Statutory InformationWhat schools must publish online
Admission arrangements back to the top
Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the governing bodies of all maintained schools to admit a child with a statement of special educational needs that names their school. Schools must also admit children with an EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan that names the school.
If there are fewer applications than places available at a school all applicants will be admitted. If there are more applications than places available, the criteria outlined below (in the pdf documents) will be used to prioritise applications.
Read the full Larkspur Academy determined admission arrangements:
For reception admisions and appeals please apply online here.
Admissions Arrangements Consultation 2022-23
As a result of the latest DfE advice on admissions arrangements, HCC are wishing to change their admissions criteria for 2022-23 and as we use the same criteria, but are now an Academy, we are required to consult stakeholders.
The consultation runs from 26 October 2020 to 6 December 2020. The final admission arrangements will be determined by 28 February 2021 and published by 15 March 2021.
We’re proposing the following changes to clarify the wording of our admission arrangements for 2022-23.
- To amend the wording and definition of ‘Rule 5 – Nearest School’ for infant, first, primary, junior and middle schools to:
Children for whom it is the nearest school or academy. This includes all schools except those which allocate places on the basis of faith (membership or practice) before allocating on the basis of distance/location.
- To clarify our policy on twins and multiple births by amending the definition to:
The school will admit over the school’s published admission number when a single twin/multiple birth child is allocated a place at a school.
Our full proposed admission arrangements for 2022-23 can be found here
Please send any response to email@example.com by 6th December, 2020. Your responses will be taken into account when the admissions arrangements are determined.
Charging and remissions policies back to the top
School complaints procedure back to the top
Handling complaints during the coronavirus (COVID-19 outbreak)
In line with government guidance the school is not expected to handle new or existing complaints while we are closed. The school will still engage with parents and pupils where we can, however complaints can be considered once the government confirms schools can safely reopen
School contact details
Larkspur Primary School
Admissions Officer: Mrs Christine Rose
Parents are welcome to visit the school for a tour, please contact the school office to arrange a time.
Telephone: 01920 411 000
Head of School: Mrs Kerry McEwan
Chair of Governors: Mrs Sarah Edwards
SEND Co-ordinator: Mrs Amanda Rolph
If you would like to contact any of us, please contact the school by phone, email, post or in person.
Data Protection Officer
The Data Protection Officer is responsible for overseeing data protection within the School
so if you do have any questions in this regard, please do contact them on the information
Data Protection Officer: Judicium Consulting Limited
Address: 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE
Telephone: 0203 326 9174
Lead Contact: Craig Stilwell
Requests for paper copies back to the top
We pride ourselves on being environmentally friendly and would like to avoid unnecessary printing wherever possible. However, should you need a paper copy of the information on this website, please contact our office on 01920 411 000 or pop in to reception and we will be happy to help you.
Performance tables back to the top
A link to the Department for Education’s website for Larkspur Primary School www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/117275
Special educational needs (SEN) and disability information back to the top
For information on SEN provision at Larkspur Primary please visit our Inclusion page.
You can find some additional information by following the links below:
Hertfordshire’s SEND Local Offer: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/about-the-local-offer.aspx
Below are a few useful Links:
Independent Parent Special Education Advice www.ipsea.org.uk/
Information and contact details on advice, assessment and support services for children, parents and providers who support them: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/about-the-council/contact-us/contact-childrens-services-or-schools.aspx
Values and ethos back to the top
Larkspur Vision and Values
At Larkspur Primary Academy, our core values of care, honesty, determination, respect, responsibility and appreciation will permeate school life and enable our children to feel happy and confident within a safe and supportive community. Along with these, the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs, are embedded within our school. We will all work together: nurturing our children to be resilient and offering the very best education. By building a challenging and engaging curriculum, underpinned by a strong, positive learning culture, we will ensure that every child is able to become a lifelong learner, independently striving to succeed.