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Scissett Middle School has made a temporary increase in the Published Admission Number (PAN) to admit 205 pupils in the 2017-18 academic year. From September 2018 onwards the PAN will then increase permanently to 195.
Pupils are admitted to the school in accordance with the Kirklees Admissions Policy for community and controlled schools 2016-17. This means that places are offered as follows for Scissett Middle School:
If there are fewer applicants than there are places available, everyone who applies will be offered a place. When there are more applicants than there are places available there has to be a way of deciding which children are offered places. This is done by having admission criteria, also known as over-subscription criteria, which are considered in order. The Kirklees admission criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools are:
Community and controlled schools will admit a child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs where the school is named on the statement.
The schools in the Denby Dale – Shelley area of Kirklees are organised in a “3-tier” system of first, middle and high schools with transfers between schools at ages 10 and 13. The first schools linked to Scissett Middle are shown below. Almost all children transfer from first schools to a middle school at age 10.
As this age of transfer only applies to the Denby Dale – Shelley area of Kirklees and to maintain continuity for children in the system there is an additional admission criterion specifically for children attending first schools
Scissett Middle School Feeder Schools are:
Birdsedge First School, Cumberworth CE(VA) First School, Denby CE(VA) First School, Flockton CE(VC) First School, Denby Dale First and Nursery School, Kaye's First & Nursery School, Scissett CE(VA) First School, Skelmanthorpe First & Nursery School, St Aidan's CE(VA) First School.