The local authority is responsible for placing children with an EHC plan in special schools.  Redgate Primary academy is a 50 place setting for children aged between 3yrs to 11 yrs. At the moment, we are oversubscribed by 4 places.

New Pupil Entry Procedures:

All pupils at Redgate Primary Academy have an Education, Health and Care Plan.

Pupil places are allocated through the Integrated children's disability service at Nottinghamshire County Council. If a request for a place is to be made, contact with ICDS must be made.

Prior to entry:

  • Tour of the school.
  • ICDS will consult with school to enquire about places and suitability
  • School to contact parents and current placement to arrange a visit.
  • Member of staff visit to current placement and to check assessment information.
  • Transition programme set up with parents, current placement and Redgate Primary Academy.

Transitions Programme:

  • Tailored to each individual child,
  • Some pupils will require a longer transition than others,
  • Transitions will always be arranged with the parents and staff at the current placement,
  • Transitions visits will be supported by staff from the current placement,
  • Visits will increase in duration and frequency as the programme progresses.

Within seven weeks of entry:

  • An assessment of the child’s ability will be carried out.
  • Pupil interim targets for the year ahead will be set (in line with their EHCP).

Within the first term:

  • A new starter meeting for parents will be scheduled to discuss settling in.

Visits to the school for prospective students are welcome, however, please be aware that to book a visit your child must either have an EHCP or be in the process of applying for one. Please contact the school office to book a viewing. 

Click on the link which will take you to the Nottinghamshire County Council website where you should find all the necessary information about admissions to schools.

Nottinghamshire County Council website


Information on appeals

Guidance for Parents and Carers of Infant Age Children 2019-20 (PDF)

Primary Appeals Timetable 2019 (PDF)

Academies Appeal Form (Word document)