Admissions

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Admissions

The Brigshaw Learning Partnership, is the admission authority for: Brigshaw High School, Allerton Bywater; Kippax Ash Tree, Kippax Greenfield, Kippax North, Methley and Swillington Primary schools.

We hold an annual Open Day for interested parents to look round the school with the Headteacher.  You are also very welcome to look round our school at any time of the year. Please contact the school office to make an appointment. 

Consultation on School Admission Arrangements for 2021/22
Dates for Consultation: 16th December 2019 to midday 27th January 2020.

The Brigshaw Learning Partnership (BLP), as the admission authority for Kippax Greenfield Primary schools is proposing changes to the admissions arrangements to the school.

In line with the School Admissions Code, admission authorities are required to consult on their admission policy whenever they would like to make a change.

There are no major changes to the BLP admission policy oversubscription criteria. We are consulting on the following proposal, and would like to hear your views and comments about this so that we can decide whether to include these changes for the admissions policy for 2021/22:

Proposal:
To reduce the Published admissions number (PAN) at our Kippax Greenfield school to 20 places from the current 30 places. This change is being proposed to improve the sustainability for the school.

You are welcome to pass this consultation on to anyone you feel may be interested. All comments and suggestions are invited. We want all those with an interest in these arrangements – such as parents/carers, staff and governors at BLP and other schools to share their views during the consultation. Please respond in writing or by email to Mrs Wendy Harrington:
Compliance and Governance Officer
Brigshaw Learning Partnership
Brigshaw High School
Brigshaw Lane
Allerton Bywater
Castleford
WF10 2HR

Email: harrinw02@brigshawtrust.com

Entry into Reception Class September 2020

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2020 you will receive a letter inviting you to apply before 1 November 2019.

Your address puts you in the priority catchment area for a particular school and the letter tells you which school this is. It is the school at which your child has a higher priority for admission under the school’s admission policy. It is recommended that you include this school as one of your five preferences, even if it is your fifth preference, although there is no guarantee that you will be offered a place.

After completing your online application, you will receive an email confirming it has been received. If you don’t receive an email your application has not been completed properly. You should log back in and make sure the form is fully completed.

If you live outside Leeds and want your child to go to a school in Leeds, you must apply to your own local authority and they will inform us of your request.

The online application form will be available to use from 1 November 2019 for applications to start reception class in September 2020.​​​ You must submit an application even if you would like a place at your priority catchment school or your child has a sibling in school.

Parents and carers of children starting school in September 2020 will be informed of their school offer via email on national offer day, Thursday 16th April 2020.  

Once we know our exact intake, we begin the process of ensuring every child’s entry into school is happy and relaxed. In the Summer Term before the September start, parents come to a Welcome Meeting with their children to find out more about how we work and ask any questions they might still have.

This meeting also gives parents the opportunity to meet and talk with the Reception class teacher and other support staff. Soon after, children are visited in their nursery setting and invited to spend time in the Reception class as part of our ‘Jump Up’ days. At the start of September, just before starting school, each parent has a one-to-one meeting with our Reception class staff.

Frequently asked questions

 

Entry into Years 1 Years 6

Parents of older children, moving into the area, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school and to discuss admission with the Headteacher. In year entry to places across school are dealt with by the school. We will give you a form to complete. You need to return this form to school either in person or by post. We will advise you about your application then contact you to let you know if we can offer you a place. We will write to you confirming your offer.

If we are unable to offer you a place the Children Leeds Admissions Team will contact you to advise of the schools in your area and any vacancies at these schools. You will have the right of appeal to an Independent panel for the school you have been refused.

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