“When we were making the decision to move school, I think you always question as a parent if you are doing the right thing – but we definitely have” – Year 4 parent
If you are interested in your child attending our school we warmly welcome you to come and have a look around and see the school in action so you can make an informed decision. Please contact Miss Wright on 01759 302224 to make arrangements to visit.
Between 24th November 2021 and 10th January 2022, Melbourne Primary School and Pocklington Junior School are undertaking a consultation on the admission arrangements for the 2023-24 academic year. All academies are required to undertake this process every seven years. Neither school has sought to amend the original admissions policy. Details of the draft documents can be viewed on the Trust website at: www.wlp.education/about/policies
During this period, we are interested in the views of any residents, parents/carers or other interested parties, and would ask that views from those outside the immediate school community be expressed via email to the Trust Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for receiving emails will be 7th January 2022.
Following a period of consultation, the admission arrangements will be considered alongside any responses by the Trustees on 17th February 2022 to meet the government’s determination deadline of 28 February 2022.
If you have any further questions on the consultation, please respond to the email address included in this communication.
In Year Applications
Parent/carers wishing to apply for a school place at the school should contact their ‘home’ local authority to seek advice on in-year school admissions and how to make an application.
Pocklington Junior School participates in the local co-ordination of admissions applications and Fair Access Protocol. Pocklington Junior School has requested that for the 2021/22 school year, that the East Riding of Yorkshire School Admissions team co-ordinate in-year admission requests on behalf of the governing body/academy trust as the admission authority for the school. All applications should be made to the East Riding of Yorkshire School Admissions team who can be contacted at email@example.com or by calling 01482 392100.
Information on school admissions, including the East Riding Co-ordinated In-Year Admissions Scheme and application form/process can be found at https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/learning/schools-colleges-and-academies/schools-and-school-places/school-admissions-and-catchment-finder/school-places-and-admissions/.
Residents of other local authority areas should contact their ‘home’ local authority in the first instance to make an application. Where the school place applied for is to start immediately, parent/carers who apply for an in-year school place will receive notification of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of the date the application is received by the East Riding School Admissions team. Applications made in advance to start at a later date may not receive notification until 15 school days of the date those applications are considered. All parent/carers refused a place through the in-year admissions process retain the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel should they request one. Further advice on the appeal process will be contained in the refusal letter where applicable.
We currently have 270 pupils on roll. We believe we can meet the needs of the overwhelming majority of applicants to our school and have particular strengths in supporting children who are classified as Looked After Children or Post-Looked After Children, as well as children with Special Educational Needs thanks to our robust support and development systems in school. We will do everything we can to support your child and make sure they thrive while they are with us.
We are also particularly well equipped to smoothly manage transition to our school. Due to every child having to transition to us in Year 3 we have a well-practised process which we use to support children joining us in other year groups or mid-way through the school year. This is particularly relevant due to the number of new houses in the area and families moving mid-year. Here’s what some of our most recent arrivals say:
“We’re so glad we moved him here – he’s doing so much better. The teaching is great!” – Year 4 parent
“I can’t believe the amount of work and progress in ten weeks!” – Year 5 parent
“He is so much happier here – he had been at a standstill with his learning for years. Already he has made big progress” – Year 6 parent.
Our admission policy for the 2021-22 school year was determined on 3 February 2020. Any person or body can object to the admission arrangements, where they provide their name and address, by writing to the school adjudicator, with some exceptions (see School Admissions Code). All objections must be received by the adjudicator on or before 15 May 2020, at:
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator
Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG
Tel: 0870 0012468 Fax: 01325 391313