Admissions

How to apply for a place at St Giles C of E Primary School

Parents considering applying for a place are warmly encouraged to make an appointment with the school office to visit the school. DDAT is the Admissions Authority for school. All matters relating to admissions have been delegated and are carried out by the Local Governing Body of St Giles CE Primary School on behalf of the Academy Trust (DDAT).

The local authority will coordinate the admissions process on behalf of the Trust, and parents will apply for a place through the local authority.

Published Admissions Number (PAN)

Our published admissions number is 20

 

Over subscription criteria

Where applications exceed the number of places available the school will apply the following over subscription criteria in order of priority given:

 

1 Looked after Children (LAC) or previously looked after children

2 Children living within the beneficial area of the school (i.e within the boundary of the ecclesiastical parish of Matlock) and children living in the village of Riber

3 Siblings including (a half- brother and/or half- sister or legally adopted child) or foster brothers/sisters of pupils or a step-brother and/or step-sister residing in the same family unit attending the school at the time of the proposed admission

4 Children who live outside the beneficial area of the school but whose parents, guardians or carers have or has regularly worshiped at St Giles Church for a period of at least one year prior to the date of application (regular is defined as an average attendance of once per month) such attendance must be verified by a letter from the relevant minister, priest or church warden

5 Children who have regularly worshiped at an Anglican church other than St Giles Church for a period of at least one year prior to the date of application (regular is defined as an average attendance of at least once per month) such attendance must be verified by a letter from the relevant minister, priest or church warden 

6 All other children

 

Admission Appeals

In the event that an application is unsuccessful a letter will be sent including the reason why the admission was refused, information about the right to appeal, the deadline for lodging an appeal and the contact details for making an appeal. Parents will be informed in the letter that, if they wish to appeal, they must do so in writing. Grounds for appeal are not limited. Appeals should be lodged within 20 days of the letter or notification. Any appeals will be subsequently be heard by an independent appeals committee managed by the diocese on behalf of the governing body

Useful Links:

Parents' guide to admissions

Admissions Policy 2022/23

Admissions Arrangement

Map of Catchment Area