Admissions

Admissions

Please note that all admissions are processed by RMBC. Links to their applications and more information can be found on this page.

Our published admission number is 45.

If you would like to contact the school regarding any admission queries please email:office@ashwoodprimary.org.

Admissions Forms
All parents have the right under law to express a preference for a particular school for their child. A Local Education Authority Preference Form will need to be completed whether you prefer your child to attend the catchment area school or an alternative.

The LA has a one term entry policy into Foundation Two (F2) in September.

A preference form will need to be completed whether you prefer your child to attend the catchment area school or an alternative school.

If you wish to apply for a place at a county school in Rotherham you will need to complete the appropriate form and return it to:

School Admissions Team
Riverside House
Main Street
Rotherham
S60 1AE

 

In-Year Applications

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the normal admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. The Local Authority will, in so far as is possible, coordinate all in-year transfers for all voluntary aided schools and academies in Rotherham in 2022/23.

Parents should complete a common application form (Transfers) which can be obtained by contacting the School Admissions Team on 01709 823777.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the Admissions to Primary School Booklet, will be applied.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing, and you have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.

 

Foundation Stage 2

All children enter the Foundation Stage 2 class in the September of the school year in which they have their fifth birthday.  Before children can be admitted to the school a preference form must be submitted to the LA.  A birth certificate should be presented prior to starting full-time education.

All parents wishing to visit the school before applying for admission for their child are more than welcome to do so.  Please contact the school office and a member of staff will be happy to take time to show you around, discuss the school and answer any questions that you may have.

Arrangements For The Admission of Children With Disabilities

At Brinsworth Whitehill Primary School, the admission of children with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non disabled children.  Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility and the school would work with parents/carers and other agencies involved to ensure that appropriate provision could be provided.  It is the school policy to accommodate children with disabilities should parents wish and individual needs are planned for to prevent any children with disabilities being treated less favourably than other children. Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all children.

Education does not only happen during lessons and during the school day.  Our teaching staff strive to provide a range of extra-curricular activities which are open to all students.

Subject to risk assessment, we ensure that all our students but particularly those with SEND are included in the activities available, accepting that sometimes this will mean additional arrangements to allow them to take part in activities.  For example, sometimes one-to-one support on trips may be provided , depending on the level of need.

Where specific access arrangements need to be made, we involve parents/carers by:

  • discussing support and risk control measures with parents/carers;
  • taking advice from the place to be visited in terms of their facilities and accessibility.

Existing facilities provided to assist access to the school by children with disabilities:

  • Wheelchair access onto school grounds via the entrance.
  • Car park has disabled access.
  • Disabled parking space
  • Wheelchair access into the school.
  • Carpeted classrooms to aid hearing impaired children’s learning.
  • Exterior lighting to improve evening access.
  • Routes to the main entrance are clearly signed and free from obstructions
  • Disabled toilet
  • Adjustable changing bed
  • No steps – the whole school is accessible