Statutory regulations state that, legally, parents do not have to send their children to school until the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday. The revised school admission code (Feb 2010) requires all primary schools to provide for the admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday.
However, parents can request either that their child attends part time until the child reaches compulsory school age, or that they defer their child’s entry until later in the school year. Where entry is deferred, schools must hold the place for that child within the academic year for which the admission application has been made.
Applications for places at Hemingbrough School should be made via North Yorkshire County Council, although it can be helpful for our forward planning if parents can notify the school of their intention to apply for a place as early as possible. Places are allocated by NYCC.
Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school by arrangement with the headteacher. The general organisation of the school, curriculum and teaching methods can be discussed at this time.
Transition to Secondary School
Children are invited to visit their Secondary school before starting there. This is in the form of a full day spent at their new school during their final term here.