As an academy, Catmose Primary is its own admissions authority and as such is responsible for setting the criteria for admission and their interpretation; at all times however it will act in accordance with the School Admissions Code published by the Department for Education.
All admissions, either In-year or for children starting school in Reception class are determined by our admissions Policy, the details of which can be found here.
All parents wishing to apply for a place at the Primary during the normal round i.e.at the beginning of Reception year, should do so via their ‘home’ authority (i.e. the authority where they live). Parents have a right to express a preference for the school they want for their child. Application forms can be obtained from the school and the home authority. Application forms must be returned to the home authority by the specified date, which is published annually.
You can find out about the school’s admission arrangements through the local authority by clicking here.
The Planned Admission Number (PAN) for the school is 30.
Where the number of applications for places exceeds the number of places available, as specified by the Planned Admission Number, the following criteria, in priority order, will be applied to determine those children that will be offered a place:
- Looked after children/SEND children.
- Sibling link.
- A child of staff at the Federation.
- Children who live nearest the Primary School by distance.
Parents have the right to appeal if a place cannot be offered at Catmose Primary School.
ADMISSIONS APPEALS – SEPTEMBER 2020
Parents have the right to appeal if a place cannot be offered at Catmose Primary School. If you wish to lodge an appeal you should complete an appeal form and provide all appropriate supporting evidence before the deadline. An appeal form can be obtained by contacting Valda Austin, Admissions Manager at Catmose College. An independent appeal panel will be convened to hear the appeal.