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Ryburn Valley High School

Year 7 Admission Arrangements for September 2024 and 2025.

Pupils 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:

2024

  1. Children looked after and children previously looked after. (For a definition, please see: Glossary - Looked after children.)
  2. Those children who attend the primary schools of Barkisland CE (VA) Primary, Bolton Brow Academy, Christ Church CE (VA) Junior, Copley Primary, New Road Primary, Norland CE School, Ripponden J & I, Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy, St John's CE Primary (Rishworth), St Mary's CE (VA) J and I, Triangle CE (VC) Primary, Trinity Academy St Peters and Warley Town.
  3. Children who have a brother/sister who at the time of application is on roll and is expected to be attending the school when the younger sibling starts. (This includes step brother/sister living at the same address.)
  4. Those children living permanently in the Ryburn Ward as defined by Calderdale MBC.
  5. Children of staff employed at the School (having held a permanent contract for two or more years at the time of application).
  6. Children will then be admitted in the order of proximity of the child's home address to the school.

2025

  1. Children who are in public care (Looked After). Children looked after and children previously looked after. (For a definition, please see: Glossary - Looked after children.)
  2. Those children who attend the Primary Schools of Barkisland CE (VA) Primary, Bolton Brow Academy, Christ Church CE (VA) Junior, Copley Primary, New Road Primary, Norland CE (VC) J and I, Ripponden J and I, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary, Trinity Academy St Peters (VC) Primary, St John's CE (VA) Primary (Rishworth), St Mary's CE (VA) J and I, and Triangle CE (VC) Primary, Warley Town.
  3. Children who have a brother/sister (including step brother/sister living at the same address) who at the time of application is on roll and is expected to be attending the school when the younger sibling starts.
  4. Those children living permanently in the Ryburn Ward as defined by Calderdale MBC.
  5. Children of staff at the school. "Staff" for this purpose are defined as anyone employed at the school who has a permanent contract with the school at the date of the deadline for Year 7 admissions applications relating to the child in question. (Usually 31st October in the year before the child would start in Year 7.)
  6. Pupils attending a Together Learning Trust primary school.
  7. Children will then be admitted in the order of proximity of the child's home address to the school.

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