The unique WDPS Life Skills Challenge program has been created because all children need a key skills-set in order to develop their potential and to make their life dreams become a reality.
All visitors help us to become enquirers and to learn and discover new things about the world.
Visiting 10 Downing Street helps us appreciate that the WDPS Core Values are reflected in fundamental ‘British Values.’
WDPS Cycle offsite multi-day challenges help us all to develop resilience and to become effective team players.
We develop higher-level thinking skills online by learning to analyse, synthesise and evaluate.
Our teachers appreciate that we are all unique individuals with different learning styles.
Learning is fun as our Teachers plan exciting learning experiences through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
The all–weather WDPS Mountain Bike and Running Trail helps us develop fitness, stamina and essential bike-handling skills.
We learn from different world cultures which helps shape us into well-balanced and open-minded global citizens.
In the WDPS Bushcraft Area we develop our Multiple Intelligences and self-confidence whilst learning to manage risks.
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Admission Policy

Admission Policy for West Denton Primary School (WDPS) for the academic year 2020/21

Please Note: The Minister of State for School Standards has asked all admission authorities to revise their admission arrangements to give priority to children adopted from Care outside of England. 

WDPS consulted (Six week period from Thursday 18th October to Thursday 29th November) in order to make changes to our admission arrangements. The policy was then agreed by the Full Governing Body on 29-01-19.

In this school the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions policy.

The number of places available in the Reception class 2020/21 is 45.

How and when to apply for places


All applications for school places must be made on Newcastle City Council’s school application form and returned to Newcastle City Council.

Applications for Reception places for September 2020 must be submitted by midday on 15 January 2020. Applications for school places in other year groups or after the start of the school year can be submitted at any time.

Late applications

Applications received after the closing date for admission into Reception will be classed as late and processed after all of the applications received on time.

Special Educational Needs

Children who have a statement of Special Educational Need (or an Education, Health and Care Plan) which names the school will be admitted to the school.

How places will be allocated

If there are enough places at the school then every applicant will be offered a place. If more applications are received than the number of places available, the following oversubscription criteria will be used in the order shown to decide which children will be allocated places.


1.    First priority for places will go to children who are currently looked after by a local authority (in care) and children who were previously looked after by a local authority and immediately afterwards became subject to an adoption, residence (child arrangements) order or special guardianship order.  Evidence of the appropriate order must be submitted before the closing date for applications.

2. Children who appear to the admissions authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

3.    Second priority for places will go to children with an older brother or sister (a sibling) who will be attending the school on the date that the younger child will be admitted in September 2020. Sibling can be a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent or carer’s partner, as long as the children live at the same address. Nursery children are not eligible as sibling links. For applicants for places in year, the sibling link may be an older or younger child, with the exception of nursery class children.

4.    Children with an exceptional medical reason that means they can only attend that specific school (for example, where the child or one or both parents has a disability that means that the child can only go to one school).

•    Strong supporting evidence must be provided from a healthcare professional involved with the child.
•    The professional must be independent of both the family and the school.
•    The evidence must relate specifically to the school for which the application is being made and must clearly demonstrate why it is the only school that can meet the child's needs.

4.    Children living nearest to the school as measured in a straight line distance from a single fixed central point at the school to a point in the centre of the home address of the child, using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer or a suitable alternative geographical information system.

Parents/carers should note that admission into the nursery class of a school does not guarantee a Reception place in the main school. Allocation of Reception places does not take into account attendance at any specific nursery class or school.

Additional notes

•    In the event that more than one child has an equal right to an available place the place will be offered to the older child.
•    Parents/carers have two weeks to respond to an offer of a school place. If an acceptance is not received it may be assumed that a place is no longer required and the offer may be withdrawn.
•    Parents who share responsibility for the care of their child are expected to reach agreement to a school placement between them. In the event of a dispute the school will accept the application from the parent to whom the child benefit is paid.
•    You must give the child’s permanent address at the time of application. The address of childminders or other family members who may share in the care of your child must not be quoted as the home address.
•    If the child lives part of the week between two parents, the child’s address should be the address where the child lives (1) during the school week, or (2) with the parent who receives child benefit, if there is any dispute.

Waiting lists

Children who are refused a place will be kept on a waiting list for a maximum of one school term. Waiting lists are cleared termly and parents will need to re-apply if they still want to be considered for a place at that school. For applications for Reception places, waiting lists are kept until the end of December in the year of admission and will then be cleared.  Waiting lists will be ranked using the oversubscription criteria regardless of the date the application was received.

Right of appeal

Parents/carers who are refused a place for their child have a statutory right of appeal to an independent appeals panel. Please contact the School Appeals Team for information (phone 0191 277 7427 or email schoolappeals@newcastle.gov.uk). Information is also available at www.newcastle.gov.uk/admissions.

“There is a right for people to object about the policy to the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). See the Schools Adjudicator website for more information on how to do this. Objections for the admissions arrangements for 2020/21 must be made by 15 May 2020”

Definitions


•    A Looked After Child is a child who is in the care of a local authority in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989 at the time the application for admission to school is made and whom the local authority has confirmed will still be looked after at the date of admission.
•    An Adoption Order is an order made under section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
•    A Child Arrangements Order (previously known as a Residence Order) is an order outlining the arrangements as to the person with whom the child will live.
•    A Special Guardianship Order is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian or guardians.

Admission Policy for West Denton Primary School (WDPS) for the academic year 2019/20


This Admissions policy has been formally adopted by the Governing Body of this school. In this school the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions policy.

The number of places available in the Reception class 2019/20 is 45.

How and when to apply for places


All applications for school places must be made on Newcastle City Council’s school application form and returned to Newcastle City Council.

Applications for Reception places for September 2019 must be submitted by midday on 15 January 2019. Applications for school places in other year groups or after the start of the school year can be submitted at any time.

Late applications

Applications received after the closing date for admission into Reception will be classed as late and processed after all of the applications received on time.

Special Educational Needs

Children who have a statement of Special Educational Need (or an Education, Health and Care Plan) which names the school will be admitted to the school.

How places will be allocated

If there are enough places at the school then every applicant will be offered a place. If more applications are received than the number of places available, the following oversubscription criteria will be used in the order shown to decide which children will be allocated places.

1.    First priority for places will go to children who are currently looked after by a local authority (in care) and children who were previously looked after by a local authority and immediately afterwards became subject to an adoption, residence (child arrangements) order or special guardianship order.  Evidence of the appropriate order must be submitted before the closing date for applications.

2.    Second priority for places will go to children with an older brother or sister (a sibling) who will be attending the school on the date that the younger child will be admitted in September 2019. Sibling can be a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent or carer’s partner, as long as the children live at the same address. Nursery children are not eligible as sibling links. For applicants for places in year, the sibling link may be an older or younger child, with the exception of nursery class children.

3.    Children with an exceptional medical reason that means they can only attend that specific school (for example, where the child or one or both parents has a disability that means that the child can only go to one school).

•    Strong supporting evidence must be provided from a healthcare professional involved with the child.
•    The professional must be independent of both the family and the school.
•    The evidence must relate specifically to the school for which the application is being made and must clearly demonstrate why it is the only school that can meet the child's needs.

4.    Children living nearest to the school as measured in a straight line distance from a single fixed central point at the school to a point in the centre of the home address of the child, using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer or a suitable alternative geographical information system.

Parents/carers should note that admission into the nursery class of a school does not guarantee a Reception place in the main school. Allocation of Reception places does not take into account attendance at any specific nursery class or school.

Additional notes

•    In the event that more than one child has an equal right to an available place the place will be offered to the older child.
•    Parents/carers have two weeks to respond to an offer of a school place. If an acceptance is not received it may be assumed that a place is no longer required and the offer may be withdrawn.
•    Parents who share responsibility for the care of their child are expected to reach agreement to a school placement between them. In the event of a dispute the school will accept the application from the parent to whom the child benefit is paid.
•    You must give the child’s permanent address at the time of application. The address of childminders or other family members who may share in the care of your child must not be quoted as the home address.
•    If the child lives part of the week between two parents, the child’s address should be the address where the child lives (1) during the school week, or (2) with the parent who receives child benefit, if there is any dispute.

Waiting lists

Children who are refused a place will be kept on a waiting list for a maximum of one school term. Waiting lists are cleared termly and parents will need to re-apply if they still want to be considered for a place at that school. For applications for Reception places, waiting lists are kept until the end of December in the year of admission and will then be cleared.  Waiting lists will be ranked using the oversubscription criteria regardless of the date the application was received.

Right of appeal

Parents/carers who are refused a place for their child have a statutory right of appeal to an independent appeals panel. Please contact the School Appeals Team for information (phone 0191 277 7427 or email schoolappeals@newcastle.gov.uk). Information is also available at www.newcastle.gov.uk/admissions.

“There is a right for people to object about the policy to the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). See the Schools Adjudicator website for more information on how to do this. Objections for the admissions arrangements for 2019/20 must be made by 15 May 2019”

Definitions


•    A Looked After Child is a child who is in the care of a local authority in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989 at the time the application for admission to school is made and whom the local authority has confirmed will still be looked after at the date of admission.
•    An Adoption Order is an order made under section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
•    A Child Arrangements Order (previously known as a Residence Order) is an order outlining the arrangements as to the person with whom the child will live.
•    A Special Guardianship Order is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian or guardians.

 

 Admission Policy for West Denton Primary School (WDPS) for the academic year 2018/19


This Admissions policy has been formally adopted by the Governing Body of this school. In this school the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions policy.

The number of places available in the Reception class 2018/19 is 45.

How and when to apply for places


All applications for school places must be made on Newcastle City Council’s school application form and returned to Newcastle City Council.

Applications for Reception places for September 2018 must be submitted by midday on 15 January 2018. Applications for school places in other year groups or after the start of the school year can be submitted at any time.

Late applications

Applications received after the closing date for admission into Reception will be classed as late and processed after all of the applications received on time.

Special Educational Needs

Children who have a statement of Special Educational Need (or an Education, Health and Care Plan) which names the school will be admitted to the school.

How places will be allocated

If there are enough places at the school then every applicant will be offered a place. If more applications are received than the number of places available, the following oversubscription criteria will be used in the order shown to decide which children will be allocated places.

1.    First priority for places will go to children who are currently looked after by a local authority (in care) and children who were previously looked after by a local authority and immediately afterwards became subject to an adoption, residence (child arrangements) order or special guardianship order.  Evidence of the appropriate order must be submitted before the closing date for applications.

2.    Second priority for places will go to children with an older brother or sister (a sibling) who will be attending the school on the date that the younger child will be admitted in September 2018. Sibling can be a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent or carer’s partner, as long as the children live at the same address. Nursery children are not eligible as sibling links. For applicants for places in year, the sibling link may be an older or younger child, with the exception of nursery class children.

3.    Children with an exceptional medical reason that means they can only attend that specific school (for example, where the child or one or both parents has a disability that means that the child can only go to one school).

•    Strong supporting evidence must be provided from a healthcare professional involved with the child.
•    The professional must be independent of both the family and the school.
•    The evidence must relate specifically to the school for which the application is being made and must clearly demonstrate why it is the only school that can meet the child's needs.

4.    Children living nearest to the school as measured in a straight line distance from a single fixed central point at the school to a point in the centre of the home address of the child, using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer or a suitable alternative geographical information system.

Parents/carers should note that admission into the nursery class of a school does not guarantee a Reception place in the main school. Allocation of Reception places does not take into account attendance at any specific nursery class or school.

Additional notes

•    In the event that more than one child has an equal right to an available place the place will be offered to the older child.
•    Parents/carers have two weeks to respond to an offer of a school place. If an acceptance is not received it may be assumed that a place is no longer required and the offer may be withdrawn.
•    Parents who share responsibility for the care of their child are expected to reach agreement to a school placement between them. In the event of a dispute the school will accept the application from the parent to whom the child benefit is paid.
•    You must give the child’s permanent address at the time of application. The address of childminders or other family members who may share in the care of your child must not be quoted as the home address.
•    If the child lives part of the week between two parents, the child’s address should be the address where the child lives (1) during the school week, or (2) with the parent who receives child benefit, if there is any dispute.

Waiting lists

Children who are refused a place will be kept on a waiting list for a maximum of one school term. Waiting lists are cleared termly and parents will need to re-apply if they still want to be considered for a place at that school. For applications for Reception places, waiting lists are kept until the end of December in the year of admission and will then be cleared.  Waiting lists will be ranked using the oversubscription criteria regardless of the date the application was received.

Right of appeal

Parents/carers who are refused a place for their child have a statutory right of appeal to an independent appeals panel. Please contact the School Appeals Team for information (phone 0191 277 7427 or email schoolappeals@newcastle.gov.uk). Information is also available at www.newcastle.gov.uk/admissions.

“There is a right for people to object about the policy to the Schools Adjudicator (OSA). See the Schools Adjudicator website for more information on how to do this. Objections for the admissions arrangements for 2018/19 must be made by 15 May 2018”

Definitions


•    A Looked After Child is a child who is in the care of a local authority in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989 at the time the application for admission to school is made and whom the local authority has confirmed will still be looked after at the date of admission.
•    An Adoption Order is an order made under section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
•    A Child Arrangements Order (previously known as a Residence Order) is an order outlining the arrangements as to the person with whom the child will live.
•    A Special Guardianship Order is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian or guardians.

 
Admission Policy for West Denton Primary School (WDPS) for the academic year 2017/18

This Admissions policy has been formally adopted by the Governing Body of this school. In this school the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions policy.

The number of places available in the Reception class 2017/18 is 45.

How and when to apply for places


All applications for school places must be made on Newcastle City Council’s school application form and returned to Newcastle City Council.

Applications for Reception places for September 2017 must be submitted by midday on 15 January 2017. Applications for school places in other year groups or after the start of the school year can be submitted at any time.

Late applications

Applications received after the closing date for admission into Reception will be classed as late and processed after all of the applications received on time.

Special Educational Needs

Children who have a statement of Special Educational Need (or an Education, Health and Care Plan) which names the school will be admitted to the school.

How places will be allocated

If there are enough places at the school then every applicant will be offered a place. If more applications are received than the number of places available, the following oversubscription criteria will be used in the order shown to decide which children will be allocated places.

1.    First priority for places will go to children who are currently looked after by a local authority (in care) and children who were previously looked after by a local authority and immediately afterwards became subject to an adoption, residence (child arrangements) order or special guardianship order.  Evidence of the appropriate order must be submitted before the closing date for applications.

2.    Second priority for places will go to children with an older brother or sister (a sibling) who will be attending the school on the date that the younger child will be admitted in September 2016. Sibling can be a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent or carer’s partner, as long as the children live at the same address. Nursery children are not eligible as sibling links. For applicants for places in year, the sibling link may be an older or younger child, with the exception of nursery class children.

3.    Children with an exceptional medical reason that means they can only attend that specific school (for example, where the child or one or both parents has a disability that means that the child can only go to one school).

•    Strong supporting evidence must be provided from a healthcare professional involved with the child.
•    The professional must be independent of both the family and the school.
•    The evidence must relate specifically to the school for which the application is being made and must clearly demonstrate why it is the only school that can meet the child's needs.

4.    Children living nearest to the school as measured in a straight line distance from a single fixed central point at the school to a point in the centre of the home address of the child, using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer or a suitable alternative geographical information system.

Parents/carers should note that admission into the nursery class of a school does not guarantee a Reception place in the main school. Allocation of Reception places does not take into account attendance at any specific nursery class or school.

Additional notes

•    In the event that more than one child has an equal right to an available place the place will be offered to the older child.
•    Parents/carers have two weeks to respond to an offer of a school place. If an acceptance is not received it may be assumed that a place is no longer required and the offer may be withdrawn.
•    Parents who share responsibility for the care of their child are expected to reach agreement to a school placement between them. In the event of a dispute the school will accept the application from the parent to whom the child benefit is paid.
•    You must give the child’s permanent address at the time of application. The address of childminders or other family members who may share in the care of your child must not be quoted as the home address.
•    If the child lives part of the week between two parents, the child’s address should be the address where the child lives (1) during the school week, or (2) with the parent who receives child benefit, if there is any dispute.

Waiting lists

Children who are refused a place will be kept on a waiting list for a maximum of one school term. Waiting lists are cleared termly and parents will need to re-apply if they still want to be considered for a place at that school. For applications for Reception places, waiting lists are kept until the end of December in the year of admission and will then be cleared.  Waiting lists will be ranked using the oversubscription criteria regardless of the date the application was received.

Right of appeal

Parents/carers who are refused a place for their child have a statutory right of appeal to an independent appeals panel. Please contact the School Appeals Team for information (phone 0191 277 7427 or email schoolappeals@newcastle.gov.uk). Information is also available at www.newcastle.gov.uk/admissions

Definitions


•    A Looked After Child is a child who is in the care of a local authority in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989 at the time the application for admission to school is made and whom the local authority has confirmed will still be looked after at the date of admission.
•    An Adoption Order is an order made under section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
•    A Child Arrangements Order (previously known as a Residence Order) is an order outlining the arrangements as to the person with whom the child will live.
•    A Special Guardianship Order is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian or guardians.
 
Admission Policy for West Denton Primary School (WDPS) for the academic year 2016/17

This Admissions policy has been formally adopted by the Governing Body of this school. In this school the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for determining the school’s admissions policy.

The number of places available in the Reception class 2016/17 is 45.

How and when to apply for places

All applications for school places must be made on Newcastle City Council’s school application form and returned to Newcastle City Council.

Applications for Reception places for September 2016 must be submitted by midday on 15 January 2016. Applications for school places in other year groups or after the start of the school year can be submitted at any time.

Late applications

Applications received after the closing date for admission into Reception will be classed as late and processed after all of the applications received on time.

Special Educational Needs

Children who have a statement of Special Educational Need (or an Education, Health and Care Plan) which names the school will be admitted to the school.

How places will be allocated

If there are enough places at the school then every applicant will be offered a place. If more applications are received than the number of places available, the following oversubscription criteria will be used in the order shown to decide which children will be allocated places.

1.    First priority for places will go to children who are currently looked after by a local authority (in care) and children who were previously looked after by a local authority and immediately afterwards became subject to an adoption, residence (child arrangements) order or special guardianship order.  Evidence of the appropriate order must be submitted before the closing date for applications.

2.    Second priority for places will go to children with an older brother or sister (a sibling) who will be attending the school on the date that the younger child will be admitted in September 2016. Sibling can be a brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent or carer’s partner, as long as the children live at the same address. Nursery children are not eligible as sibling links. For applicants for places in year, the sibling link may be an older or younger child, with the exception of nursery class children.

3.    Children with an exceptional medical reason that means they can only attend that specific school (for example, where the child or one or both parents has a disability that means that the child can only go to one school).

•    Strong supporting evidence must be provided from a healthcare professional involved with the child.
•    The professional must be independent of both the family and the school.
•    The evidence must relate specifically to the school for which the application is being made and must clearly demonstrate why it is the only school that can meet the child's needs.

4.    Children living nearest to the school as measured in a straight line distance from a single fixed central point at the school to a point in the centre of the home address of the child, using the Local Land and Property Gazetteer or a suitable alternative geographical information system.

Parents/carers should note that admission into the nursery class of a school does not guarantee a Reception place in the main school. Allocation of Reception places does not take into account attendance at any specific nursery class or school.

Additional notes

•    In the event that more than one child has an equal right to an available place the place will be offered to the older child.
•    Parents/carers have two weeks to respond to an offer of a school place. If an acceptance is not received it may be assumed that a place is no longer required and the offer may be withdrawn.
•    Parents who share responsibility for the care of their child are expected to reach agreement to a school placement between them. In the event of a dispute the school will accept the application from the parent to whom the child benefit is paid.
•    You must give the child’s permanent address at the time of application. The address of childminders or other family members who may share in the care of your child must not be quoted as the home address.
•    If the child lives part of the week between two parents, the child’s address should be the address where the child lives (1) during the school week, or (2) with the parent who receives child benefit, if there is any dispute.

Waiting lists

Children who are refused a place will be kept on a waiting list for a maximum of one school term. Waiting lists are cleared termly and parents will need to re-apply if they still want to be considered for a place at that school. For applications for Reception places, waiting lists are kept until the end of December in the year of admission and will then be cleared.  Waiting lists will be ranked using the oversubscription criteria regardless of the date the application was received.

Right of appeal

Parents/carers who are refused a place for their child have a statutory right of appeal to an independent appeals panel. Please contact the School Appeals Team for information (phone 0191 277 7427 or email schoolappeals@newcastle.gov.uk). Information is also available at www.newcastle.gov.uk/admissions

Definitions

•    A Looked After Child is a child who is in the care of a local authority in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989 at the time the application for admission to school is made and whom the local authority has confirmed will still be looked after at the date of admission.
•    An Adoption Order is an order made under section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.
•    A Child Arrangements Order (previously known as a Residence Order) is an order outlining the arrangements as to the person with whom the child will live.
•    A Special Guardianship Order is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian or guardians.

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