Whalton Admissions
Admissions Policy 2024 -2025Download

When is a child required to start school? 

The School Admissions Code requires school admission authorities to provide for the admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday.  However, a child is not required to start school until they have reached compulsory school age following their fifth birthday.  For summer born children (those born after 1st April) this is almost a full school year after the point at which they could first be admitted.

Some parents may feel their child is not ready to start school in the September following their fourth birthday.  You can decide either that your child attends part-time until he/she reaches compulsory school age, or that the date your child is admitted to school is deferred until later in the same academic year, or that the date your child is admitted to school is deferred until the term after he/she reaches their fifth birthday when they must attend school full time.

Main School Admissions

The Governing Body of The Federation of Longhorsley & Whalton Church of England Voluntary Aided Schools is the Admissions Authority for the school. 

This arrangement follows consultation between the Governing Body, the Local Authority, all other schools in the area and all other Admission Authorities in the area.  The school is open to receive applications for admissions from the parents of all children.

For Nursery age children there is a Pre-School organisation (Pre-school and After-school at Whalton) which shares our site. Please see the PAWS page for more information.

From September 2017, Whalton C of E Aided First School became Whalton C of E Aided Primary School, educating children up to Year 6.

For information regarding school applications, please see the link below:

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.