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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine which

applications will be granted:




1 Children looked after by a local authority and previously looked after children


2 Children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school


3 Other children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications


4 Children who live outside the catchment area where a parent is involved with St Helen’s Church


* 5 Children who live outside the catchment area where a parent is involved with other named Anglican churches or those churches affiliated with Churches Together in England or the Evangelical Alliance


* 6 Other children who live outside the catchment area


*Supporting information from a minister will be required to confirm involvement with the relevant church. Regular involvement means attendance at church services at least twice a month for a minimum period of one year. This must be provided by the closing date for applications.


Special Circumstances

The following groups of children will be given special consideration in their application for a particular school:

Children whose particular medical needs, mobility support needs, special educational needs or social circumstances are supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional stating hat the school is the only school which could cater for the child’s particular needs. The evidence must be presented at the time of application. The Local Education Officer will consider each case on its merits and determine the allocation of any such places by comparing the written evidence presented along with the capacity for the school to cater for the identified needs. In order to make an assessment of the case, reference will be made to local head teachers and other relevant professionals. Cases agreed under ‘special circumstances’ will take precedence over all

of the numbered criteria. Children of nomadic Travellers will be allocated a place at their catchment area school.


Admission to School

First admissions will be as follows: For admission into each school year Trowell C of E Primary will provide for admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday. Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to the school is deferred until later in the a school year or until the child reaches compulsory school age in that year. Parents may also request that their child attends part time until the child reaches compulsory school age. These admission arrangements constitute admission into school prior to compulsory school age and our policy is subject to parents’ statutory right to defer their child’s admission to compulsory school age.