Admissions

Admissions

Applying for a school place in Kirklees

To download Kirklees’ guide to admission to primary school please click here.

To see the admission area map for Linthwaite Clough J & I School please click here.

Applications for a school place are online only. This applies to all normal round applications for places.

When to apply:

  • If your child is starting primary school (Reception) in September 2020, you must apply online between 1 September 2019 and 15 January 2020 (applies for children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016).
  • If your child is starting junior or middle school in September 2019, you must apply online between 1 September 2019 and 15 January 2020.
  • If your child is starting secondary school in September 2020, you must apply online between 1 September 2019 and 31 October 2019.

You can apply here (external link)

  • You will need a valid email address.
  • Child’s name and date of birth are required.

For more information on Kirklees’ admission procedures please click here.

 

Kirklees admission criteria

If there are fewer applicants than there are places available, everyone who applies will be offered a place. When there are more applicants than there are places available there has to be a way of deciding which children are offered places. This is done by having admission criteria, also known as oversubscription criteria, which are considered in order. The Kirklees admission criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools are:

  1. children in public care (looked after children) or a child who was 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 from the same address at the date of admission (the sibling rule);
  5. children who live outside the school’s PAA.

Community and voluntary controlled schools will admit children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan where the school is named on the statement/plan.

 

Applying for a Nursery place

Linthwaite Clough Nursery admissions criteria policy will include children from Scapegoat Hill priority area and siblings of current pupils at the school. Forms are available at the school office – for further information contact Victoria Bentley at Linthwaite Clough School.

Sessions are:
8.45 – 11.45 5 days
12.30 – 3.30 5 days
8.45 – 3.30 Mon/Tues + 8.45 – 11.45 Weds
8.45 – 3.30 Thurs/Fri + 12.30 – 3.30 Weds

We follow the LA guidelines and arrange our admissions list according to the following criteria –
LAC, addition need, special circumstances – DOB
Siblings already attending the settings – DOB
Distance of the home to either setting – DOB