The standard number for admission for each year group is 40. Our normal admission area is the village of Whitwell. There is now only one admission, within the year, into the Reception class and this is in September. A child who is five between the 1st September and the following 31st August will be admitted into Reception in the September before their fifth birthday.
All admissions for main school are co-ordinated by Derbyshire County Council. They also co-ordinate in-year applications.
We also have a 52 place Nursery, admission for this needs to be made directly with the school. Admission into Nursery will occur from the term after the child’s third birthday, depending on places available. Our nursery school does sometimes have a long waiting list and it may not be possible to provide every child on our waiting list with a place straight away.
Applying for your child's nursery place
The school hosts its own waiting list for Nursery admissions. Children can be placed on the list at any time, and places are offered termly. Where applications for nursery places exceed the places available in a term, the school follows the same criteria as Derbyshire County Council school admission arrangements (See Policies page for further information).
If you would like to find more about our school before you apply, you are very welcome to visit the school to have a look round and meet the Headteacher.
Local Authority and Admissions
Determination of schools' admission arrangements 2018/19
The admission arrangements for maintained schools in Derbyshire have been determined for the 2018/19 school year.
Common application forms will be available from Derbyshire Primary, Infant and Junior schools and other public offices, also online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions or by ringing Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.
Parents will be offered one place only in a Derbyshire School.
Admission of children to Foundation Stage 2 (Reception) for September 2019
If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 they will eligible to start school in September 2019. You should apply for their school place by 15 January 2019 on the Derbyshire Council website. You will be able to make your application there from 9am on 12 November 2018.
Admission of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
It is Derbyshire’s policy to meet children’s needs, wherever possible, in mainstream schools. Our school fully supports this policy.
Transfer to Secondary School
Children transfer to Secondary Education when they have completed their final year in the primary school at the age of 11. The local school for our catchment is, Heritage High School in Clowne.
Year 6 Parents - as your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 this is their last year of primary school. You now need to apply for a secondary school place by 31 October 2018. They will start school in September 2019.