Admissions to High View Nursery
If you would like to apply for a place at our nursery please call into the school office for an application form. If you can’t make it in, please call us on 01226 273220 so that we can send a form in the post.
It is necessary to apply for mainstream school in the January prior to the year of entry. This applies to children who will be starting in the reception class in September of the next school year. It is LA policy that children outside the immediate area can attend the nursery; however, a place in nursery does not automatically ensure a place in the mainstream school.
Children are admitted to the nursery classes in chronological age order, i.e. the oldest children are admitted first. Application forms are available at the school office.
Before your child is admitted to the nursery you will be contacted by the LA informing you of a vacancy. Parents of new nursery pupils are also invited to a meeting in school where you will have the opportunity to meet school staff, find out about our aims and objectives and ask any questions that are concerning you. Home visits are arranged at this meeting.
Admissions to High View School
Admissions into school are processed by the Local Authority.
The year before your child becomes of school age, the Admissions Department of the Local Authority will send out an application form and advice booklet to you in the post. Children are admitted to the mainstream classes at the start of the term in which they are 5 years old. Visits are organised for the children to ease transition from home, playgroup or nursery to the mainstream school.
Application forms for admission to school can be found in the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Handbook which is distributed from school. Please see this advice booklet for instructions on how to complete the form and what to do next. An electronic copy is attached below, along with a link to the admissions site for further information:
If the number of applications for places exceeds the number of places available, the following criteria are used to allocate places:
- Children with brothers and sisters in the school at the time of their admission – these children gain automatic admission
- The distance between the child’s normal place of residence and the school. Measured by a straight line on a map, closest addresses gain places until the school is full.
When school is full, applicants may be refused. In such cases parents have the right to appeal via the Education Committee.
In the absence of an appeal, parents will be expected to approach another school with an admission request.
All decisions regarding the admission of children to the school are the responsibility of the Local Education Authority.
For further information on nursery / school admissions and moving schools, please contact the school office or the website above.