Admissions

NORTH DENES PRIMARY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY

 Admissions 2021-2022

North Denes Primary School is a Community School for children from 2 – 11 years.

Community schools are owned by Norfolk County Council, but locally managed by the Governing Body and Head Teacher.

Norfolk County Council (NCC) manages admissions to all community schools in Norfolk.

 

School Admission

If you would like to apply for a school place at North Denes Primary School please contact the Admissions department at NCC.

Admissions Room 7 County Hall Martineau Lane Norwich NR1 2DH

Telephone: 0344 800 8020 Fax: 01603 223722 Email: admissions@norfolk.gov.uk

 Applications can be made online here.

 

Please click here to visit the Admissions website.

 

Admissions dates 21-22

 

 

Reception

Secondary school

Round opens

27th September 2021

10th September 2021

Round closes

15th January 2022

31st October 2021

National Offer Day

19th April 2022

1st March 2022

Appeals closing date

13th May 2022

22nd March 2022

Mini admission round to consider changes

20th May 2022

1st April 2022

Appeals hearings

June/July 2022

May/June 2022

Waiting lists maintained until

31st December 2022

31st December 2022

 

If you are moving into the area and are considering joining North Denes Primary School after the official school year has started, please contact

Admissions to check on place availability. If there are spaces, school will contact you and arrange for a visit prior to starting.

 

If you are currently living locally and already have a school place, the admissions team only consider changes between schools at the start of each term.

 

Please read A parents’ guide to admissions to schools in Norfolk click here before you make your application. This will ensure you follow the application process correctly, help to avoid delays and maximise your chances of getting your preferred school.

 

 

 

Admission to Reception

Once the application round is complete NCC process the applications. In April NCC sends a school place offer letter / email to all applicant families. Schools receive notification of the school place offers made for their school.

When we know who will be joining us, we contact all families to welcome them to North Denes Primary School and explain more about our school and dates for all the transition activities.

To ensure a smooth positive transition into school, we hold a number of events for both children and parents.

 

Home visits

If your child is new to the school, the teacher and key worker will visit you at home to get to know your child even better. During this visit they ensure that all paperwork needed for school will be completed. These visits give time for conversations about settling in, transition, medical needs and anything else you would like to ask in the comfort of your own home.

 

New Parents’ Evening Meeting

 We hold an evening meeting for parents in June, where there is an opportunity to meet the teachers and support staff who will be working with your child and to answer any questions.

 

Transition visits

 We have 2 transition visits and to ensure that these sessions are really successful; we ask that parents join us for a short time on the first one and then leave their child on the second.

If you have been successful in gaining a place at our school, we welcome you and look forward to meeting with you soon. If you are considering our school, please come and have a look around. We are happy to arrange times by appointment, just call the office.

 

Admission criteria for North Denes Primary School

 The criteria in order are:

Children who are due to start school and

 

  1. have a Statement of Special Educational Need /Education and Health Care Plan naming the school
  2. are in public care or have been adopted
  3. live in the area served by the school and who have a sibling attending the school at the time of their admission
  4. have a disability and live in the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability)
  5. live in the area served by the school
  6. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister with a statement of special educational needs or EHCP attending the school at the time of their
  7. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
  8. have a disability and live outside the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability)
  9. live outside the area served by the school