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Admisson Arrangements

Primary Admission Arrangements

All children start school in the school year in which they reach the age of five. School years begin in September and end in the following August. There is one admission date from 1 September for all children.

The admission limit for Kates Hill is 60.

If the school is oversubscribed, places will be allocated according to the Local Authority’s admission criteria for Community Schools.

For further details contact Nikki Hubbard Admissions Officer, Dudley LA 01384 818181

The timetable for admissions to primary schools in September 2021 will be as follows:

  • Information to parents • Autumn Term 2020
  • Closing date for applications • January 2021
  • Decisions to parents • April 2021
  • Appeals arranged • Summer Term 2021

When your child is offered a place at Kates Hill, you will be invited to attend a meeting for new parents/carers and we shall arrange two or three preliminary visits for you to bring your child into school to meet the teacher and the other new children. As the majority of the children who come to our primary school have been to our nursery, the transition is very smooth and problem free for the children.

Nursery Admissions

Parents/Carers are required to fill in an admission form once their child is two years old. When a place in the nursery becomes available, the Early Years Phase Leader will offer you a place at nursery. A member of the nursery unit, will visit you at home. You will then be invited to induction sessions. At these sessions you will be given a date for your child to start. Children cannot start nursery until the term following their third birthday.

Secondary School Transfer

Kates Hill feeds a number of secondary schools including St James Academy and The Link Academy Netherton. We work closely with these schools so that the move from primary to secondary is as smooth as possible for the children. At the beginning of Year 6, parents/carers will be considering the secondary school they should put their children’s name down for. Before making your choice of secondary school there are opportunities to visit as many schools as you wish.