Please visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website for more detailed information and to apply.
STARTING SCHOOL IN FOUNDATION STAGE
Worksop Priory C of E Primary Academy is a member of the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Multi Academy Trust, who are the admissions authority for the academy.
Applications must be made through your home local authority on the Common Application form. For Nottinghamshire residents, this can be found on the NCC website by following this link and applications should be completed by the closing date for applications as stated in the Nottinghamshire Coordinated scheme. The offer of a place will be made by the Local Authority to all parents on the ‘offer day’ set out in the co-ordinated scheme.
The published admissions number is 30 children per year. All applications for the Reception year will be ranked in accordance with the admission criteria, as set out below. All children who are allocated a place will be admitted on the first day of the autumn term. Parents have the legal right to defer beyond this point and in such cases these arrangements need to be agreed with the school on an individual basis. Parents may also request that their child takes up the place part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age.
Attendance in our Early Years (Foundation 1) at the Academy does not automatically guarantee a Reception (Foundation 2) place.
RIGHT OF APPEAL
Under the terms of the School Admissions Appeals Code 2012, if you apply for and are refused a place at Worksop Priory Academy you have the right to appeal.
Admission Appeals at SNMAT academies are managed by Nottinghamshire County Council Appeals Team, who provide an independent appeals process. Appeals at SNMAT academies will be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2014, The School Admissions Appeals Code 2012 and Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
The Academy operates a Waiting List for its intake year group in partnership with Nottinghamshire LA. This is kept and prioritised following the oversubscription criteria until the end of the autumn term.
Children with a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plan that names the Academy will be admitted.
How do I make an appeal for a place at this school?
If you wish to appeal against a decision to refuse a place for your child at this school you can appeal online or in writing. Information on how to appeal can be found via:- http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/making-a-school-admission-appeal or by calling 0300 500 80 80. Please ensure that you read the guidance notes published online before submitting your appeal.
For appeals during the 2023/24 admissions round (to start Reception or via infant to junior transfer in September 2023), you should return your completed form to Nottinghamshire County Council by 16 May 2023.
Primary Appeals Timetable – 2023/24 Admissions Round
- Offer Date:17 April 2023
- Deadline for lodging appeals:16 May 2023
- Deadline for hearing on-time appeals:18 July 2023
Note:- Appeals lodged after 16th May 2023 will, where possible, be heard together with those appeals lodged before this date
Appeals relating to late applications for a place
If your application was made after 15th January 2023 (closing date for receipt of applications for primary school places) appeals will be heard by 18th July 2023. Where it is not possible to hear the appeal by 18 July 2023 it will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
In Year and Transfer Appeals
For other appeals such as transfer and in-year admissions (moving from one school to another during the school year) please return your form to Nottinghamshire County Council within 4 weeks of the date of your refusal letter. These appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt of your appeal.
How much notice of the appeal hearing date will I have?
Letters notifying parents of appeal dates and times are sent out in line with statutory guidance. These letters will be sent out at least 10 school days in advance of the hearing (unless you have agreed to a shorter period than this).
If you wish to submit any further information other than that which you included with your appeal form, we ask that this is sent to Nottinghamshire County Council no later than 5 days prior to your hearing. This is to enable the additional information to be circulated to all parties, giving the Panel and school the opportunity to consider the information in advance of the hearing. Please note that if significant information is received after this deadline your hearing may have to be adjourned to a later date. Please note there is a 10MB limit to any attachment sent online or by email. If you send more than this limit we will not get your information and will not know that you have tried to send it to us. If you need to send more than 10MB please either split it across more than one email or send it by post. Regardless of how you have sent the information to us we will acknowledge that we have received it so if you don't hear from us within three working days please telephone on the number above to make sure we have received what you have sent.
Decision letters are sent out within 5 school days of the decision being made wherever possible.
ADMISSION TO OTHER YEAR GROUPS
For admissions into other age groups within the school, applicants should contact the Local Authority Admissions team who will then forward your request to the school. Please follow this link for information.
Where the school is unable to offer a place in such circumstances, an expression of interest list is held for each class.
Applicants should put their request to be held on this list in writing to the school office. Requests will be held on file until the end of each half-term. From that point, applicants wishing to remain on the list should contact the school BEFORE the end of each half-term to request they are kept on for the following term.
Unfortunately, due to time limitations, the school is unable to contact parents to ascertain their wishes each half-term. Expressions of interest cannot be placed indefinitely. If a place becomes available in a class where there is a live expression of interest, this place will be allocated using the normal school admissions criteria.