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Admission & Numbers

Each academic year there is a maximum number of 20 places available to new entrants.  The Education Authority determines these figures.  These figures do not automatically guarantee an offer of a place at Furness Vale School.

Admissions Criteria


  1. Children in care.


  1. Children living in the normal area served by the school at the time of application.


  1. Children with siblings in school.


  1. Other children whose parents have requested a place. Preference is given to children living nearest to the school, measured by the shortest available route.

Places are allocated according to these ordered criteria.


Admission to the Reception Class

Our standard number for the reception class is 20 pupils and we are unable to admit pupils above this number. If requests for admission are above 20 and you have not been offered a place, please contact the Local Authority, which co-ordinates admissions to all Derbyshire Primary, Infant and Junior Schools.  Essentially the Authority acts as a ‘clearing house’ for all admissions and enables parents to express a preference for one, two or three schools and to place those preferences in rank order.  Parents must make their application on a common application form, usually on-line (at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions), to be returned direct to the LA, and give reasons for their preferred schools.

Further information about the co-ordinated admissions scheme is available in the Authority’s Parents’ Information Booklet – ‘How to Apply for a Place at Primary School’.


Admission to the Nursery Class

To apply for a place at our Nursery please complete a school application form and return it to school. The admissions policy for Nursery places is provided with the application form.


Children Transferring

All applications for children wishing to transfer to Furness Vale Primary School must also be made through the Local Authority.  Transferring is easy, simply call Mrs Daniels, in the school office and she’ll explain how to make the transfer.


Special Educational Needs

We believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to achieve their potential. We work closely with parents in order to make the best possible preparation for your child.

The school has a statutory duty, under the 1981 Special Educational Needs Act, to make provision for pupils who are exceptionally gifted, who are under achieving or whose academic progress is made difficult for whatever reason.

Due regard will be given to applications from individual pupils who have learning difficulties and/or a physical or sensory impairment when it is felt that we may meet their needs and requirements.

Mrs Taylor is our Inclusion Co-ordinator and will be pleased to answer any questions in this area.  The school works closely with a range of outside agencies, including the Local Authority Psychology Service, to ensure that appropriate help and support is available to individual pupils. Our school policy is available for viewing at the Office and on the website.


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