If you would like to visit the school before requesting a placement for your child with the Local Authority Admissions Team, please make an appointment with the office, who will be happy to show you around.
Below are the criteria for admissions at Becket Primary School.
We have a PAN of 30 children. If the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Need, or an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) where the school is named in the Statement or EH&C plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:
1. A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order (Including children whom were in state care outside of England). A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act (1989).
2. Children who are both living in the catchment area served by the school and have brothers or sisters of compulsory school age still attending the school at the time of their admission.
3. Other children living in the catchment area at the time of admission. The Council will assess applications from the address the parents are living at the closing date, and will reassess applications on the National Offer Date
4. Children who do not live in the catchment area served by the school but who have brothers or sisters of compulsory school age still attending the school at the time of their admission.
5. Other children whose parents have requested a place.
6. Children whose parents did not request a place by the closing date.
When choices have to be made between children satisfying the same criteria, children living nearest to the school measured by a straight line have priority. The line will be measured from the centre of the home address to the school using the national Ordnance Survey set points. If two measurements are the same, we will give priority to the child living nearest the school measured by the shortest walking route from the home address to the school’s main entrance. In the unlikely event the two walking routes measure the same distance, the place will be allocated using an independently verified random allocation process.
The ‘home address’ is the address of the primary carer of the child, as shown by who receives the Child Benefit.
Once the closing date has passed, the preferences cannot be altered – subject to any new Code of Practice changes.
Multiple births will be allocated a school together within the boundaries of Infant Class Size Legislation.
There will be no changes to the relevant area or community school catchment areas for the 2023/24 admissions round.
Prior to the start of compulsory education, every child is entitled to receive three terms of funded early years education. Children in Becket Primary School Nursery are entitled to a part time place for a maximum of 15 hours per week. Some children are entitled to 30 hours if their parents meet the qualifying criteria. Find out more about Nursery Funded Hours
They cannot usually join the Nursery until the start of the term which falls after their third birthday. Application forms can be obtained form the school office.
Apply for a place in Reception
When to apply:
For a school place at Becket Primary School in September 2023, you will need to apply to Derby City Council. You can make an application from 4 November 2022 until 13 January 2023.
For a school place at Becket Primary School in September 2024, you will need to apply to Derby City Council. You can make an application from November 2023 until January 2024.
If your request for places at your preferred schools are refused, this is usually because they received more applications than there were places available.
If your child has been refused a place at a school, they will automatically be placed on the waiting list for that school. The Admissions team can give you information on your waiting list position and which other schools may have places available.
You can also appeal the decision to refuse a place to your child at any of your preferred schools, and can appeal for more than one school at the same time. Your appeal will be heard by The Admission Appeal Panel, which is independent of the Council, you, and the school you are appealing for.
You can find more information here:Derby City Appeals
Apply to change infant, junior or primary school
If you would like your child to join us here at Becket, or if you wish to transfer your child to another school, you must do so by following the link below. It can take up to 15 working days to assess and process your application. You will receive a decision letter when the City Council have completed the request.
Apply for a child with a Statement of Special Needs or EHCP
The admissions process for children with a Statement of Special Needs or Education, Health and Care Plan is different.
DCC Contact Details:
Department: School Admissions Team