Policy Statement

Lyndhurst School welcomes pupils of all faiths, cultures, races and family backgrounds. We are happy to admit a pupil with a disability as long as both parents and school conclude that we can provide appropriately for the child’s specific needs. The school seeks to ensure that disabled prospective pupils are not treated less favourably or unfairly in the admissions process and will take reasonable steps to avoid putting disabled pupils at a substantial disadvantage in matters of admission.

Lyndhurst School welcomes applications for admission from all sections of society and is non-discriminatory in line with the Equality Act (2010) and Equal Opportunities Policy. This applies to all pupils (including those in our EYFS setting), and includes inappropriate discrimination on the grounds of: gender; age; religion or belief; physical ability or disability; learning ability; other special educational needs or academic or sporting ability; race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, family, cultural or linguistic background); marital status and civil partnership; sex; sexual orientation; trade union membership; part-time and fixed-term working; gender reassignment; pregnancy and maternity. These factors are taken into account in the care of our community members so that care is sensitive to different needs.

Lyndhurst School is committed to ensuring that the Admissions Register is maintained in accordance with Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006. From the beginning of the first day on which the school has agreed or been informed that the pupil will attend the school, an entry will be made in the school’s Admissions Register in line with the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006.

Lyndhurst School reserves the right to refuse entry and progress into any year from Reception to Year 6 if the school’s structure, in the opinion of the Headmaster and teachers, does not meet the educational, pastoral and social needs of the pupil concerned.

Parents have the right to appeal against an unsuccessful application using the school’s Complaints Procedure. The way in which Lyndhurst School deals with pupil exclusion and removal is set out in the Behaviour and Sanctions Policy. Therefore, this Admissions Policy should be read in conjunction with the School’s Behaviour and Sanctions Policy.