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Admission Arrangements

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Current number of pupils on roll:                                          208 (including FS1)

Planned admission number into Reception class 2018/2019:  30


Please contact the admissions team on 0115 8041240 for any information regarding school places.

Appeals Procedures for Admissions 2018/2019


How do I make an appeal?


If you wish to appeal against an admission decision and appeal for a place at a community, voluntary aided, trust or foundation school or academy please complete the appeal form (at the bottom of this page) for the school and return it to the address stated on the appeal form.


Appeals Timetable – 2018/19 Admissions Round


  Offer date Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by
Primary 16 April 2018 14 May 2018 16 July 2018
Secondary 1 March 2018 28 March 2018 15 June 2018



Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


For appeals during the 2018/19 admissions round, you should return your completed form by:

  • 16 May 2018 for a Primary School (Reception) and Infant to Junior transfer


Appeals relating to late applications (reception)


If your application was made after 15th January 2018 (closing date for receipt of applications for primary school place) appeals will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


How much notice of the appeal hearing date will I have?


Letters notifying parents of appeal dates and times are sent out in line with statutory guidance. These letters will be sent at least 10 school days in advance of the hearing (unless you have agreed to a shorter period than this). If you lodge appeals for more than one school, you will get a separate date for each appeal, which could be some weeks apart.


If you wish to submit any further information other than that which you included with your appeal form, we ask that this is sent to us 10 days prior to your hearing. This is to enable this additional information to be included in the final pack of papers for your hearing, giving the Panel and the authority the opportunity to consider the information in advance of the hearing. Please note that if significant information is received after this deadline we may have to adjourn your hearing to a later date.


Decision letters are sent within five school days of the hearing wherever possible.

FHT Admissions Appeals Form