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Calder High School

Year 7 Admission Arrangements for September 2024 and 2025.

Pupils with special educational needs will be admitted where this school is named on their:

  • Education Health and Care plan;
  • or Statement of Special Education Needs.

If applications exceed the planned admission number (PAN), this criteria is used to decide which children are offered places:

Year 7 Admission criteria

2024

  1. Children looked after and children previously looked after. (For a definition, please see: Glossary - Looked after children.)
  2. Specifically for admission to the primary phase, children living within the Cragg Vale defined priority (catchment) area.
  3. Children living within the defined priority (catchment) area who have a brother or sister (including step/half brothers and sisters) permanently resident in the same household and currently attending the school (excluding pupils in their final year).
  4. Children living within the defined priority (catchment) area.
  5. Children who have a brother or sister (including step/half brothers and sisters) permanently resident in the same household and currently attending the school (excluding pupils in their final year).
  6. Children of staff employed at The Calder Learning Trust. 'Staff' for this purpose are defined as anyone employed by the Trust who has held a contract with the Trust for two or more years at the time of the application or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  7. Other Children.

If there is oversubscription in any category, children will be admitted in order of proximity to the school.

2025

  1. Children looked after and children previously looked after. (For a definition, please see: Glossary - Looked after children.)
  2. Specifically for admission to the primary phase, children living within the Cragg Vale defined priority (catchment) area.
  3. Children living within the defined priority (catchment) area who have a brother or sister (including step/half brothers and sisters) permanently resident in the same household and currently attending the school (excluding pupils in their final year).
  4. Children living within the defined priority (catchment) area.
  5. Children who have a brother or sister (including step/half brothers and sisters) permanently resident in the same household and currently attending the school (excluding pupils in their final year).
  6. Children of staff employed at The Calder Learning Trust. 'Staff' for this purpose are defined as anyone employed by the Trust who has held a contract with the Trust for two or more years at the time of the application or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  7. Other Children.

If there is oversubscription in any category, children will be admitted in order of proximity to the school.

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