Kentmere Academy

Admissions

In order to apply to Kentmere Academy and Nursery you must fill in a Rochdale Education Authority application form.
Application forms for admission to primary school are available from Rochdale Education Authority (these are automatically given to parents of children attending the nursery), they should be completed and returned to school who subsequently pass these to the LEA for consideration.

For forms, more information on the admissions process or to make a complaint, please use the Rochdale Borough Council website.

Places in primary schools are allocated by the admission authority up to the school admission limit using the following priority order:

1. A child that is in care to the Local Authority.
2. Medical/Psychological (Supporting information must be provided).
3. A sibling is already at the school.
4. Your proximity and ease of access to the school.

Parents are warmly invited to visit the school by appointment to help them in choosing a place for their child.
You will be invited to tour the school and see the curriculum in action. The Headteacher and other members of staff will be available to answer any questions and you will have the opportunity to tell us more about your child. This helps us to ensure your child settles into their new school. We encourage you to visit the school before choosing a place for your child.

Waiting lists.

Kentmere Academy will operate a waiting list for each year group. Where in any year the academy receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the first term. This will be maintained by the Wardle Trust and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the list following an unsuccessful application.

Childrens’ position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. The waiting list will be reordered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria whenever anyone is added to or leaves the waiting list.

The following criteria will be considered in cases of oversubscription:

1. A child that is in care to the Local Authority.
2. Medical/Psychological (Supporting information must be provided).
3. A sibling is already at the school.
4. Your proximity and ease of access to the school.

For more information on our Admissions policy please click the link here.

If you are unhappy with our application process you can make an objection to the ‘Office of the Schools Adjudicator’

If you require more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly or you can contact Rochdale Council via the details below:

school.admissions@rochdale.gov.uk
01706 925982

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