Admissions

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Starting or moving to a new school is an important and exciting step in the life of any child although it can also cause parents and children some anxieties. The aim of these pages is to provide you with a clear explanation of how to apply for a place in a school. These pages also include general information which applies to all Calderdale schools and academies including arrangements for home to school transport.

Each school has its own prospectus in which further information can be found including curriculum details, school uniform, public examination results and extra-curricular activities. These are available from the relevant school.

For more information see Applying for a school place

Please note admissions for primary and secondary schools have now closed.  However, you may view your allocated school by checking your Primary allocation online

Information on late applications can be found on Late applications

For details of in-year transfers, see Applying outside normal admissions rounds.

Useful dates: Primary admissions

Wednesday 15 January 2014Last date for Common Application Forms together with any supplementary forms (as required) to be returned via schools or directly to the Local Authority. This is also the last date for submitting online applications.
Wednesday 16 April 2014Parents / guardians notified of allocations.
Wednesday 30 April 2014Last date for parents/guardians to request re-allocation.

Useful dates: Secondary admissions

Thursday 31 October 2013Last date for Common Application Forms together with any supplementary forms (as required) to be returned via schools or directly to the Local Authority. This is also the last date for submitting online applications.
Monday 3 March 2014Parents / guardians notified of allocations.
Monday 17 March 2014Last date for initial round of re-allocation and appeal requests.

Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme

Please note that the Local Authority operates a Coordinated Admissions Scheme for pupils starting school in September. This is in accordance with legislation and the Government's School Admissions Code of Practice:

Copies of the admissions booklets are available to download:

If you require the information in another format or language, please contact the Admissions Officer - Telephone 01422 392617.

The information relates to the 2014/15 academic year for primary schools, and the 2014/15 academic year for secondary schools. The information is correct at the present time. It should not be assumed that there will be no changes affecting these arrangements before the start of the academic year which it refers to or in subsequent years. Changes in policy either following legislation, by decision of Calderdale Council, approval by the Secretary of State or conversions of schools to academy status, may take place at any time and therefore the provisions as stated here can form no guarantee.

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