THE ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL

Learning Together For The Future

Introduction

ADMISSION APPEALS AND CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

Unfortunately the coronavirus outbreak has impacted on the ability of schools and panels to carry out admission appeals in the usual way and therefore there will be some unavoidable delays to the commencement to the appeals being held across the country. However, as parents must continue to have the right to appeal to any school which has refused their child a place, the Government announced regulatory changes on the 24th April 2020 to the Admissions Appeals Code which will enable hearings to take place, although it is unlikely these will be in person due to social distancing requirements.

Your appeal has been forwarded and acknowledged by the Independent Clerk, who will no doubt be planning again for the commencement of the appeal hearings. He will be in touch with you as soon as possible once a date has been agreed for the hearing to take place. We do fully recognise the frustration this may cause but these are unprecedented times and trust you fully understand this.

Determined Admission Arrangements for 2021

The Determined Admission Arrangements for 2021 have been uploaded to the website. Please see the link below for full details:

Applications for Year 7 Admission

The process for transfer from primary to secondary school begins in the September that a child starts Year 6.

Secondary Transfer letters and leaflets are sent to parents from the Local Authority via the child’s current school giving advice on the application process.

The Governing Body of The Ecclesbourne School is the admission authority and the Local Authority co ordinates all admissions on behalf of the Governing Body. You can access the Local Authority Application Form via the link below.

The closing date for applications is 31 October. The Local Authority will notify parents of the place allocated to their child at the beginning of March the following year.

In-Year Applications

Derbyshire parents should contact the Local Authority to make an application. Those applying from out of County should make their application to their home Authority which is sent on to Derbyshire.

The Local Authority will contact us to ascertain if a place is available. If a place is not available in the relevant year group a refusal will be returned to them. Parents will then be given the right of appeal. Appeals Guidance Notes and Appeal Form can be downloaded via the link below.

A copy of The Ecclesbourne School’s prospectus can be found on the link opposite.

You are most welcome to attend one of our Open Evenings which are held in May each year, the dates of which can be found by clicking on the School Calendar.

Please click on the Sixth Form link for information regarding admissions into Year 12 and the Sixth Form Prospectus.