Applications for a place in Reception should be made through the local authority in which your child lives.
If you are a parent or carer and wish to apply for a place for your child you will need to complete a common application form available on www.worcestershire.gov.uk and return it to your local authority which in the majority of cases will be Worcestershire. Please list the school you are applying for in order of preference. Put your preferred school first.
Children are normally admitted in the September in the year in which they reach their fifth birthday without reference to colour, creed aptitude or ability. The Local Authority will admit children up to the Pupil Admissions Number which is presently 45 according to the criteria on their web site.
- When there are more applications than places, children are admitted in the order of priority according to Appendix A in the attendance policy
Nursery School Admissions
Our planned admission number for Nursery is 34 places for each session.
At Hollymount School children are offered a part time Nursery place, from the age of 2, for either morning or afternoon. The sessions are three hours long and funded by the Nursery Education Fund. Further hours may be purchased on a termly basis if places are available.
Application forms must be returned to the school office
Other Main School Admissions including In Year Admissions
Our planned admission number for each year group is 45
Hollymount School aims to educate every child holistically and follows the Code of Admissions where all places are allocated in an open and fair way.
We fulfil the government’s requirement to restrict Early Years and Key Stage 1 classes to a maximum of 23 and prefer to keep our numbers below this if possible.
Requests for admission to Reception made after the normal round of admissions, from 1 September, or for places in other Year Groups should be made directly to the Academy. Pupils can readily be admitted if there are fewer children in the year group than the Pupil Admissions Number. Where the year group is full a place may still be offered providing;
- there is an education, health and welfare plan in place
- the child is a ‘looked after’ child
- no other applicants (other than those prioritised through EHW and LAC) have been refused places in the same year group – wherever they live
- the child is living or moving into the school’s priority area (evidence will be required)
- the admission will not breach the class size limit for infants
- the school is willing.
Appeals timetable for children starting Hollymount School from September 2016 onwards
|16 April 2017||National Offer Day – parents informed of outcome of application|
|20 May 2017||Deadline by when appeals should have been lodged|
|6 June 2017 to 22 July 2017||Appeals heard for those lodged by deadline and where possible for late appeals|
|September 2017 onwards||Appeals heard for any appeals not heard before 22 July|
Appeals in relation to mid-year (in-year) transfer applications are required to be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.