National Offer Day in Kirklees – your top 5 questions answered

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Children's wellington boots - National Offer Day for primary schoolcThey’re newborns one minute, at school the next, all in the blink of an eye. If your child is due to start school, or move to junior or middle school, in September you’ll find out which one they’ve got into this Monday (18 April 2016).

We know it can be an emotional time so we’ve answered your top 5 questions about National Offer Day in Kirklees so you’re all prepared.
If you have more questions please visit our web pages about primary school and junior/middle school places.

1. How and when will I find out?

We’ll email you on Monday 18 April (national offer day) to tell you which school you’ve been offered a place at. If you can’t wait for the email you can log into the Kirklees Parent Portal from 00:30 on Monday morning to find out. Make sure you’ve got your username and password ready to login with; you can reset it if you’ve forgotten.

You’ll also get a confirmation letter in the post; it’ll be with you on Monday or Tuesday. We’re sorry but we can’t tell you over the phone which school you’ve been offered.

2. Will my child have got a place at our first choice of school?

You’ll automatically get your first choice of school if there are fewer children than there are places. But if a school is oversubscribed then the admission criteria are used.

If your child didn’t qualify for a place at any of your preferred school(s), the school allocated is your catchment school or, if this is full, the nearest school with available places.

3.What if my child doesn’t get a place at any of our choices?

The vast majority of children get a place at one of the schools they applied to. But if you’re not happy with the offer made and want to look at an alternative please contact Kirklees Pupil Admissions (details below) for details of schools with vacancies.

4. Can I appeal?

You have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel for any school(s) where a place has been refused. You can appeal online or request for appeal papers to be sent out. All appeals need to be back with us by Tuesday 17 May 2016. More information about appeals for primary and junior/middle school places is on our website.

5. Do I need to accept my place if I am happy with it?

No. If you’re happy with the offer then you don’t need to do anything. The head teacher will contact you about arrangements, including your child’s start date.

To request a list of schools with vacancies or discuss an appeal please contact Pupil Admissions (from Mon 18 April onwards).
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