. Coordination establishes a mechanism to ensure that, as far as is possible, every parent of a child living in a local authority area (the home authority) who has applied to a maintained school or academy is sent one, and only one, offer of a school place by their local authority. Nottinghamshire has also established seven relevant areas which are coterminous with the seven district council areas.
In addition, all community and voluntary controlled schools have a designated catchment area, details of which are available on the public website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk.
Admissions in the normal round
Parents can state four preferences for any category of maintained school, either in Nottinghamshire (the home local authority) or any other school in another local authority area. Nottinghamshire County Council only, irrespective of the school for which they are applying. All offers of school places, including those made on behalf of other admission authorities within and outside of Nottinghamshire will be made by Nottinghamshire County Council, as the local authority, in its role as coordinator of the admission schemes. If a school is oversubscribed, all preferences will be considered of the admission schemes. If a school is oversubscribed, all preferences will be considered against the admission oversubscription criteria for each names school by the appropriate admission authority on an 'equal preference' basis. If more than one offer can be made, the parent's highest ranked preference, decided in accordance with the admission oversubscription criteria for the individual school, will be offered to the parent.
Admissions outside the normal round (in year admissions)
For applications outside the normal admissions round, applications for admission to other year groups who will be considered in relation to the way that the school has been organised following the time the year group was first admitted to the school, subject to infant class size restrictions. Generally, and unless a variation is agreed with the County Council, the PAN which applied when the year group was first admitted to the school will apply. If places are available within the year group, the child will normally be admitted to the school.
Admission of children outside the normal age group
Parents may seek a place for their child outside of the normal age group, for example, if the child is gifted and talented or has experienced problems such as ill health. In addition, the parents of a summer born child may choose not to send that child to school until the September following their fifth birthday and may request that they are admitted out of their normal age group - to reception rather than year 1.
Nottinghamshire residents should submit a request in writing to Nottinghamshire County Council's school admissions team as early as possible stating whether they wish their child to be admitted into the reception year or year 1 the following academic year. Designated officers will make decisions based on the circumstances of each case and in the best interests of the child concerned. This will include taking into account information such as : the parent's views; the child's academic, social and emotional development; the child's medical history and the views of a medical professional, where relevant; whether the child has previously been educated out of their normal age group; whether the child has previously been educated out of their normal age group; whether the child may naturally have fallen into a lower age group; whether the child has previously been educated out of their normal age group; whether the child may naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely; the views of the head teacher of the school concerned. When informing a parent of the decision on the year group to which the child should be admitted, the County Council will also include reasons for the decision.
Where it is agreed that a child will be admitted out of the normal age group and, as a consequence of that decision, the child will be admitted to a relevant age group (that is, the age group to which pupils are normally admitted to the school) the local authority and admission authority must process the application as part of the main admissions round on the basis of their determined admission arrangements only, including the application of oversubscription criteria where applicable. The parent has a statutory right to appeal against the refusal of a place at a school for which they have applied. This right does not apply if they are offered a place at the school but it is not in their preferred age group.