School Admissions 2021/22
The deadline for applications to join the Reception class in September 2021 was: 15th January 2021
Any applications after this date are processed as late applications. Please contact us for more information.
To the right, you will find links to relevant information and documents to enable you to apply for a place at our school.
Our Pupil Admissions Number (PAN) for each year group is 15, and where this number has already been reached, the Governing Body Admissions Panel 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, as they are not limited to 30 pupils, as KS1 is.
As a Foundation School, our Governing Body are the Admissions Authority.
Whilst the Local Authority Admissions Department can indicate if a place may be available, they 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.
HOW TO APPLY
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: we are in the process of formalising nursery applications with an annual deadline followed by in-year applications. This is planned to begin from April 2021.
- 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. If there is, a form is submitted to the LA, stating that a place has already been offered.
Below you can read our general admissions policy for the current academic year.