Admission to Holy Trinity CE Primary School
Children are admitted at the start of the school year (1st September to 31st August) in which they become 5. The law does not require any child to receive a suitable education until the start of the term following the fifth birthday. In Blackburn with Darwen we operate a single start date of September for all children who will become 5 during that school year. For admission next academic year, all children who have their fifth birthday between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021 may start school in the Autumn Term 2020.
Holy Trinity CE Primary School provides for the maximum total of 420 children and accepts an intake of 60, in September, to the reception class.
Parent(s)/carer(s) seeking admission of their child outside their normal age group must send their written request to the Local Authority. It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/carer(s) to provide the Local Authority with all relevant information relating to this request, including the parent(s)/carer(s) views; information about the child’s academic, social and emotional development; medical history and views of a medical professional (where relevant); whether the child would naturally have fallen into a lower age group if it were not for being born prematurely; and whether the child has previously been educated out of their normal age group.
The Local Authority is required to take into account the views of the Head Teacher on the application as well as the information from the parent(s)/carer(s). The Local Authority will make their decision on the basis of the circumstances of each individual case, and in the best interests of the child concerned.
The Local Authority will then inform the parent/carer of their decision on the year group the child should be admitted to and will provide the reasons for their decision.
Prospective parents are very welcome to visit the school at anytime. Please ring the school to make an appointment on 01254 702119.