Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Admissions and Prospectus

Our reputation is excellent in the local area and beyond, with Kentmere Academy and Nursery being an increasingly popular choice.

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.

Prospectus

Prospectus

Our prospectus will provide you with summary information on key aspects of the school.  This, together with the information on the website will hopefully answer any questions you might have. 

Prospectus

Admissions

Admissions

Starting Reception Class – 2022/23

In order to apply to Kentmere Academy and Nursery you must apply online by completing an online application via: Rochdale Borough Council - Apply for a Primary School Place.

For 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:

Kentmere Academy and Nursery has a published admission number (PAN) of 45 pupils.

The following criteria will be applied to determine which pupils have priority for admission: CHILDREN WITH an EDUCATION, HEALTH and CARE PLAN (EHCP). Where pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that names Kentmere Academy, the Governing Body has a statutory duty to admit those pupils. This means that children with an EDUCATION, HEALTH and CARE PLAN (EHCP) which names Kentmere Academy will be allocated a place before any other places are allocated:-

1. Children in care to a Local Authority (Looked after Children)
2. Children with exceptional medical needs or exceptional welfare considerations which are
directly relevant to the school concerned.
3. Children with an older sibling attending the school at the time of admission.
4. Children eligible for the service premium.
5. Children of staff and governors at the school.
6. Children attending Kentmere Academy
7. Proximity and ease of access - where you live.

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.

To apply to the Nursery, complete and return this form to the School Office.

Policies

Policies

For more information on our 2021/22 Admissions Policy, please click the link here
For more information on our 2022/23 Admissions Policy, please click the link here
For more information on our 2023/24 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

School Admissions / Early Help and Schools
Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU

 

Waiting List

Waiting List

Waiting List Protocol
Thank you for considering Kentmere Academy as your preferred school.

My child has not been allocated a place in reception.
If your child has not been allocated a reception place, parents should fill out a waiting list application.  This will then be kept on file to be considered should a place become available.  At any point, you can contact the school to have the request withdrawn.

I would like my child to attend Kentmere but there are no places available:
If you wish to be considered for available places in the future, parents must fill out a waiting list application.  The school will contact parents if a place can be offered.  At the start of each academic year the school will contact parents to confirm that you wish to stay on the waiting list.

How are places allocated from the waiting list:
When a place becomes available, the school will apply its oversubscription criteria as set out in the admission policy.  Parents will then be contacted to confirm the acceptance of the place.  If your child is currently in another school, you will need to complete an ‘in year transfer form’ and have it signed by the current school’s headteacher.  Once we receive this we will begin the process of admitting your child.

If you have any further questions please contact the school office.

PLEASE NOTE: Your child’s details will be held on the waiting list until the end of the school year. An email or text will be sent during July each year asking if you wish to remain on the waiting list. If we do not get a response, your child’s details will be removed from the waiting list.
It is important that your contact details are kept up to date so that we can contact you should a place become available. Please contact school if your circumstances or contact details change.

Appeals

Appeals

Below are the steps for appealing a decision for entry.

Admissions Timetable
Appeals Timetable

If your appeal is received on time then it will be heard within the dates outlined above.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or within 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appeals for in-year transfers will continue to be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal.

You will be sent notification of your appeal hearing along with a copy of the school’s case at least 10 school days in advance of the hearing.

If you wish to submit further evidence that was not included with your initial appeal, you must ensure that we receive it at least 5 working days before the hearing date. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
Badge School Status
School Games 19/20
Nace 2021-2024
Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Headteacher - Mrs Nicola Howard

Contact Details

Kentmere Academy
Kentmere Avenue
Smallbridge
Rochdale OL12 9EE

Reception 01706 647 533

Email
Office@kentmereacademy.co.uk

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