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At Hallam we have retained the Local Authority’s admissions policy. If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

The school admits children to the school by using the criteria set down in their brochure ‘A Partnership with Parents’. Normally priority is given to children who live with parents or guardians within the catchment area of the school.


Foundation Stage


Parents are welcome to visit at any time. When a place is offered, introductory visits are arranged between home and school.


We aim to provide a happy and secure environment in which every child can experience a wide variety of learning opportunities as well as being able to play co-operatively alongside and with other children. The planned Foundation Stage curriculum builds upon the skills and understanding which each child has already acquired, and develops them in all areas of their learning and development, including social, emotional, physical and intellectual.



Key Stage 1 and 2


Children move into Year 1 in the September following their admission into the Foundation classes.


Children continue to move through the year groups each September until they are ready to transfer at the end of Year 6 into secondary education.


Any parent wishing to visit the school before applying for admission for their child is more than welcome to do so. Please phone for an appointment.


When your child starts at our school you will be invited to attend a pre admissions meeting. Here you will be asked to complete a detailed admission form and receive important information about the school. Please bring along with you your child’s birth certificate or passport and completed admission form.




Hallam Primary School will ensure it meets its duties under the Schools Admissions Code of Practice by:

  • Not refusing admission for a child that has named the school in their EHC plan.
  • Adopting fair practices and arrangements in accordance with the Schools Admission Code for the admission of children without an EHC plan.
  • Considering applications from parents of children who have SEND but do not have an EHC plan.
  • Not refusing admission for a child who has SEND but does not have an EHC plan because the school does not feel able to cater for those needs.
  • Not refusing admission for a child on the grounds that they do not have an EHC plan.



The school  retains the Local Authority’s oversubscription criteria as follows:


  1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After children
  2. Catchment area & Sibling (where the sibling is attending at the point of admission)
  3. Catchment area
  4. Sibling (non-catchment)
  5. Other applications


The above criteria will only be applied if the school is oversubscribed.



Families who have not been allocated a place at Hallam may appeal the Local Authority decision.  Families can access further information from the appeals document below or contact the Admissions team at Sheffield City Council directly on 0114 2735766  or by emailing


Appeals for in-year places are held all year round and should be heard within 30 days of the appeal being received by the Local Authority. Appeals for places in FS2 are generally held after the May Bank Holiday and will be heard within 40 days.  Parents should receive at least 10 days notice from the Local Authority once and appeals hearing has been set.