St John’s is the community school for Rishworth and seeks to meet the needs of the locality through co-operation with parents/guardians, the Local Education Authority
and the Diocese of Wakefield.

The policy aims to maximise, within the agreed accommodation limit, the number of children admitted to the school while maintaining the quality of their education by avoiding overcrowding in classrooms and premises, and overloading of teachers. The production of this policy has taken account of the school’s Mission Statement particularly in relation to the Christian principles and values on which the school is based.

Admissions to Reception class

A child may be admitted to the Reception class provided that their fifth birthday falls between 1st September of the year of admission and 31st August of the following year, both dates inclusive.
The number of children that can be admitted to the Reception Class each year is currently 20. This number has been calculated according to the capacity of the school, which the law defines and has been agreed with Calderdale LA.
The criteria below will be used in order of priority when allocating places.

Priority 1
A. Pupils who are in Public Care or children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they became adopted or became subject to a residence or special guardianship order.

Priority 2
A. Children with brothers and sisters registered as pupils of the school at the proposed date of admission AND whose parents regularly and frequently worship at St Bartholomew’s or St John’s Churches.
B. Children with brothers and sisters registered as pupils of the school at the proposed date of admission AND whose parents regularly and frequently worship at other Churches (within the parish) whose denomination is not necessarily Church of England. (In all cases a supporting letter from the Parish Priest will be required as evidence)
C. Children with brothers and sisters registered as pupils of the school at the proposed date of admission.

Priority 3
A. Children whose parents regularly and frequently worship at St Bartholomew’s or St John’s Churches.
B. Children whose parents regularly and frequently worship at other Churches (within the parish) whose denomination is not Church of England.
(In all cases a supporting letter from the Parish Priest will be required as evidence required.)

Priority 4
Proximity of the child’s house to the school, as measured by a straight line measurement from the pupil’s home to the closest designated school gate. Distances will be calculated using the LA’s Geographical Information System. To
ensure consistency applies, all measurements will be carried out by the LA’s GIS system and no other method of measuring distance will be considered. Each property has a coordinate taken from Ordnance Survey ADDRESS-POINT
data. This is the point which distance measurements will be taken from.

Here is a copy of our current Prospectus 2017-18 for downloading. (This is a very large file!)

Expression of Interest

If you would like to express an interest in your child attending St John’s Primary School, please fill in the form below.

Please note that an expression of interest does not guarantee a place at St John’s Primary School.

You will automatically be sent an application pack including a prospectus during the Autumn Term before your child is old enough to start school.