Important Question –
If my child is at a “school nursery*” does it guarantee a place in the Reception class and school?
- Did you know that a place in a school nursery “does not” give your child a guaranteed place in the Reception class at a school?
- Did you know children who attend the school’s nursery “does not” guarantee places nor a higher priority for places in the school?
So what must you do?
You must make a separate application for a place in a reception class?
*nursery, early years or foundation stage unit
It is important to know when your child can start full-time school.
- If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2012 can start full time school in September 2017.
- If your child was born between 1 Sep 2012–31 Dec 2012 you can wait to start full time school or request to attend part time until the start of the Spring term on 3 January 2018
- If your child was born between 1 Jan 2013-31 Mar 2013 can wait to start full time school or request to attend part time until the start of the Summer term on 24 April 2018.
- Or your child can wait to start full time school until the start of the Autumn term on 5 September 2018 – BUT the allocated place for Reception in 2017-18 is not kept open and parents have to re-apply* for a place in Year 1 or reception for September 2018. [*contact Kirklees Admissions for further information and guidance]
You can apply online but remember the order of preference is very important so make sure you choose the priority area school as your first choice from 1st September 2016 until 15th January 2017.
So who can help me with choosing a school?
Kirklees school Choice Advice Service can provide you with information, listen to your concerns, help you with the form but can not make the decision for you.
telephone 01484 225007
post Kirklees Admissions, First Floor, Kirkgate Buildings, Byram Street, Huddersfield HD1 1B
For the most up to date information, please consult the Kirklees Council website forward slash admissions.