Key Information

Admissions

Robert Shaw Primary School admits children using the Nottingham City Admission Arrangements. Children are admitted for full time education into the Early Years Foundation Stage classes, the September of the academic year in which they will become 5. There is a waiting list system for the Nursery; children’s names can be submitted to this list after they are 2 years old, to start after they are 3 years old. Nursery places are on a part-time basis, Morning and Afternoon sessions being available.

Please note: a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the main school.

Speak to the School office for application details.

Robert Shaw Primary School has a PAN (Published Admissions Number) of 60.

Applying for a place at Robert Shaw

For information on how to apply for a full time place in the Foundation year, visit http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/schooladmissions or contact Nottingham City Admission Department at Loxley House: Tel. 0115 9150763

Over-subscription criteria

In the event of over-subscription within any criterion listed below, preference will be given to applicants who live closest to the school, as measured in a straight line (i.e. as the crow flies) from a point at the school campus to a point at the pupil’s home, both identified by the Local Land and Property Gazetteer, (by a computerised geographical information system). Where two or more pupils are equal in all respects, and it is therefore not possible to differentiate between them, a method of random allocation by drawing lots will be used to allocate places.
Pupils who have a Statement of Special educational Need, where that school is named in the child’s statement will be admitted. In this event, the number of places that remain available for allocation will be reduced.

  1. Places will be allocated to pupils, who at the closing date for applications, live within the catchment area, whose parents have requested a place at the school and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school or the linked junior school or Individual Needs Centre.
  2. Places will then be allocated to other pupils who, at the closing date for applications, live within the catchment area and whose parents have requested a place at the school.
  3. Places will then be allocated to pupils who live outside the catchment area, whose parents have requested a place at the school and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school or the linked junior school or Individual Needs Centre.
  4. Places will then be allocated to other pupils who live outside the catchment area whose parents have requested a place at the school.
    The above criteria (1-4) will be overridden and priority given to pupils looked after by the local authority (Children in Public Care) as required by the Education (Admission of looked After Children) (England) Regulations 2006 and in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989 and who (a) are looked after at the time of an application for admission to a school is made and (b) in relation to whom the local authority has confirmed that the child will still be looked after at the time when the child will be admitted to the school.The above criteria (1-4) may be overridden and priority given to an applicant who can establish any of the following:

Pupils with Special Educational Needs that can only be met at a specific school (e.g. where the school is host to specialist provision)*
Children of travellers, pupils with exceptional medical, mobility, or social grounds that can only be met at a specific school*

*Applications in these categories must be supported by a statement in writing from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional. This is necessary because you will be asking the Authority to assess your child as having a stronger case than other children. Each case will be considered on its merits by the Corporate Director of Children’s Services (or his nominated representative) in consultation with the school concerned.

With the exception of pupils in Year 6, waiting lists will be maintained for all other year groups for community primary schools which are oversubscribed for the academic year until the summer half-term.

For admission purposes the local authority considers a sibling connection to relate to any of the following:

  • a brother or sister who share the same parents;
  • a half brother or sister, where two children share one common parent;
  • a step brother or sister, where two children are related by a parent’s marriage;
  • adopted or fostered children living in the same household under the terms of a Residence Order.
  • Where applications are received in respect of twins, triplets or children of other multiple births, the authority will endeavour to offer places in the same school, admitting above the planned admission number where necessary unless to do so would breach the Key Stage 1 class size limit. In these cases, the parent/carer will be asked which child(ren) should take up the place(s). The parent/carer will still have a right of appeal against a refusal of a place.
  • Any parent/carer whose child is refused a school place for which they have applied has the right of appeal to an independent appeals panel*. (Full details will be provided at the time of refusal).

*(Except, the parent/carer of a child who has been permanently excluded from two schools and where at least one of those exclusions took place after 1 September 1997. This applies to a twice excluded pupil for a period of two years beginning with the date the last exclusion took place).

Attendance at a particular nursery does not guarantee admission to the main school. Applications to the Main School must be made to the Local Authority.

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