Haworth Primary School

Part of Bronte Academy Trust

Rawdon Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 8DW

01535642359

office.haworth@bronteacademytrust.org.uk

Admissions

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

In Year Transfers

Education and Learning administer all in year transfers on our behalf.  However if you would like to look round school and have an informal discussion, please telephone school for an appointment- 01535 642359

If you wish to contact School Admissions, their contact no is 01274 439200

 

Admission to Reception Class - September each year

Education and Learning issue an application pack each year around November time to parents of children who will be aged 5 during the next academic year, ready to start school the following September. 

If you would like to leave your details with us so that we can contact you when you are due to apply for your child to start school - please phone us on  01535 642359 or email the school office at office@haworth.bradford.sch.uk

 

Admission to Nursery 

In Nursery we are able to provide a flexible offer for sessions, with both morning, afternoon and full day provision. All children are entitled to the free 15 hour places and eligible parents are also able to take up the 30 hr offer. The links below provide information about the eligibility criteria for the 30 hour offer. 

DFE Guidance for Nursery hours 

Pre School Alliance 30 hour Offer Information 

So what is the 30 hours free childcare deal?

In a nutshell, many working parents of 3 to 4-year-olds in England will be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare - rather than the current 15 hours. 30 hours free childcare is only for 38 weeks per year (term time only) .

When will it start?

September 2017 

Will my child get it?

Not necessarily as not everyone is eligible. But everyone will still receive the 15 hours free childcare that is currently available.   

Eligibility rules for 30 hours free childcare:  

  • Your child will be aged 3 or 4 when the scheme starts   
  • Both parents must be working - or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family 
  • Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage  
  • Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000
  • You live in England  

How much is the equivalent of 16 hours at National Minimum Wage?

It depends on your age. For this scheme, the minimum amount will always reflect the lowest hourly rate that a person of your age can legally be paid. Therefore, currently for a parent aged 21-24, you'd need to earn a weekly average of at least £111.20. For a parent aged 25+, you'd need to earn a weekly average of at least £115.20. 

What if one parent in a couple isn't working?

This is basically a scheme to help working parents, so families where one parent doesn't work, or both parents don't work, will usually not be eligible for these additional 15 hours. However, if one parent isn't working because they're an official carer (eg receiving benefits relating to being a carer) or they are receiving disability benefits, and the other parent is working, then the Government has stated it "intends to make provision" to support these families.  There is also additional entitlement if the parent normally works but is temporarily away from the workplace, for example on statutory sick pay, statutory maternity, paternity or adoption leave.     

What if you are self-employed or on a zero hours contract?

You will be eligible if you (or both of you in a couple) earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours at the National Minimum Wage.  

What if one parent loses their job?

There will be a short "grace period" - although this hasn't yet been defined - allowing parents to have a chance to find new employment. 

For more information visit:

https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk  

Current admission arrangements for Haworth Primary School Nursery

The following are the current admission arrangements for Haworth Primary School Nursery. If you require any assistance with an application, please contact the School Office and we will be happy to help.

The following steps need to be followed should you wish your child to attend our Nursery:

       1. Contact the School Office on 01535 642359, to register your child as requiring a place at Nursery for a particular academic                
year. You will be asked to complete an application form, which will be kept on file. No further action is needed by parents                  and carers at this stage.  
       2.  Around the February before your child is due to start Nursery in the subsequent September,  you will receive a letter to                     confirm that you still require a place and to ask your preference for the hours that you require. You will be asked to                           complete 
a confirmation form, which must be returned to school along with your child’s birth certificate and a                                     current utility bill, with proof of address. There will be a deadline given to ensure that all documents are returned efficiently.
           These applications are then collected and places offered following the School’s criteria:
                    Looked after children
                    Siblings
                    Distance from the School to your home address in a straight line

       3.  Parents/carers are then informed in writing if they have been successful in securing a place within Nursery and the                            sessions we are able to offer.  

If you are successful in obtaining a Nursery place for your child, you will be required to return the acceptance slip by a stated deadline (if this deadline passes, the place may be offered to another family). You then be invited to a welcome meeting, where we will go through all of the general Nursery routines and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions. At the welcome meeting, you will be given dates for pre-visits along with your child's start date. Please note that we always use a staggered start system, to ensure that the children start their Nursery experience in small groups.  Before September, the Nursery closes for a full day to allow all of the new families and children to visit together; become familiar with the setting and meet the Nursery team.

If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a Nursery place for your child:
You will receive a letter advising you that you have been unsuccessful in obtaining a place. You can arrange to be placed on a waiting list; the School will then inform you at a later date if a place should become available. A slip will be sent with the letter to return to school to state that you wish to be placed on the waiting list. If more than one name is on the waiting list, the School’s admissions criteria will be followed.


Please note, that obtaining a place in Nursery does not automatically mean that your child has secured admission to one of our Reception classes the following year.