Admissions: Two Holden Lane Primary pupils writing in a lesson

Admissions

There are two Admissions processes, Normal Round and In-Year.

The Normal Round process is used by families making applications for Nursery or Reception places each September.  This is a National process and therefore is part of the Co-ordinated Admissions scheme.  Applications can be made on-line or via a paper application, all of which are handled by the Local Authority in which parents/carers live.  If you wish to apply via a paper application, this can be obtained from the school office.  The completed form will then be forwarded to the relevant Local Authority admissions department on your behalf.

The In-Year process is used by parents/carers who wish to make an application for Nursery or Reception places at any other time of the year.  These applications are to be made directly through the school.

Each year, the school has to determine (agree) its admissions arrangements.  Our school follows the Stoke-on-Trent Local Authority Admissions arrangements.

Information about our determined arrangements and the criteria for the 2016/2017 academic year can be found here:
Academic Year 2016/2017
These arrangements are here for families wishing to make an In-Year application, or if unsuccessful, an appeal for a place in the current Reception class and above.

Admissions information for academic year September 2017-2018 can be found by clicking the link below:
Admissions September 2017/2018
These are here for families wishing to make an appeal for a place in the Reception class which starts in September 2017.

Applications for Nursery or Reception places for September 2018, as part of the Co-ordinated Admissions scheme, are not yet open.  Applications through this process begin in September 2017, but details are here so that families can begin to think about the schools they might like to apply for.  Admissions information for the academic year September 2018-2019 can be found by clicking the link below, scrolling towards the bottom of the page (Policies and Protocols) and clicking on ‘Admission Arrangements 2018-2019’:
Admissions Information 2018/2019

Primary School Prospectus’
Prospectus’ giving details of every primary school in the city are also available.  These can be found by clicking the link below, scrolling towards the bottom of the page (Our Prospectuses) and clicking on ‘our 2017-18 Primary School Prospectus’
2017/2018 Primary School Prospectus’