Admissions

All admissions into school are processed through the Primary Admissions Team of Sheffield City Council - Click here for more information

Admissions Code

It will apply to admission arrangements determined in 2018 for admission in school year 2018/19 and any future years. The Code applies to admissions to all maintained schools in England. It should be read alongside the School Admission Appeals Code and other guidance and law that affect admissions and admission appeals in England.

It is the responsibility of admission authorities to ensure that admission arrangements are compliant with this Code. Where a school is the admission authority, this responsibility falls to the Governing Body or Academy Trust.

Admission Arrangements to the School

Children can start school in the September after their 4th Birthday. Parents of four year olds have greater flexibility over choosing when their child can start school. The Governing Body, which is the admissions authority for this school, usually admits children at two points during the school year, which are September and January. To discuss other options, including part time options, please contact the Head teacher.

Admission Criteria

1) Children in Public Care (Looked After)

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) at the time of making an application to a school.

This includes children who were adopted under the Adoption Act 1976 (see section 12 adoption orders) and children who were adopted under the Adoption and Children’s Act 2002 (see section 46 adoption orders).

2) Children with EHC Plan

Any child that has an EHC plan at time of application that names Broomhill Infant School as a first choice will be considered a place. A Statement of Special Educational Need/EHC Plan is a statement made by the local authority under Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 specifying the special educational provision required for that child.

3) Sibling status

Where the child has a sibling attending the school at the time of admission. In addition, the attendance of an older sibling at our linked junior school (Nether Green Junior School) will be included.

4)  Proximity to School

Proximity of the child’s ordinary place of residence to the school, with those living nearer being accorded the higher priority. A determination of proximity is the distance measured by a straight line between the child's ordinary place of residence and the main entrance to the school building. 

Allocating places

The Admissions Committee of the Governing Body allocates places on the basis of Broomhill Infant School’s determined admission arrangements only, and a decision to offer or refuse admission is not made by one individual.