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.
You can apply for a place online: Apply for a School Place Online
For more information see Applying for a school place
Please note admissions for secondary schools have now closed. For details of in-year transfers, see Applying outside normal admissions rounds.
Useful dates: Primary admissions
|Wednesday 20 November 2013||Applications open for Primary Admissions|
|Wednesday 15 January 2014||Last 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 2014||Parents / guardians notified of allocations.|
|Wednesday 30 April 2014||Last date for parents/guardians to request re-allocation.|
Useful dates: Secondary admissions
|Thursday 31 October 2013||Last 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 2014||Parents / guardians notified of allocations.|
|Monday 17 March 2014||Last 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:
- Coordinated Admissions Scheme for Primary Schools
- Coordinated Admissions Scheme for Secondary Schools
Copies of the admissions booklets are available to download:
- Admissions to Primary School Booklet [PDF file 956KB]|
- Admissions to Secondary School Booklet [PDF file 1047KB]|
- Admissions to Primary School Summary Leaflet [PDF file 796KB]|
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.