The Academy has adopted the local authority’s policy for admissions and applications for places at Goldthorpe Primary Academy will be made in accordance with the ‘Co- ordinated Admission Arrangements’ which forms part of the Local Authority’s (LA) published admission arrangements.
Applications must be made on the common application form (CAF) which is provided by the Local Authority. Full details can be found by clicking the following link:- https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/children-families-and-education/schools-and-learning/school-admissions-and-transfers/primary-school-places/
Any parent wishing to consider Goldthorpe Primary Academy for their child can contact the Academy for an appointment with the Head of Academy to look around.
Parents / carers, if they wish, have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel if they are dissatisfied with an admissions decision of the Academy. The appeal panel will be independent of the Academy. The arrangements for appeals will be in line with the School Admission Appeals Code published by the Department for Education. The decision of the panel is binding on all parties.
To request an Appeal Form please contact the Academy using the following link: https://www.goldthorpepa.org.uk/contact/
Parents can only appeal once for any academic year unless there has been a change in circumstances relevant to the application.
Behaviour and Exclusions
Exam & Assessment Results
Please see our Curriculum pages Curriculum Overview – Goldthorpe Primary Academy (goldthorpepa.org.uk)
Special Education Needs and Disabilities
The Government introduced changes to The Children and Families Act in March 2014 to improve services for children and young people and their families. These changes will make sure there is a greater “integration between educational provisions and training provision, health and social care provision, where this would promote wellbeing and improve the quality of provision for disabled young people and those with SEN”.
The ‘Local Offer’ enables families to access and get support from a range of local agencies, from the Local Authority, health services, schools, leisure services and the voluntary sector. The offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care.
At Goldthorpe Primary Academy we are committed to providing an inclusive education for all our children. This means that any child who may have Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND) will have access to additional or specialist support throughout their life at our academy.
Our Senco works closely with the class teacher, the child and parents to ensure the correct support is given.
Support may be given in a number of ways, which may include :
- Working within a smaller group with differentiated learning goals
- Working with 1-1 support
- Special intervention groups
- Pastoral care groups
For those children with more complex needs, we work alongside outside agencies, healthcare & other educational professionals. The academy may also be given additional funding to ensure that those children continue to have extra support whilst at school. If a child has severe / complex / lifelong needs, they may need more targeted support and this will be specified on an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).
Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO)
Mrs Kay Wake
If you need to contact Mrs K Wake, please email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
For Barnsley SEND Local Offer click here
Child Protection & Safeguarding
PE & Sports Premium
Trust Statutory Governance and Policy
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