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:
We’re consulting on some changes to our admission arrangements.
The consultation runs from 1 November 2021 to 12 December 2021. The final admission arrangements will be determined by 28 February 2022 and published by 15 March 2022.
We’re proposing the following changes:
Addition of oversubscription criteria for children of staff
Updated definition of home address to remain aligned with Hertfordshire CC and clarification definition of children of staff
Our full proposed admission arrangements for 2023-24 can be found on our school website: Here
Please send any response to email@example.com by 12 December 2021. Your responses will be taken into account when the admissions arrangements are determined.
For reception admissions and appeals please apply online here.
Submit your appeal by 4pm on 21st May 2021.
Admission appeals during COVID-19
Temporary regulations came into force in April 2020 to amend the School Admission Appeal Regulations 2012, to help admission authorities carry out appeals during the pandemic.
These temporary regulations will now remain in force until 30 September 2021 (the date was extended from 31 January 2021).
The key changes in place until 30 September include:
- Flexibility with panel hearings – when it’s not safe to meet face-to-face (in line with government guidance), hearings can take place remotely by telephone or video conference, or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing
- Amendments to deadlines – appellants must now be:
- given at least 28 calendar days’ written notice of a deadline for lodging an appeal
- given at least 14 calendar days’ written notice of an appeal hearing (although appellants can waive their right to this in writing)
- sent a decision letter within 7 calendar days of the hearing (or in the case of written submissions only, within 7 calendar days of the appeal panel making a decision), wherever possible
- Relaxation of rules around panel member numbers – if 1 of the 3 panel members withdraws (temporarily or permanently), the panel can continue with and conclude the appeal as a panel of 2
Charging and remissions policies back to the top
School contact details
Larkspur Primary School
Admissions Officer: Nichola Dean
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: Kerry McEwan
Chair of Governors: Sarah Edwards
SEND Co-ordinator: Ciara O’Connor
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.