School Admissions 2022/23

The deadline for applications to join the Reception class in September 2022 was:  15th January 2022

Any applications after this date are processed as late applications. Please contact us for more information. 

Applications for September 2023 admission to Reception must be made by 15 January 2023 and the application window will open in September 2022.

 To the right, you will find links to The Local Authority admissions web page to enable you to apply for a place at our school online. 

IN YEAR PLACE APPLICATIONS

Outside the annual window for applications for Reception places, parents can enquire about 'in-year' applications for other year groups at any time. 

Our Pupil Admissions Number (PAN) for each year group is 15, and where this number has already been reached the Governing Body will consider applications on a case-by-case basis and whether it is practical to exceed this. Generally, this will only be considered in KS2 classes. KS2 is not limited to classes of 30 pupils, whereas KS1 cannot exceed 30 by law, unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

As a Foundation School, our Governing Body are the Admissions Authority.

The Local Authority Admissions Department can indicate if a place may be available, but are not in a position to offer a place without prior agreement from the GB.

In practice this is delegated to the Headteacher, who will typically be able to inform you if a place can be offered at the time of your application.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PLACE AT FIR ENDS

We recommend that any application starts with a visit to the school. Please contact the office to arrange a suitable time for this visit. 

  • NURSERY applications can be completed as digital documents and emailed to SBM@fir-ends.cumbria.sch.uk or printed and completed by hand. Alternatively, contact the office - or just pop in - and we can give you a copy to complete onsite!
  • Note: To assist with planning appropriate staffing levels across the year, we are in the process of formalising the nursery applications process with an annual deadline in April of each year for guaranteed nursery places in the following academic year followed by an in-year application process based on availability of places. We advise parents to make an enquiry about nursery places as soon as possible, rather than waiting until their child turns three. 
  • RECEPTION starters should apply via the Local Authority systems, naming Fir Ends as their first choice. The closing date is January 15th 2021.
  • For 'In-year starters', parents should contact the school to find out if a place is available and arrange a visit. If there is a place available, an application via the local authority can usually be arranged within 2-3 working days.

 Below you can find our general admissions policy for the next academic intake year - 2022/23 - and the one for the following year.

APPLICATION LINKS AND FILES

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If you cannot complete the form online, a paper copy can be submitted by post or via the school office.