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Admissions

Welcome

We look forward to welcoming new children to our school and hope that our association with new parents will be a happy and mutually supportive one.

Pennine Way is a popular and successful school with an active and supportive Governing Body, and a staff who are totally committed to the school's continuing development.. Our children feel happy and secure in a friendly environment where we strive to ensure that they all reach their full potential.

We hope that this website, along with the school prospectus, will be a useful introduction to 'Pennine Way' and will provide you with information about the things you need to know not only now, but also in the future

We hold an open evening for year 2 parents in November and then a 'New Parents Day' early in the Summer Term. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information about 'Pennine Way' or would like a copy of our prospectus.

The staff and I hope that your children will gain much from their time with us and that they will go on to their future education with confidence and enthusiasm.

Yours Sincerely

(R. Mansfield - Headteacher)

Determined Admission Arrangements

for the Academic Year 2018/19

The Governors of Pennine Way Junior Academy have determined the following arrangements in connection with admissions during the Academic Year 2018/19

Admission Number

The number of places for pupils of the normal age of entry to the school will be 90. In deference to a co-ordinated scheme for entry in September 2018, the school will follow Local Authority procedures for the timing of applications.

Oversubscription Criteria

If the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan where the school is named in the statement, priority for admission will be given to those who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

If the number of applications for admission to the school exceeds the school’s Published Admission Number, the following order of priority is used to allocate the available places:

a) Children in care and adopted children as defined in the School Admissions Code (2014)

b) Children having a brother or a sister currently attending at the time of their admission. Brother or sister includes a half-brother or half-sister, a legally adopted child who is regarded as a brother or sister, a step-brother or step-sister who resides in the same family unit;

c) Children attending Church Gresley Infant and Nursery School but being outside the normal catchment area;

d) Children living in the Pennine Way Junior School catchment area;

e) Children who have medical or social grounds provided this is supported by a written statement of evidence from a doctor or social worker at the time of original application;

f) Other children on the basis of proximity of the child’s home to school, which is calculated as follows. (The Children’s Services Department has a Geographic Information System (GIS) to measure the straight line distance. It is measured by a standard straight line distance calculated to within two metres. This measurement is taken from the postal address file, normally the house front door. For schools the grid reference is taken from the postal address file and will normally be the centre of the school for primary phase schools.) Proximity will also be used on a tiebreaker in the event of over subscription in any of the above criteria.

If you should be at all unsure about anything related to applying for a place at Pennine Way then please contact the school office who will be only too happy to help.

t: 01283 223697     e: office@pennineway.derbyshire.sch.uk

Admission Arrangements

for the Academic Year 2017/18

The Governors of Pennine Way Junior Academy have determined the following arrangements in connection with admissions during the Academic Year 2017/18.

Admission Number

The number of places for pupils of the normal age of entry to the school will be 90. In deference to a co-ordinated scheme for entry in September 2017, the school will follow Local Authority procedures for the timing of applications.

Oversubscription Criteria

If the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan where the school is named in the statement, priority for admission will be given to those who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

If the number of applications for admission to the school exceeds the school’s Published Admission Number, the following order of priority is used to allocate the available places:

a) Children in care and adopted children as defined in the School Admissions Code (2014)

b) Children having a brother or a sister currently attending at the time of their admission. Brother or sister includes a half-brother or half-sister, a legally adopted child who is regarded as a brother or sister, a step-brother or step-sister who resides in the same family unit;

c) Children attending Church Gresley Infant and Nursery School but being outside the normal area of the school;

d) Children living in the Pennine Way Junior the normal area of the school;

e) Children who have medical or social grounds provided this is supported by a written statement of evidence from a doctor or social worker at the time of original application;

f) Other children on the basis of proximity of the child’s home to school, measured by the shortest walking route, with those living nearest being given priority. Proximity will also be used on a tiebreaker in the event of over subscription in any of the above criteria.

If you should be at all unsure about anything related to applying for a place at Pennine Way then please contact the school office who will be only too happy to help.

t: 01283 223697    e: office@pennineway.derbyshire.sch.uk

Pennine Way Junior Academy - Admission Appeals Timetable

In year or immediate entry appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications should be lodged within 20 school days of receiving notification that your application was unsuccessful. These appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

September 2018 entry

Appeals resulting from year of entry or transfer applications for admission in September 2018 will be heard according to the following timetable:

 

Offer

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard by

Primary

16 April 2018

16 May 2018

19 July 2018 (40 School days)

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 30 school days of being lodged.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence which was not included with their initial appeal, they must make sure that it is received at least three clear working days prior to the hearing date. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing. The Appeal Panel must decide whether it should be considered taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing.

Starting School

When you child starts school, we would appreciate certain information which we treat in the strictest confidence. This includes home and work telephone numbers, details of the family doctor and any relevant medical conditions. Please give us this information (or tell us if it changes) - it could be vital if special or urgent attention is required at school.

You should let us know if your child needs regular medication such as an inhaler at school. We are only allowed to administer medication upon receipt of written instructions from a parent or guardian. Medication is always kept and administered from the main school office.