Crabtree Junior School

Crabtree Lane
Harpenden
Herts AL5 5PU
Tel: 01582 623501
Fax: 01582 623455

Headteacher: Mr Ian Pattrick
admin@crabtreejm.herts.sch.uk

Admissions

welcome

Crabtree Academy Trust
Crabtree Junior School is an academy school within the Crabtree Academy Trust (the Trust) (www.crabtreeacademytrust.co.uk). The Trust is the Admitting Authority for Crabtree Junior School and is responsible for setting the rules by which children will be admitted to the school.  As Admitting Authority the Crabtree Academy Trust currently maintains the same admissions arrangements as those applied by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) for community schools.  Specifically the oversubscription criteria applied are the same as those applied by HCC.

More details of the admissions arrangements for entry in the 2016/17 admissions year are detailed in the link below:

pdf Crabtree Academy Trust determined admissions arrangements

pdf Explanatory notes

pdf Timetable of coordinated admissions scheme

Admission Appeals and Reviews are administered by Hertfordshire County Council. The timetable for 2017 appeals is published below:

pdf School Admission Appeals Timetable

Summary
Crabtree Junior School is a community primary school for children aged 7-11.  Each year group has two classes, with a maximum of 32 pupils in each class.  The majority of places are taken up by pupils from our linked Infants’ school, but each year we welcome a number of pupils who come from other local schools or who are new to the area. 

For the avoidance of doubt, all parents/carers seeking a place for their child at Crabtree Junior School must complete the Common Application Form even if the child already attends Crabtree Infants’ School.  There is no automatic transition, although the linked school status is relevant when applying the oversubscription criteria.

All admissions, including 'In Year' admissions, are dealt with centrally by the County Admissions Team. Application forms are available from the school or by contacting 0300 123 4043.

The admissions process for Year 3 places for September 2015 is detailed in the Trust's determined admissions rules (as detailed in the link above).

Key dates for 2016/17

Applications Open
7 November 2016
Closing date for online applications to be submitted to the LA
15 January 2017
Statutory deadline for receipt of paper applications
15 January 2017
Offers made
18 April 2017
Date by which parents/carers may accept or reject place offered
2 May 2017
Date by which parents/carers return appeal forms
19 May 2017, 4pm

 

Visits
Choosing the right school is an important decision.  We encourage parents to visit the school prior to completing the Junior Admissions application form.  Children moving into the Harpenden area are encouraged to visit with their parents.  To arrange a visit, please telephone the School Office. 

We hold an Open Evening in the summer term, during which an information session is held for new pupils and their parents to meet the teachers and find out more about moving up to the Junior School.  In the summer before they join, all pupils are invited to spend part of a day with their new class teacher.