The school admission policy applies to those children who join us in any year from Reception to Year 6.
Reception - Year 6 Admission
We operate a single point of admission - this means that we admit all children for Reception in September. The following levels of priority for admission are set out in the policy:
- Children in care of the LA
- Children with existing statements of Special Educational Needs;
- Children who live in the school’s designated catchment area with siblings attending the school
- Children who live in the school’s designated catchment area
- Children who live outside the school’s designated catchment area with siblings attending the school
- All other applications
The Local Education Authority is required to co-ordinate admissions to all Derbyshire Primary, Infant and Junior Schools. Essentially the Authority acts as a ‘clearing house’ for admissions and enables parents to express a preference for one, two or three schools and to place those preferences in rank order. Parents must make their application on a common application form, to be returned direct to the LA, and give reasons for their preferred schools. Common application forms will be available from Derbyshire Primary, Infant and Junior schools and other public establishments They should be returned by the closing date for applications
Acceptance of applications is dependent upon the number of children in the appropriate year group. Our standard number for each year is 45. However, this is reviewed from time to time. Appeals against refused applications may be made to Derbyshire County Council.
By law, all infant classes must have 30 or fewer children. This could mean that children may be in a mixed aged class in order to achieve this aim. We try to keep junior classes as small as possible but we have to work within budgetary limitations.
Nursery (FS1) Admission
The school has an Early Years Foundation Stage unit, which provides an excellent start to the children’s education with Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) and Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) being in close proximity to each other. Our Nursery class offers a caring environment where children are encouraged to develop physically, academically and socially.
Parents are invited to discuss admission arrangements for Nursery with the School Business Manager or the EYFS Coordinator. An offer of a place depends upon the numbers of pupils currently registered and the needs of individual cohorts of pupils. Requests are considered in line with the school’s admissions policy.All children over the age of 3 are entitled to 15 hours in an Early Years setting. Some are entitled to 30 hours - please visit this link to check for entitlement. At Hady, we offer the 15 hours across either mornings or afternoon sessions (not a mix of both). We do, however, offer extra sessions to those who do not qualify for the 30 hours, and these can be bought ad hoc each term for £12 each. For example, a child might attend every morning for their 15-hour entitlement and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
We offer our Nursery children the opportunity to stay for lunch in our unit if desired. We charge a £2 childcare fee for this session. Those children who attend for full days will need to also attend the lunch session, but our single session (morning or afternoon) children are also welcome to attend during lunch. For staffing and catering purposes, we do need to know in advance whether or not a child will be staying for lunch and on which days, so we ask our nursery parents to give the office a half term's notice if they wish to change to or from a lunch provision.
Prior to transfer to Reception, parents must apply using the standard Derbyshire County Council application form. A Nursery place does not guarantee a place in the main school.