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Admissions Arrangements 2022-23

Admission arrangements 2021-22

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:                                          212 (including FS1)

Planned admission number into Reception class 2021-2022:  30


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

Appeals Procedures for Admissions 2021-2022


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.


Primary School Appeals Timetable for entry into 2021-22




National closing date for on-time applications

15 January 2021

National offer date for all Infant/Junior and Primary Schools

16 April 2021

Closing date for on-time appeals

17th May 2021

On-time appeals will be heard between


Last date to submit any additional information in support of your appeal


Decisions will be communicated in writing from the clerk within five working days of the date of your appeal hearing



Infant class size appeals Infant classes must not contain more than 30 pupils with a single school teacher. When an infant class has already reached the legal limit of 30, appeal panels can only offer a place in very limited circumstances.


Appeals relating to late applications (reception)


If your application was made after 15th January 2021 (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