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The Rydal Academy

The Rydal Academy

Admissions

School Admissions

Current pupil admission numbers are 90 per cohort except Year 4 and 5.

Cohort

Admission limit

Nursery

78 (Maximum Session Number)

Reception

90

Year 1

90

Year 2

90

Year 3

90

Year 4

90

Year 

90

Year 6

90

All admissions are managed by Darlington Borough Council and admissions forms can be downloaded from the Darlington Borough Council website or requested from the admissions team on: 

Admissions Team
Town Hall
Darlington
Co Durham
DL1 5QT

email: schools.admissions@darlington.gov.uk
tel: 01325 405907/405909

In Year Application Form.pdf Admission or transfer forms can also be collected from the school office.

Once you have completed the admission form and returned it to Darlington Borough Council they will forward the form onto the Headteacher.

The Headteacher will then arrange a date and time for you to come in and have a look round the school with your child. At this appointment you will be given a start date and a pack of forms to fill in that the school require to put your child on roll at this school.

Admissions Criteria 

After the admission of children with an Education, Health and Care Plan where The Rydal Academy is named on the plan, and where the number of applicants is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below, in the following order:

(i)   Looked After Children
(ii)  Medical Reasons
(iii) Family Links
(iv) Distance
 

Longfield Academy Trust Admissions Policy June 2015.pdf

Nursery Admissions 

In line with Local Authority guidelines children start Nursery the term after their third birthday. However, if spaces are available children are invited to start Nursery from their third birthday. They are invited for a visit with their families before starting. The initial length of the sessions can be varied according to the need of each individual child.  

Nursery Application Form.pdf 

Reception Admissions

New starters in Reception follow a programme of induction, which begins towards the end of their Nursery education.  Children have a half day visit to our Reception class prior to their September start date.  Parents are also invited to an induction meeting.  At the start of the Autumn term all new starters begin school on day one with a half day session and graduate to full day sessions from day two, initial length of the sessions can be varied according to the need of each individual child.​

School Leavers

We are always sad to say farewell to children and families from our school community and value any feedback with regard to experiences of the service the school provides.  We would ask parents to complete an exit questionnaire (see below) before leaving the school.  Should you require any guidance around the school transfer process please ask at the office.

Leavers Questionnaire.pdf

Data Protection (Consent / Contact Forms)

During admission to the school we send out consent and data checking forms for confirmation of details and signature as part of the school induction pack. Under the terms of the Data protection Act 1998 school must ensure that the information held about young people is accurate and up to date. We request any change of details be forwarded to the office staff as soon as possible. School also sends a Fair Processing Notice which explains about data held on your child/ren.  ​

Data Protection Policy.pdf​