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Garway Primary School

Admissions Arrangements

We are an inclusive school, welcoming children from all backgrounds and abilities.

All applications will be treated on merit, and in a sensitive manner.  A child’s level of ability is irrelevant to this school’s admissions policy.

The only restriction we place on entry is that of number.  If the number of children applying for entry exceeds the places available, we adopt the procedure set out by the Admissions Authority to determine whether a child is to be accepted or not.  

How parents and carers can apply for their child to be admitted to our school

The Admissions Authority for our school is Herefordshire Council, our Local Authority (LA), which publishes its ‘Information for Parents’ document every year.  Parents and carers can receive a copy of these regulations directly from the LA.

The LA’s annual ‘Information for Parents’ document informs parents and carers how to apply for a place at the school of their choice.  Parents and carers have a right to express their preference, but this does not, in itself, guarantee a place at that particular school. Application should be made online to the LA by the date stipulated online.  

Primary school admissions – Herefordshire Council

If you need help with making an application or have any questions relating to reception class admissions please contact:

Herefordshire Council Guidance on the admission of summer born children

Herefordshire Council Schools Admissions Policy 

Oversubscription Criteria 2023

IAPLAC priority information for admission authorities

Admission Date: Children enter school at the start of the academic year in which they become five.  There is one admission date per year, early in September (i.e. when the autumn term begins).  Therefore, parents and carers who would like their child to be admitted to this school during the year their child is five should ensure that they return the necessary application form by the date given by the LA.

Pupil Admission Number (PAN) :The ‘Pupil Admission Number’ is the number of children the LA considers the school can accommodate.  The PAN for our school is 105, This means, under normal circumstances, we have up to 15 places available in each year group. We keep this number under review, and the governors will apply to change the number if circumstances change.

Admission appeals: If parents and carers wish to appeal against a decision to refuse entry, they can do so by applying to the LA.  An independent panel considers all such appeals, and its decision is binding for all parties concerned.  If the appeals panel decides that we should admit a child who had been refused a place, then we will accept this decision and continue to do all we can to provide the best education for all the children at our school. (Further details of appeal arrangements can be found at  Herefordshire Primary Schools Appeal and at the GOV.UK website).

In Year Transfer  -  applying for a place in our school due to changing schools within the school year.

If you wish to transfer your child between schools please follow the following links for guidance on choosing your school and how to apply using the relevant In Year Transfer forms: Primary school admissions – Herefordshire Council