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St. Peter's Cross Keys

C of E Academy

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School Admissions

Please call the school on 01636 680360 if you are thinking of moving your child to St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy. We can then arrange a visit and tour around our school with Mrs Duffell, our head teacher, or other member of our Senior Management Team, to talk about your child and how St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy will support their education and personal development.

 

We have a few spaces in some year groups across the school for children moving from into the area, please ring the school office to see if we have a vacancy(ies) for your child(ren). Thank you.

Please follow links below for further information on admissions.

Timetable for September 2023 Admissions 

 

Primary Admissions :

 

Applications open: 7th November 2022

Deadline for application: 15th January 2023

Offer date is: 17 April 2023

Deadline for lodging appeals: TBA

 

Secondary Admissions

 

Deadline for application: 31 Oct 2022

Offer date is: 1st March 2023

Deadline for lodging appeals: TBA

Changing School In-Year

 

An in-year application is for children requiring a school place during the school year, rather than at the usual transfer time. You can make an application to transfer school in-year for the current academic year (2021-2022).

 

If you wish to apply for a place during the school year, please contact the school on 01636 680360 to discuss the process and to check availability of places. St. Peter's Cross Keys is part of The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust, which is its own admissions authority. This means it processes applications for in-year places itself, rather than through Nottinghamshire County Council.

 

If you apply for a place via Nottinghamshire County Council, this may delay a response to your application.

 

Applications for places are made by completion of the form above.

 

Upon receipt of the application form the school will process as follows:

 

  • The school will advise the applicant of the outcome of their application with 10 school days.
  • Applications will be considered in line with the Admission Arrangements for that year.
  • The school will also advise the Local Authority, Nottinghamshire County Council, of the outcome of the decision.
  • If the school does not have a place to offer the child, the applicant will be referred to the Local Authority who will be asked to make an alternative offer.

 

Please follow the attached link for details of applying places through the Local Authority:

 

Changing School In Year Application via NCC

 

 

Fair access 

 

Every Local Authority is required to have a Fair Access Protocol, developed in partnership with schools, to ensure that unplaced children, especially the most vulnerable, are found and offered a place quickly. Where it is not possible to secure a place through the usual admission process an application may be referred through the Local Authority's Fair Access Protocol. Parental applications for school places cannot be made directly to the Fair Access Team and applications need to be made as outlined on the 'NCC Apply to Change School In Year' page.

 

Right of Appeal

 

Under the terms of the School Admissions Appeals Code 2021, if you apply for and are refused a place at St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy, you have the right to appeal.

 

Admission Appeals at SNMAT academies are managed by Nottinghamshire County Council Appeals Team, who provide an independent appeals process.  If you decide that you wish to proceed with an appeal,, you should within 20 school days of the date of the refusal letter, complete the online form on Nottinghamshire County Council's website:-

 

      https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/appeal-a-school-admission-decision

 

For parents/carers who are unable to use the online form, a printed form can requested from NCC's customer contact centre – 0300 500 80 80.  

 

Appeals at SNMAT academies will be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2021, The School Admissions Appeals Code 2012 and Part 3 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

 

 

Impact of Coronavirus on SNMAT Admission Appeals

 

Admissions appeals are currently being held  online / by telephone. This decision has been taken for the protection of all parties involved in the appeal hearing. It is possible they may return to an in person format sometime during the remainder of the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

Nottinghamshire County Council, who administer SNMATs admissions appeals, has confirmed they are still processing appeals from parents and logging them as normal, so if you wish to register an appeal for St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy, please go to NCC’s website and complete the online appeals form:-

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/appeal-a-school-admission-decision

 

Consultation on Change of Age Range at St Peter's Cross Keys Academy 7th December 2021 to 1st February 2022 at 6pm.

 

 

We consulted between 7th December 2021 to 1st February 2022 on proposed changes to our admission arrangements to our early years provision.  We consulted on extending the age range of children in school from 4 to 11 years to 2 to 11 years.

 

Below you will find a copy of the consultation letter.

 

Update 22nd March 2022

 

This consultation has now closed. 

 

We are working with the Trust on the next steps.

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