Consultation on Bishop Lonsdale CE Primary School & Nursery Admission Arrangements for September 2025
Following the publication of the new School Admissions Code 2021 , the governing body of Bishop Lonsdale CE Primary School & Nursery are currently consulting on the school admissions policy for September 2025. The admissions policy has been adapted to ensure we are fully compliant with the new School Admissions Code (2021). There have been changes to the school’s oversubscription criteria and the following has been removed at the request of the Derby Diocese Board of Education:
- Children of regular worshippers at the Parish Church of St. Luke who live outside the area formally covered by the Parish.
- Children of regular worshippers at other Parish Churches where the parish has no Church Aided School.
- Children of regular worshippers of other Christian denominations who live within the area formally covered by the Parish of St. Luke. (as defined by the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland).
- Children of regular worshippers of other faiths who live within the area formally covered by the Parish of St. Luke.
The consultation period commenced on 2nd October and will run until 24th November 2023. During this time, individuals and organisations are invited to express their views and any concerns about the proposed admissions policy for Bishop Lonsdale CE Primary School & Nursery.
In addition, the policy has also been updated and refers to the Admissions Appeal Code 2022 rather than the Admissions Appeal Code 2012, as per previous policies.
The proposed Admissions Policy for the 2025/26 academic year is available to download here: http://www.bishoplonsdale.derby.sch.uk/web . If you require a hard copy, please contact the school office on 01332 344795.
If you require a hard copy, please contact the school office on: 01629 812 322
In accordance with statutory DfE guidance, the consultation will run for at least six weeks and, as an interested party at Bishop Lonsdale CE Primary School & Nursery, we are keen to hear your views; therefore, we invite you to participate in the consultation if you have any concerns regarding the matter.
All responses to the consultation should be made in writing and submitted before 12 noon on Friday 24th November 2023 to: Admissionsconsultation@ddat.org.uk.
If you wish to submit any correspondence by hand or by post to the school, please mark the correspondence:
FAO DDAT Consultation Team,
C/O Bishop Lonsdale CE Primary School & Nursery,
St Albans Road,