Our ‘planned admission number’ (PAN) is 15. This means that each year we admit 15 new starters into Class 1 (Foundation Stage). The majority of our children live locally, but are technically classed as ‘out of catchment’. Being out of our catchment area shouldn’t deter you from applying for a place at St John’s C of E Primary School as we rely on 'out-of-catchment' children to fill our roll.
Admissions to St John’s C of E Primary School are managed by Nottinghamshire County Council.
If you wish to apply for a place at our school, please follow the link below:
Nottinghamshire County Council Admissions: Apply for a School Place
Admission to School
First admissions will be as follows:
For admission into each school year St John’s C of E Primary will provide for admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday. Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to the school is deferred until later in the school year or until the child reaches compulsory school age in that year. Parents may also request that their child attends part time until the child reaches compulsory school age. These admission arrangements constitute admission into school prior to compulsory school age and our policy is subject to parents’ statutory right to defer their child’s admission to compulsory school age.
In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine which applications will be granted:
- Children in Local Authority care.
- Children who live in the catchment area and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school.
- Other children who live in the catchment area.
- Children who live outside the catchment area and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school.
- Thereafter consideration will be given to applicants who live outside the catchment area where parents are involved with St Helen’s Church, Stapleford. Supporting information from the appropriate minister will be required at the time of application.
- Thereafter consideration will be given to children whose families are affiliated to other named Anglican churches (supporting information from the appropriate minister will be required) who live outside the catchment area.
- Thereafter consideration will be given to other applicants who live outside the catchment area but within the Parish.
- Other children who live outside the catchment area. In the event of over-subscription within any criterion, preference will normally be given to children who live nearest to the school as the crow flies. Distances are measured from the entrance of the child’s home to the principle entrance to the main administrative building of the school.
The following groups of children will be given special consideration in their application for a particular school:
Children whose particular medical needs, mobility support needs, special educational needs or social circumstances are supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional stating that the school is the only school which could cater for the child’s particular needs. The evidence must be presented at the time of application. The Local Education Officer will consider each case on its merits and determine the allocation of any such places by comparing the written evidence presented along with the capacity for the school to cater for the identified needs. In order to make an assessment of the case, reference will be made to local head teachers and other relevant professionals. Cases agreed under ‘special circumstances’ will take precedence over all of the above criteria.
Children of nomadic Travellers will be allocated a place at their catchment area school.