Admissions Arrangements

Choosing a school for your son or daughter is one of the most important decisions you will make in your child’s life. Our aim is to provide you with as much information as possible so that you can make the right choice for your child. If you are considering sending your child to Beaumont Primary Academy we would advise you to contact our Admissions Manager, Krystine Bindley for further information. You may also want to make an appointment to visit us and have a tour of our facilities, and have the opportunity to meet the staff.

Please also see our Academy Admissions Policy by clicking on this link

Admission Arrangements for 2016-17

Beaumont Primary Academy is a non-selective, independent, state funded Free School. The academy has agreed a priority admission area (PAA) with Kirklees Local Authority which is set out below. The local authority will coordinate normal round applications for entry at age 4. The academy will coordinate their own in-year applications and will participate with, in-year fair access protocols. 

When considering applications, children with a statement of Special Education Needs that names the academy or those with and Educational Healthcare Plan (EHCP) will be admitted first, and under different regulations before the oversubscription criteria is applied.

 NB: The Academy shares the PAA, with the proposed new all-through Church of England voluntary controlled primary school, with nursery provision. This would mean that families who live in the PAA would have priority for admission to both schools.

 

Admission Number (AN)

Beaumont Primary Academy plans to offer 90 places at age 4 and will be a three form entry school. This will be the admission number for the academy (AN).

Application Process

  • Arrangements for applications for places at Beaumont Primary Academy will be made in accordance with Kirklees Local Authority co-ordinated admission arrangements.
  • An applicant must complete the on line application form via the Kirklees website portal after first creating an online account. Please visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/admissions and complete all 3 stages of the application. An applicant must be either a parent or someone who has legal responsibility for the child / children. If you wish for your child to attend Beaumont Primary Academy, you must show this on the on-line application as first preference.  You are able to contact Kirklees School Admissions on 01484 225007 for further help and a useful timeline is published on the website for parents and carers.
  • If the number of preferences received is less than the AN then all preferences will be met.
  • If there are more applications than places available at the Academy the oversubscription criteria will be applied.
  • It is very important that the form is returned by the closing date because forms received after this date will be treated as ‘late’.  Late applications are not dealt with until all those received on time have been through the application process. 

Oversubscription criteria

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, the following priorities will apply:

  •  Children in public care  (looked after children) or a child who was previously looked after .
  •  Children who have a brother or sister attending the Academy at the time of admission. (sibling rule)  NB: (brother or sister means; a child with at least one natural or legally adopted parent being the same person).  Original documents may be requested by the Admissions Manager.
  • Children who live in the Academy’s PAA (proof of address and residency may be requested by the Admissions Manager)
  • Children who live outside the Academy’s PAA

Note:Distance is measured in a straight line from a child’s home address to the school/academy. Measurements are calculated using seven-figure grid references for each address taken from Ordnance Survey ADDRESS-POINT® data, this is supplied by Kirklees. This grid reference relates to a point that falls within the permanent building structure corresponding to the address. The boundary of the building structure for the address is derived from Ordnance Survey Land-Line data. For smaller, residential properties the grid reference denotes a point near the centre of the building. For larger properties, like schools with, for example, multiple buildings and large grounds, the grid reference relates to a point inside the main addressable building structure. The distance calculated is accurate to within 1 metre.  

Waiting lists and appeals

Where, in any year, the Academy receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate throughout the year and be maintained by the Academy. Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.

When places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria above. Waiting lists for each year will end on the last day of the summer term.

Unsuccessful applicants have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel. Please contact the academy to find out how to appeal.

Tie breaks

Where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the categories listed above would still lead to oversubscription, the available places will be offered to those living nearest the Academy. Straight line distance will be used to measure. (see note above).

If children of multiple birth (twins and triplets) are tied for the final place in any of the categories listed above, those siblings will be admitted over AN as permitted by infant class size rules. In other cases, where the offer of places to all the applicants in any of the categories listed above would still lead to oversubscription, the available places will be offered to those living nearest the Academy. Straight line distance will be used to measure.

 Distance is measured in a straight line from a child’s home address to the school/academy. Measurements are calculated using seven-figure grid references for each address taken from Ordnance Survey ADDRESS-POINT® data, this is supplied by Kirklees. This grid reference relates to a point that falls within the permanent building structure corresponding to the address. The boundary of the building structure for the address is derived from Ordnance Survey Land-Line data. For smaller, residential properties the grid reference denotes a point near the centre of the building. For larger properties, like schools with, for example, multiple buildings and large grounds, the grid reference relates to a point inside the main addressable building structure. The distance calculated is accurate to within 1 metre.

Notification of offer of place

The formal offer of a place will come from the Local Authority, which will write to parents on Tuesday 18th April 2017 allocating a single Primary school/academy to their child.  Parents and carers can also log into their on line parent portal from 00:30 hours to view their school offer.

Special Education Needs

The Academy will admit children with Statements of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan where the Academy is named in the statement or plan.

Parents of potential children are invited to meet with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), in order to discuss their child’s needs and how these could be met by the academy.

The academy ensures that admission procedures and arrangements are accessible to disabled applicants and do not treat vulnerable children less favourably.

 Deferred entry for infants

Parents offered a place in reception for their child have a right to defer the date their child is admitted, or to take the place up part-time (hours to be agreed with the school) until the child reaches compulsory school age. Places cannot be deferred beyond the beginning of the final term of the school year for which the offer was made.

Children reach compulsory school age on the prescribed day following their 5th birthday (or on their fifth birthday if it falls on a prescribed day). The prescribed days are 31 August, 31 December and 31 March.

 Admission of children outside their normal age group

Parents may request that their child is admitted to a year group outside their normal age range, for instance where the child is gifted or talented or where a child has suffered from particular social or medical issues impacting his or her schooling. All such requests will be considered on their merits and either agreed or refused, on that basis. If a request is refused, the child will still be considered for admission to their normal age group.

The process for requesting such an admission is as follows:

With the application, parents should request that the child is admitted to another year group (state which one), and the reasons for that request.

Parents may choose to submit any evidence in support of their case with the application, for instance from a medical practitioner, headteacher etc. Some of the evidence a parent might submit could include:

 whether the child is ‘summer born’ and is seeking admission to a year group other than reception (or is seeking admission to reception rather than year 1);

  • information about the child’s academic, social and emotional development;
  • where relevant, their medical history and the views of a medical professional;
  • whether they have previously been educated out of their normal age group; and
  • whether they may naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely.

 The school will consider each case on its merits, taking into account the individual circumstances of the request and the child’s best interests. We will also ensure the parent is aware of whether the request for admission out of age group has been agreed before final offers are made, and the reason for any refusal.

Requests for admission out of the normal year group will be considered alongside other applications made at the same time.

Parents whose children are ‘summer born’ (i.e. those born between 1 April and 31 August) may choose to enter reception either in the September following their child’s fourth birthday or the following September.

 In-Year Admissions

In-year admissions to Beaumont Primary Academy will be dealt with by the Academy itself. 

There are three different types of in-year admission: •  parents or carers who have moved into Kirklees and do not have a school place for their child •  parents or carers who are moving within Kirklees and whose child already has a school place •  parents or carers who live in Kirklees and are not moving house, but would like their child to change school

If you would like your child to transfer to Beaumont Primary Academy you will need to complete an ICAF (in-year common application form). The ICAF (in-year common application form) is available in the following ways:

  • Click here (ICAF form) to download a copy of the form •  Contact us on 01484 503111 and ask for a form to be posted to you •  Email us at office@beaumontprimary.org.uk and ask a form to be emailed to you •  Collect a form in person from Beaumont Primary Academy

Once you have completed the ICAF (in-year common application form) you can return it to us in the following ways:

  •  Email the completed ICAF to office@beaumontprimary.org.uk •  Bring the completed ICAF to Beaumont Primary Academy in person •  Post the ICAF to: Beaumont Primary Academy, Moor End Academy Campus, Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, HD4 5JA.

      What is an ICAF (in-year common application form) 

  • The ICAF (in-year common application form) is used by Kirklees parents to apply for their child to change school during the school year. •  You may apply no earlier than one school term in advance of when the school place is required. We normally only allow a child to start at a new school at the beginning of a term unless their home address has changed significantly. •  If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs please do not complete the ICAF. Please contact your child's special educational needs caseworker to discuss a change of school. •  If after reading the 'in-year admissions - useful information for parents' leaflet, you need any further advice or help in completing the ICAF, please contact our Krystine Bindley at office@beaumontprimary.org.uk or by telephone on 01484 503111. •  Please note that if we receive your application during the school holidays, we may not be able to consider your application until the start of the new school term.

What happens next?

Once we have received your child’s completed ICAF (in-year common application form) the following will happen:•  Beaumont Primary Academy will issue parents/carers with a receipt for the ICAF •  Beaumont Primary Academy will check the availability of places •  The ICAF will be scanned and sent to Kirklees Admissions

If there are places available

If there are places available, we will write to you offering your child a place and inviting you to an admission meeting at the Academy. At the meeting you will be meet with your child’s year group Learning Leader who will take you on a tour of the Academy, and help you to complete our admission forms. After the admission meeting you will be given a start date for your child. The start date will usually be within 10 working days of your meeting if you have had a significant house move otherwise it will be at the start of the next term.

If there are no places available

If there are no places available, we will write to you saying that we cannot offer your child a place with us and asking whether you would like us to add your child’s name to our waiting list. The Governing Body will use the oversubscription criteria above to rank unsuccessful applicants in a waiting list so that further places may be offered if they become available.

 Appeals

Unsuccessful applicants may contact the Academy to be advised of their right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel.

How we consider applications for every age group

Beaumont Primary Academy opened as a new school in September 2016, starting just with Reception pupils.  It is intended school will grow with a new year group of reception children each year until we reach year 6 in the 2022 - 2023 academic year. As the school grows, we will be able to consider admissions for any of the year groups we have.