hady primary school, chesterfield, derbyshire

Telephone: 01246 279254

Email: info@hadyprimaryschool.co.uk

Admission Arrangements

Admission to School

The school admission policy exists for those children who join us in any year from FS2 to Year 6.  We will operate a single point of admission, this means that we now admit all children for Reception in September. The following levels of priority for admission are set out in the policy:

  • Children in care of the LA
  • Children with existing statements of Special Educational Needs;
  • Children who live in the school’s designated catchment area with siblings attending the school
  • Children who live in the school’s designated catchment area
  • Children who live outside the school’s designated catchment area with siblings attending  the school
  • All other applications

 The Local Education Authority is required to co-ordinate admissions to all Derbyshire Primary, Infant and Junior Schools.  Essentially the Authority acts as a ‘clearing house’ for 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, to be returned direct to the LA, and give reasons for their preferred schools.  Common application forms will be available from Derbyshire Primary, Infant and Junior schools and other public establishments They should be returned by the closing date for applications

 Acceptance of applications is dependent upon the number of children in the appropriate year group.  Our standard number for each year is 45.  However, this is reviewed from time to time. Appeals against refused applications may be made to the Local Education Authority whose address is given at the front of this booklet.

By law, all infant classes must have 30 or fewer children.  This could mean that children may be in a mixed aged class in order to achieve this aim.  We try to keep junior classes as small as possible but we have to work within budgetary limitations.

FS1 / Nursery  Admission

The school has a new foundation stage unit, which provides an excellent start to the children’s education with FS1 and FS2  being in close proximity to each other.  The FS1 class offers a caring environment where children are encouraged to develop physically, academically and socially.

Parents are invited to discuss admission arrangements to the FS1 with the Headteacher and Foundation Stage Leader.  An offer of a place depends upon the demands placed upon FS1; requests are considered in line with the school’s admissions policy.

Attendance is for five sessions of 3 hours each morning or afternoon from 8.45am until 11.45am or 12:15pm until 3:15pm.  We do offer parents the option of paying for additional nursery sessions outside of funded sessions where space is available.  Extra sessions must be requested in advance on a termly basis.  Lunch runs from 11:45am to 12:15pm and costs £2 per session.  It can be booked on a termly basis as well as independently of extra sessions.  We also offer the 30 hours funding within our nursery options, which is strictly on a 1st come 1st served basis.  Please follow this link to find out more https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

It is very helpful to us if the names of children who would like FS1 places are given to the administrative team as soon as possible. It must be stressed that being placed on the waiting list does not automatically guarantee a FS1 place.  Prior to transfer to FS2, parents must apply using the standard Derbyshire County Council application form.  An FS1 place does not guarantee a place in the main school.



We take safeguarding very seriously at Hady Primary School. If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please contact Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190 immediately.


Due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to offer our traditional open morning for prospective parents and pupils of our Reception class for September 2021. Instead, we have put together a virtual tour and introduction to our school and our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit. It is posted under our Early Years Foundation Stage page on the website, which can be found under the 'Our School' tab.

We are also hosting a virtual Question and Answer session for prospective parents via Google Meet. The meeting will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, 12th November and can be accessed via this link: meet.google.com/abi-hiqp-vfp

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About Hady Primary School

We aim to provide information which is up to date, accurate, helpful and honest.  We hope it enables you to get the feel of the school and that the warmth of the community, the happiness of the pupils and our magnificent facilities and learning environment comes across.

Our school justifiably enjoys a good reputation in the area and we provide a good education for all.  Our recent SATs results in both KS1 and KS2 are in line or above national targets in all areas.