Oxenhope CE Primary School

Admissions

BDAT Admissions Process

BDAT are the Admissions Authority for the school. The local authority coordinate the admissions for the school.

Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust is the admissions authority for all of their academies, therefore, they collate the admission processes for all our academies onto the Admissions Process for BDAT Academies page of their website: www.bdat-academies.org/admissions-process-bdat-academies/

Bradford Council publishes a composite admissions prospectus each year, which gives information about how parents/carers can apply for a place in the school of their choice. Parents and carers have a right to express a preference for the school of their choice and they should do so on the application form. Application forms can be obtained from the Admissions Service at Bradford Council or via www.bradford.gov.uk/admissions and should be completed by the date stipulated on the forms. Bradford Council notifies parents/carers about the school place as soon as all the applications have been considered. The Admissions Team can be contacted by telephone on: 01274 439200 or by email on primaryadmissions@bradford.gov.uk .

Admission Appeals

If the Admissions Team are unable to offer a child a place at our school due to oversubscription then Bradford Council will allocate an alternative, please read the “Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for the Bradford Metropolitan District Area” for further information, this can be found on their website.

Any parent who is unhappy with the allocation has the right of appeal by applying to Bradford Council. An independent appeals panel then meets to consider all appeals by parents/carers who have been refused a place at our school and who wish to appeal against this decision. An appeal panel’s decision is binding for all parties concerned.

If the appeals panel decides that we should admit a child to our school, then we will accept this and continue to do all we can to provide the best education for all the children at our school. (Details of appeals arrangements are set out in the Code of Practice on Schools Admission Appeals, which came into force in September 2002).

Admission to Reception

Our Reception caters for 30 children between the ages of 4 and 5 years. Children enter school in the academic year they become five.

There is one admissions date per year, early in September (i.e. at the start of the school year). Therefore, parents/carers who would like their child to be admitted to our school during the year their child is 5 should ensure that they complete the application form by the date stipulated on the form, this should then be submitted to the Admissions Team at Bradford Council.

Parents are usually notified by the Local Authority (LA) about the application process in November of the year before they are due to start school.

If you haven’t heard from the Admissions Team by the end of November, we recommend that you contact the admissions Team on the number below:

Telephone: 01274 439200

The deadline for submitting applications is usually the second week in January.

In Year Admissions/Transfers

There may be times when children move schools as they move through the primary years, usually due to a house move. All these admissions of children into school are managed by the Bradford Council Admissions Team. If you would like to apply for a place for your child, please contact the Admissions Team at Bradford Council using the details below:

Telephone: 01274 439200

Email: primaryadmissions@bradford.gov.uk

There is also information on their website: www.bradford.gov.uk/admissions

If you decide to apply for your child to move to another school, please click on this link to access the In-Year Application Form. You will also need to complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form.

It is important that you click on this link and read the Guidance notes carefully and complete the form as fully as possible.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan, please do not complete an application form. Instead, please contact the SEND Team on 01274 435750 for advice.

All applications are processed as quickly as possible but the length of time it takes varies depending on the situation. Bradford Council’s Admissions Team will write to you to confirm the outcome of your application and aim to send you a decision letter within 20 school days of receiving your application. If your child has complex needs,  this process may take longer.

If the Admissions Team are unable to offer a child a place at our school due to oversubscription then Bradford Council will allocate an alternative. Any parent who is unhappy with the allocation has the right of appeal by applying to Bradford Council. See above for details of the Appeals process.