Admissions

School Prospectus 2022-23

Admission to Community and Voluntary Controlled School

The policy on admissions to community and voluntary controlled schools is determined by the Local Authority following consultation with governing bodies.  The administration of admissions is the responsibility of the Admissions Team of Family Services based in County Hall.  From September 2001, Infant Class Size legislation came into force and all Reception Year, Year 1 and Year 2 classes will not normally exceed a maximum of 30.  Dimple Well Infant School & Nursery has a current published admission number of 60 per year group.  26 Nursery places are available in the morning and the same number in the afternoon.

The Admissions Policy

EOCT Admissions Policy 2022-23

EOCT Admissions Policy 2023-24

EOCT Admissions Policy 2024-25

If the number of preferences received for a school does not exceed the Annual Admission Number, all preferences will be met.  However, if there are more applications for admission to a school than there are places available, preference will be given to children as listed in the admissions policy above.

In all categories, when decisions have to be made between children satisfying the same criteria, children living nearest to the school, measured as the crow flies, have priority.  This Admissions Policy also applies to Nursery applications.

Full details of the Local Authority policy on admissions are given in the “Guide for Parents”.  This is available in all schools and at County Hall, Wakefield.  Full time admissions must be dealt with by the Local Authority Admissions Department (telephone 01924 305616).  

Wakefield Council Admissions

EOCT & Ossett Academy – proposed changes to admissions policy for the school year 2025-2026

Please see the documents below regarding proposed changes to Ossett Academy’s admissions and the EOCT admissions policy. Any responses to the consultation should be sent to headteacher@dimplewell.wakefield.sch.uk by the deadline of 22.01.2024

Consultation Letter

Proposed Policy

Proposed PAN Consultation Letter