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Consultation for Change to Admission Policy 2024

Dear Parent/Carers,

Discovery Primary Academy is out to consultation regarding a small proposed change to their admission criteria from September 2024.

The proposed change is in section 8.0 of the admission policy which is at the bottom of the page. The relevant change is highlighted in red. 

The consultation will run from Monday 3 October 2022 - Monday 14 November 2022.

We would welcome your comments which should be made in writing to the Headteacher, Ms Michelle Siequien

 

  • By email to office@discoveryprimary.com including the words ‘Admission Policy Consultation’ in the subject; or
  • By post to: Ms Michelle Siequien, Discovery Primary Academy, Mountsteven Avenue, Walton Peterborough, PE4 6HX

The closing date for responses is Monday 14 November 2022.

Welcome to Discovery Academy

DISCOVERY PRIMARY ACADEMY IN YEAR APPLICATION PROCESS 2022/23

1. Discovery Primary Academy administers their own in-year admissions from Year 1 to Year 6. (New reception intake and Year 6 transfer by law still have to be administered by the Local Authority)

2. Application forms can be completed at the school office or for enquiries please phone 01733 325001 or email office@discovery.peterborough.sch.uk

3. Applications will not be accepted without:-

a. Proof of age (passport or birth certificate)

b. Proof of address (utility bill, bank statement etc less than 3 months old)

c. Proof that the child lives with the parents (child tax credits, child benefit letter, medical card.

4. Application forms will be processed every Friday (term time only). Offers will be made once the Admissions committee approves applications.

5. You will be informed of your child's place on the waiting list by email/letter within 10 days.

6. Measurements for in-year admissions are done by using Google maps; it is measured by a straightline from the Academy to the home address.

7. When you are offered a place at the Academy we will hold the place for 1 week before offering it to the next person on the waiting list, unless there is an exceptional circumstance.

8. If your child does not get offered a place at the Discovery Primary Academy you have a right to appeal to the independent appeals panel, for more information please ring 01733 452589.

9. Discovery Primary Academy must stress that when you complete their in year admission form you are only applying for their school, to apply for other Peterborough Schools you must contact the Local Authorities admission department on 01733 747474 or email admissions@peterborough.gov.uk

September 2022 - July 2023

Discovery Primary Academy allocates school places every Friday (term time only). The dates when allocations will be taking place and the deadline dates for receiving your application for it to be included in the allocation are shown below. The allocation dates are also the dates the Academy Admissions committee confirms admission arrangements.

ALLOCATION DATES DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE RECEIVED

ALLOCATION DATES  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE RECEIVED
Friday 9 September 2022  Thursday 8 September 2022
Friday 16 September 2022  Thursday 15 September 2022
Friday 23 September 2022  Thursday 22 September 2022
Friday 30 September 2022  Thursday 29 September 2022
Friday 7 October 2022  Thursday 6 October 2022
Friday 14 October 2022  Thursday 13 October 2022
Friday 21 October 2022  Thursday 20 October 2022

HALF TERM 24 OCTOBER 2022 – 28 OCTOBER 2022

Friday 4 November 2022  Thursday 3 November 2022
Friday 11 November 2022  Thursday 10 November 2022
Friday 18 November 2022  Thursday 17 November 2022
Friday 25 November 2022  Thursday 24 November 2022
Friday 2 December 2022  Thursday 1 December 2022
Friday 9 December 2022  Thursday 8 December 2022
Friday 16 December 2022  Thursday 15 December 2022

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 22 DECEMBER – 3 JANUARY 2023

Friday 6 January 2023  Thursday 5 January 2023
Friday 13 January 2023  Thursday 12 January 2023
Friday 20 January 2023  Thursday 19 January 2023
Friday 27 January 2023  Thursday 26 January 2023
Friday 3 February 2023  Thursday 2 February 2023
Friday 10 February 2023  Thursday 9 February 2023

HALF TERM 13 FEBRUARY – 17 FEBRUARY 2023

Friday 24 February 2023  Thursday 23 February 2023
Friday 3 March 2023  Thursday 2 March 2023
Friday 10 March 2023  Thursday 9 March 2023
Friday 17 March 2023  Thursday 16 March 2023
Friday 24 March 2023  Thursday 23 March 2023

EASTER HOLIDAY 3 APRIL – 15 APRIL 2023

Friday 21 April 2023  Thursday 20 April 2023
Friday 28 April 2023  Thursday 27 April 2023
Friday 5 May 2023  Thursday 4 May 2023
Friday 12 May 2023  Thursday 11 May 2023
Friday 19 May 2023  Thursday 25 May 2023

HALF TERM 29 MAY – 2 JUNE 2023

Friday 9 June 2023  Thursday 8 June 2023
Friday 16 June 2023  Thursday 15 June 2023
Friday 23 June 2023  Thursday 22 June 2023
Friday 30 June 2023  Thursday 29 June 2023
Friday 7 July 2023  Thursday 6 July 2023
Friday 14 July 2023  Thursday 13 July 2023
End of Term End of Term

 

Appeals

CLICK HERE TO APPEAL

If you have any other questions or queries:

Please contact our school office on 01733 325001 for more information.

In Year School Transfers

This is when your child already has a school place, but you wish to transfer them to another school. Please click the link below

https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-education/school-admissions/moving-schools-in-year-transfer/

If you have any other questions or queries:

Please contact our school office on 01733 325001 for more information.


Our PAN (Published Admissions Number) is 90 pupils per year group.

From September 2023 the PAN will be 60.

From September 2022 the academy will cap year 1 and year 2 at 60. 

You can also click on the link to download and view the new admission policy for September 2022.

All applications for Foundation Stage and Secondary School are to be completed online using the links provided below. 

Peterborough LA Admissions Guide 

https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-education/school-admissions/

New Foundation Stage and year 7 admissions for September 2023

All new FS admissions are dealt with by the Peterborough Local Authority.  Peterborough children who attend a Local Authority Peterborough Primary school will receive information from the Academy on applying to Secondary Schools. Parents of Year 6 students who do not attend a Peterborough Primary school but live in Peterborough should contact the Admissions Team at the Education Office in Peterborough for further information prior to entry into Secondary Education.  Up to 1 March all enquiries should be made to the Admissions team at the Local Authority

Further information regarding this process can be found in the Peterborough Admissions Guide.