KIPPAX GREENFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Our School has adopted the Education Leeds Admissions Policy which is summarised as follows: -
Parents are legally required to have their child educated from the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. However, in Leeds, children may start school at the beginning of the academic year in which they reach their fifth birthday.
We intake our Reception pupils just once per year, in September.
The school preferencing system form will be available from September each year. Forms can be made available from your local primary school and they must be completed a full academic year in advance of your child starting in Class Reception. They must be returned to our school or the Admissions Unit by the end of October. There is also the opportunity to preference on line. The benefits of working on line is that that the process is quick and easy. It can be done at home, the application can be amended anytime up to the deadline, there is email confirmation that the email has been received and parents can log on for the result on 1st March rather than waiting for the post. All places are allocated on the basis of the school's admission number. Our admission number is 30 per year group.
Criteria for admission
1. Children who are statemented and whose statement names a placement at a particular resourced school or unit.
2. Children wishing to join older brothers or sisters who attend the chosen school at the time the younger child enters.
3. Children whose parents have professed first preference.
These requests are processed as follows: -
The current policy, where a school has more applications than places available, allocates those places on a straight line distance measured from the child's home and will give priority to those children who show a preference for the nearest Leeds school to their home address. For admission purposes the child's home address must be given, not the address of a carer or childminder.
Before allocating the places on distance, Education Leeds will allocate places at the school to those children who already have a brother or sister already attending the school.
The rate of success at primary appeals is lower than secondary due to the government's legislation, which makes it difficult for class sizes to exceed 30.
KIPPAX GREENFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL
LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE CURRICULUM AND RELATED MATTERS
In the event of any parent not being satisfied with the school curriculum it is hoped that they will first discuss the matter informally with the Headteacher. If, however, a matter cannot be settled in this manner there are arrangements for the more formal approach i.e. a formal complaint to the Governing Body or Education Leeds as appropriate.
Stages in Education Leeds Documentation
Curriculum matters (including R.E.) for which the school is responsible.
The school will make every effort to handle the complaint informally before referring it to the Governing Body. The Governing Body will consider the complaint. The Governing Body will acknowledge the complaint with a copy to Education Leeds for investigation and consideration. If dissatisfied with the outcome the complainant may make a formal complaint to Education Leeds. The Senior Director of policy and co-ordination will investigate the complaint and bring it to the complaints panel.
The complainant will be informed of the outcome and advised on further recourse if appropriate.
Curriculum matters for which the Education Leeds is responsible.
Education Leeds will make every effort to handle the complaint informally before it is referred to the Senior Director of Policy and Co-ordination for formal investigation and consideration by the complaints panel.
The complainant will be informed of the outcome and advised on further recourse if appropriate. Persons involved in formal complaints are referred to the approved Leeds document, which is available at school.
Complaints about individual staff do not fall under these procedures.