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Admissions Policy 2017/2018

The Frederick Gent Admissions Policy follows the guidance set out in the School Admissions Code (2014).

Normal admissions round.

Derbyshire County Council continues to administer the admissions for children in the normal admissions round (aged 11) and the school will accept applications for all students without reference to ability or aptitude. For 2017/2018, the school’s Published Admissions Number is 203. The Pupil Admissions Number is the maximum number of places that the school offers before its over-subscription criteria is used. All pupils who have a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education Health Care plan which names the school, will be admitted. For all other pupils, where applications for admissions exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit.


1. Looked After children and children who were Looked After but ceased to be because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).

2. Children living in the normal area served by the school at the time of application and admission who have brothers and sisters attending the school at the time of application and admission.

3.When the child’s home is in the normal area of the school at age 11.

4.Children not living in the normal area served by the school but who have brothers and sisters attending the school at the time of application and admission.

5.All other children not eligible under the above criteria.

In the event of over-subscription falling within any one of the criteria, those children living nearest the school (measured by the nearest available route as described in the County Council Guidelines) will be given preference.  Derbyshire County Council has a Geographic Information System (GIS) to measure the nearest available route.  It is measured by a standard walking distance calculated to within two metres.  The measurement is taken from the postal address file, normally the house front door.  For schools the grid reference is taken from the nearest gate or entrance to the school.  

All applications must be made directly to the Derbyshire LA who will coordinate admission arrangements.  Parents of children not offered places will have the right to appeal and will be advised of procedures, should such a situation arise.  

Click here for more information on Derbyshire County Council's school admissions procedures.

In year admissions.

Any parent wishing to transfer their child to Frederick Gent mid-term, should contact the school to begin the admission procedure. The school will then process all applications with the parent and notify Derbyshire County Council of the outcome. All enquiries should be directed in the first instance to Ms Taylor, Office Manager.



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