Admissions

School Information: Admission details and procedures

Visiting the School

Parents who are interested in obtaining a place at Badgerbrook Primary School for their children are encouraged to make an appointment to visit the school. This will provide an opportunity to see the school at work, meet staff and to ask any questions about the school. Children are welcome to accompany parents on these visits.

(Unfortunately visits to the school may not possible due coronavirus restrictions – please see our New Starter page for a virtual tour and contact the school office for the current situation 0116 2752353)

Admission Arrangements

The arrangements for admission to Badgerbrook Primary School are managed by the Allocations Department of Leicestershire County Council. For full details please visit their website,  contact Allocations Department on 0116 3056684 or email admissions@leics.gov.uk

Leicestershire County Council Admissions policies

Please read the ‘Your Guide to Education’ and the relevant Admission policy before applying for your child’s school place

The policies for school admissions to Local Authority Schools, including Badgerbrook can be found by following this link:  https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools-colleges-and-academies/school-admissions/school-policies

or by following the links at the bottom of this page (to help you find the information you need, please follow the links for the year that is relevant to when your child will start or move school)

Catchment Area

The catchment area of the school is a geographical area, its boundaries decided upon by the County Council. Links to Primary and Secondary School Catchments and General School Information for Entry from 2022 can be found by following this link:

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2021/2/9/Maintained-schools-catchment-and-general-info-for-2022.pdf

The catchment area for Badgerbrook changed for admission to school from August 2021:

School Catchment Map: Badgerbrook Primary School (created 15.5.2021)

We have also included the maps used in the consultation on the boundary changes which only show the line of the boundary and not the newly built houses:

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If you live in the area affected by these changes or are looking to move into the area please contact the Allocations Department to check if your address is included.  It is best not to rely on the information provided by local estate agents or builders as their information may not be up to date.

Applications from out-of-catchment families will be considered by the Local Authority following the criteria in their admissions policy.

Admission Number

This number is set by the Local Authority and applies a limit to each year group. This figure is calculated on the amount of available floor space and other criteria. The Admission Number at Badgerbrook is currently 60.

Applying for a place

Parents should apply on-line at the Allocations Department by the published deadline. An application should be submitted whether you live in or out of the Badgerbrook catchment area (see above).

The Allocations Department will issue letters allocating places (in and out of catchment) according to the criteria laid down in the Local Authority policy and the Planned Admission Number for Badgerbrook (see above). Further information can be found on the Leicestershire County Council website. Proof of residence may be required.

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools-colleges-and-academies/school-admissions

The school will then send out registration forms and other information relating to admission to school. Parents will be asked to provide the school with details about their child, including emergency contact numbers, and a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

First-time Admissions to the School

Badgerbrook has a 4+ unit (Foundation Stage). Children whose fifth birthday falls between 1st September and the following 31st August (inclusive) are admitted at the beginning of the Autumn Term following their 4th birthday ie there is only one intake for the whole year.

Children are admitted to the 4+ classes on a full-time basis but there is a short induction period on a part-time basis. During the term prior to admission, children will be invited to make visits to the school to meet their teacher and to get to know the building. Parents will be invited to an information evening and the Early Years teachers will liaise with relevant play groups or nurseries.

You can find out more information about starting school in Foundation Stage on our  New Starter page

Mid-Term Starters

Applications for mid-year places are subject to our Planned Admission Number for each year group and should be made via the Allocations Department of Leicestershire County Council.

Appeals

If your child has been refused a place in the school you have the right to appeal against this decision. Details are available on the County council website: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/appeal a school place

Policies 1

Leicestershire County Council Admissions Policies:

For  first time admissions in Autumn 2021 and mid-term transfer from Autumn 2021 to Summer 2022: 

Admissions to Mainstream Schools (Community & Voluntary Controlled) Policy & procedures

(Affecting First Time Admissions, Infant-Junior and Secondary transfers for entry Autumn 2021 and mid-term transfers from Autumn 2021 onwards):

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2021/7/8/LCC-Admissions-Policy-2021-22.pdf

Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for First Time Admission to Infant and Primary schools, and Infant to Junior Transfers – entry September 2021:

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2020/2/10/Co-ordinated-admission-scheme-primary-entry-2021.pdf

Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for Mid-Term Transfers 2021:

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2020/2/10/Co-ordinated-admission-scheme-mid-term-transfer-entry-2021-2022.pdf

 

Policies 2

For first time admissions in Autumn 2022 and mid term transfers from Autumn 2022 to Summer 2023:

Admissions to Mainstream Schools (Community & Voluntary Controlled) Policy and Procedures

(affecting First Time Admissions, Infant-Junior and Secondary Transfers for entry Autumn 2022 and mid-term transfers from Autumn 2022 onwards).

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2021/7/8/LCC-Admissions-Policy-2022-23.pdf

Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for First Time Admission to Infant and Primary Schools and Infant to Junior Transfers for entry September 2022

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2021/2/9/Coordinated-admission-scheme-primary-entry-2022.pdf

C0-ordinated Admission Scheme for Mid-Term Transfers 2022

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2021/2/9/Coordinated-admission-scheme-mid-transfer-entry-2022.pdf