Primary

Executive Headteacher: Ms M Williams.

Royds Hall Primary School Headteacher: Miss J Jenkinson

Luck Lane, Paddock, Huddersfield, HD3 4HA

Tel: 01484 463366

 

Beech Primary School Headteacher: Miss J Jenkinson

Beech Avenue, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4BE

Tel: 01484 463366

Email: office.roydshall@kirkleeseducation.uk     Website: www.roydshall.org

Royds Hall Community School is an all through trust school and offers primary and secondary education. As a trust school, the Governing Body of Royds Hall Community School is responsible for the admissions arrangements. The admissions policy for the key stage 1-2 (ie primary) phase for the all through school is detailed below. 

Admissions policy for the key stage 1-2 (primary_ phase of Royds Hall Community School;

‘Royds Hall Primary School’ at Luck Lane, Paddock

‘Beech Primary School’ at Beech Avenue, Golcar

For admissions purposes, the two sites are treated as separate schools and therefore applicants should name the site that is preferred. You may apply for both sites if you wish: if you choose to do so then you must name them as two of your preferences.

The over subscription criteria for ‘Royds Hall Primary School’ at Luck Lane, Paddock

(The first group pf primary aged children at ‘Royds Hall Primary School’ were admitted into the reception year group in September 2014. Tear groups 1 to 6 will be built up year on year, as pupils progress through the school. For the academic year 2016/17 there will be 3 Year groups; Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.)

The number of places in the Reception class for the 2016/17 school year will be 60.

There will be no places available in Years 3 to 6 in 2016/17.

If there are fewer applicants than there are places available, everyone who applies will be offered a place.

If there are more applicants than there are places available, children will be offered places in the following priority order:

1)      Children in public care (looked after children) and children who were previously looked after.

2)      Children who have a brother or sister (sibling) attending Royds Hall Community School (primary or secondary phase) from the same address at the date of admission. (This does not include siblings at Beech Primary School – part of Royds Hall Community School).

3)      Children living nearest to the school (measured in a straight line).

The school will admit children with Statements of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plans where the school is named on the statement/plan.

The over subscription criteria for ‘Beech Primary School’ at Beech Avenue, Golcar

The number of places in Reception class for the 2016/17 school year will be 30.

If there are fewer applicants than there are places available, everyone who applies will be offered a place.

If there are more applicants than there are places available, children will be offered places in the following priority order:

1)      Children in public care (looked after children) and children who were previously looked after.

2)      Children who live in the school’s Priority Admission Area (PAA) who have a brother or sister attending from the same address at the date of admission (the sibling rule);

3)      Children who live in the school’s PAA.

4)      Children who live outside the school’s PAA who have a brother or sister attending Beech Primary School from the same address at the date of admission (the sibling rule);

5)      Children who live outside the school’s PAA.

The school will admit children with Statements of Special Educational Needs or Education Health and Care Plans where the school is named on the statement/plan.

An ‘all through school offers places for children from Reception, and, once a child is on roll a separate  application is not needed to transfer at high school stage if you would like your child to remain at the school and continue to the secondary phase of the school the child is guaranteed a place.  However, it is important to note that children who secure a Year 6 place after 1st January cannot be guaranteed a secondary phase place as this is after the deadline has passed for coordinating applications and you will need to contact Kirklees Admissions.

Therefore, a child with a place in the primary phase of Royds Hall Community School will have a guaranteed place in the secondary phase of the school, through to age 16 the end of Year 11.

Parents can exercise their rights to apply for other schools at the normal transfer age of 11 and at any time. Parents of children at the other primary schools can apply for a place at age 11, in the secondary phase of the all through school in the normal way. Please refer to the Secondary Guide for parents for details.

Notes:

a)      The definition of a ‘looked after child’ is a person under the age of 18 who is provided with accommodation by a local authority, acting in its social services capacity, for a continuous period of more than 24 hours, by agreement with the parents or in accordance with section 22 of the Children’s Act 1989. Previously looked after refers to those children who immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption order, (under section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002), residence order (under section 8 of the Children Act 1989), or specialist guardianship order (under Section 14A of the Children Act 1989). Children looked after under an agreed series of short term placements (respite care) are excluded.

b)      Children in priority 1 above may be admitted above the PAN.

c)       The term ‘sibling’ is defined as: a full or half-brother or sister, a step-brother or sister, an adoptive brother or sister, the children of parents living together in the same family household. Step-brother, step-sister, half-brother and half-sister are defined as children who belong to only one parent living in the same family household. The Governing Body will, as far as possible, admit twins, triplets or children from other multiple births as long as they comply with the infant class size regulations.

d)      If the Governing Body cannot agree to requests for admission in any of the priorities above without exceeding the PAN, priority will be given up to the PAN to children living nearest the school.

e)      Distance is measured in a straight line from a child’s home address to school. Measurements are calculated using six-figure national grid coordinates taken from the National Land and Property Gazetteer. The grid reference refers to a point that falls within the permanent building structure corresponding to the address. The boundary of the building structure for the address is from Ordnance Survey’s MasterMap. For smaller, residential properties the grid reference marks a point near the centre of the building. For larger properties, like schools with, for example, multiple buildings and large grounds, the grid reference relates to a point inside the main addressable building structure. The distance calculated is accurate to within 1 metre.

f)       ‘Live’ means the child’s permanent home at the date when applications close or, if a significant house move is involved, the latest reasonable date before the allocation of places.

g)      Where a child’s parents live at different addresses and the child spends time at each address the Governing Body will consider the following when deciding on which address will be used for admissions purposes: – the amount of time spent at each address, which parent had parental responsibility for the child, who receives the child benefit for the child, where the child is registered for medical and dental care, any residency or custody orders mad by the courts. The Governing Body will ask for documentary evidence to support information given about the above points.

h)      Children with statements of Special Educational Needs are admitted to the school separately from the general admission policies published. 

Late Applications – Applications received after the appropriate closing date will be regarded as late unless we feel there are significant and exceptional reasons for the lateness. Proof of special circumstances will be required. Late applications are not considered until all on-time applicants have been allocated places. Forms submitted after the closing date due to a significant house move will be regarded as on-time if documentary evidence is provided to confirm the move is permanent and not easily reversible and the allocation process has not begun.

Waiting lists – The Governing Body will use the oversubscription criteria to rank unsuccessful applicants in a waiting list. The waiting lists will be held in admission criteria order.

In-year admissions – To apply for a place after the first school day in September, parents should contact the school directly.