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STARTING SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2025:

VISIT OUR TRUST SITE WONDER LEARNING PARTNERSHIP FOR FULL DETAILS AND POLICIES: DETERMINED ADMISSIONS POLICIES FOR 2025-2026

Starting School in September 2024

For applications to start a junior school for the first time in September 2024, appeal forms should be submitted by parent/carers by 26th April 2024 and appeals are planned to be held between Wednesday 15th May and Friday 28th June.

How can I make a school admission appeal?

Applicants refused a place at a school for their child normally have the right to appeal against the decision to refuse admission. To make an appeal you will need to complete an appeal form which can be obtained from the School Admissions Team.

Appeals must only be submitted by someone who has full parental responsibility for the child concerned. You should complete the appeal form, setting out clearly why you want your child to go to the particular school you want. For your appeal to be successful you will have to show why your child should have to go to that particular school and not to any other school.

Applicants refused a place at a school for their child will be given the right to appeal. Appeals will be heard by independent admission appeal panels.

Further information about admission appeals can be obtained from the School Admissions Team.

To contact the School Admissions team:

Tel: (01482) 392100 or
Email: schooladmissions@eastriding.gov.uk

Admissions Arrangements for the 2024-25 School Year 

The Trust Board of the Wolds Learning Partnership determined the Admission Arrangements for the 2024-2025 school year on 23 February 2023 for Pocklington Junior School.

Pocklington Junior School Admissions Policy 24-25 Determined Variation

The Trust Board formally approved the following documents and approved the following admission numbers for the following schools:

Pocklington Junior School : 80 places

“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 undertook 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 office@wlp.education.  The deadline for receiving emails was 7th January 2022.

Following a period of consultation, the admission arrangements were 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.

School Admissions – Local Authority Guide

There are two different types of admissions – those to start school at the ‘normal’ time for the start of the Year 3, and those for places in other year groups or at any other time – these are called ‘in-year’ applications for school places. In-year applications are made for example when a child is already attending one school and the parent/carers wish to move their child from one school to another, and when a family moves to a different area and needs a new school place for their child(ren).

Whilst the admission authority for our school is the academy trust, admissions applications are co-ordinated by the Local Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

If you would like to visit the school when considering making an application, please call 01759 302224 to arrange a visit.

How do I apply for a ‘normal’ school place for my child?

Applications to start our school for the first time, for the start of Year 3 should be made direct to the Local Authority in which you live by the deadline for applications. Late applications will be considered after those submitted by the deadline, often when there are no places available so it is important that you apply on-time. If you live in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area, then you can find more information about ‘normal’ admissions processes, deadlines, details of the appeal process and other information at www.eastriding.gov.uk/apply-for-a-school-place.  If you live outside the East Riding, you should apply to your ‘home’ Local Authority and not East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

There is no supplementary information form when applying for a place at our school.

How do I apply for an ‘in-year’ school place for my child?

Although we are an academy, and the admissions authority for the school is the academy trust we have formally requested that applications for school places are made through the local authority’s co-ordinated admissions scheme for in-year applications. Applications to start our school in-year should be made direct to the Local Authority no earlier than one term before the place is required, and it is recommended that you apply no later than a period of twenty school days, that is four weeks in term time, before you wish for the place to be available for your child. Applications are considered in the order that they have been received, for example if there is one space available in a year group, the parent/carer who applied for their place first will likely be allocated the place for their child. Proof of residence may be required before places can be allocated, and the school fully adheres to the East Riding Fair Access Protocol. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as is possible, though this is commonly ten school days after an application has been received, but may be later in certain circumstances.

If you live in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area, then you can find more information about ‘in-year’ admissions processes, and details of the co-ordinated admissions scheme at www.eastriding.gov.uk/school-admissions where you can also find and download an application form along with details of how to appeal for a school place where you have been refused. If you live outside the East Riding, you should apply to your ‘home’ Local Authority and not East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

There is no supplementary information form when applying for a place at our school.

Who makes decisions on school admissions applications?

As we are an academy, the admissions authority for the school is the academy trust. It is the admission authority, and not the Local Authority who determines whether there is an available place based upon the capacity of the class/year group and the number of pupils already on roll.

Who should I contact with queries on school admissions?

You can contact the East Riding School Admissions Team by email at schooladmissions@eastriding.gov.uk, by writing to School Admissions Team, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA. You can also call 01482 392100 in school hours.

Pocklington Junior School participates in the local co-ordination of admissions applications and Fair Access Protocol.  Pocklington Junior School has requested that for the 2022/23 school year, that the East Riding of Yorkshire School Admissions team co-ordinate in-year admission requests on behalf of the 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 schooladmissions@eastriding.gov.uk  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/.

Pocklington Junior School Catchment Map

East Riding Admissions

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.