Lees Brook Community School is an Academy which is part of the Northworthy Trust. It is an Enhanced Resource School with places for 20 students with General Learning Difficulties. Lees Brook does not select on the basis of ability.
Our Published Admissions Number (the number of places in each year group) is 219.
Applications for a place at Lees Brook Community School in September 2018 should be made by stating the school as a preference on the Derby City Education Authority common application form. This form must be returned to Derby City Council by the closing date of 31st October 2017.
Where applications exceed the number of places available in the appropriate year group (after the admission of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs where Lees Brook is named in the Statement), the following criteria are applied by the Governing Body Admissions Committee in the order set out below:
1. Children who are looked after (in the care of or accommodated by Derby City Council or another local authority). See note below.
2. Children who are both living in the normal area served by the school and have brothers or sisters still attending the school at the time of their admission.
3. Other children living in the normal area at the time of admission.
4. Children who do not live in the normal area served by the school but who have brothers or sisters attending the school at the time of their admission.
5. Other children whose parents have stated Lees Brook Community School as a preference on the common application form.
6. Children whose parents stated Lees Brook Community School as a preference on the common application form but did not return the form to Derby City Education Authority by the closing date.
In categories 2 to 5, when choices have to be made between children satisfying the same criteria, children living nearest to the school, measured by a straight line between their residence and the school, have priority. In category 6, places will be allocated in the same order of priority as for categories 2 to 5. Where children in category 6 have equal priority, places will be allocated to those living nearest to the school, measured by a straight line between the home address and the school.
a) The Governing Body Admissions Committee reserves the right to verify information and, if misrepresentation is confirmed, refuse or cancel the place.
b) The Governors will not consider more than one application on behalf of the same student in a single academic year unless the Admissions Committee considers there is a significant change in the particular circumstances of that student.
Notification: Parents will be notified of the governors’ decision about whether or not a place has been offered on 1st March 2018.
Right of Appeal
Should the Governing Body Admissions Committee be unable to offer places to all students who have applied the parents/guardians will have the right to appeal to:
The Clerk to the Governors, The Independent Appeals Panel, C/o Lees Brook Community School, Morley Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 4QX
If the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, the school will then keep a waiting list of children who have not been offered places. The children will be listed according to the priority order established at the time of admission.
Applications Made Outside of the Normal Round of Admissions
An application for a place can be made at any point during the school year by stating Lees Brook Community School as a preference on the common application form obtained from and returned to Derby City Council. The Governing Body Admissions Committee will consider the application against the above criteria and a place will be offered by Derby City Council if one is available.
Looked After Children
When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the school is named in the Statement, priority for admission will be given to any 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. 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).