Admissions

Our admission number is currently 45 pupils in each year group, apart from Nursery, which has 26 places in the morning session and 26 places in the afternoon session.

St Helen's admits pupils in accordance with the Hartlepool Admissions Protocol, which is detailed below:

Admissions to nursery

If the school's nursery provision is oversubscribed, places will be allocated in accordance with the school's criteria.

Admission to a nursery attached to a primary school does not guarantee a place for your child in the reception class at that school. 

Children are usually admitted to nursery at the beginning of the term after their third birthday if there is space and parents wish it.  In some nurseries, however, the demand for places is high and children may have to wait one or two terms until a place becomes available.  Places are, however, available for all four year-olds.

Children are entitled to 15 hours a week.  Each nursery works differently - some of the school nurseries offer a fixed morning or afternoon place, other nurseries can be flexible and offer full days.  Please contact the school nursery to find out what they can offer.  You should contact the school direct to make enquiries about gaining a place for your child in the nursery.  A child attending nursery is not entitled to assistance with transport.

Free educational places are also available at approved private nurseries and approved childminders.  For further information parents should contact First Contact and Support Hub on 01429 284284.

Special Educational Needs

Children over 3 years of age with special educational needs will be admitted to a mainstream nursery with parental consent.  This is subject to agreement with the headteacher of the school concerned and subject to detailed discussions with parents and professionals involved to ensure that the needs of the particular child are met within the mainstream setting, some with additional support.  Over the last few years, mainstream nurseries have developed their skills and knowledge to meet the needs of children with significant special educational needs.

Admissions to Reception Class (Starting School)

For children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013

If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, he or she will be due to start primary school in September 2017.

The application period is between 14th November 2016 and 15th January 2017.  During w/c 14th November 2016 a letter inviting you to make an application will be issued to your child at their nursery school.  If your child is absent, or does not attend a private or mainstream nursery in Hartlepool, the letter will be posted to your home address. 

You can make your application on-line during this period*.  Before you submit your application, please read the Education in Hartlepool Booklet - 2017/2018 carefully.  The booklet provides information on the admissions process, key dates and lots of information which you may find useful.

To secure your child's place at primary school, you must submit your application (along with any supporting documents such as a baptism certificate) by 15th January 2017.  If your application is received after this deadline, we will treat it as late and deal with it after the applications which were received on time.

Please note:

  • we have now moved office to: Hartlepool CETL (Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning), Brierton Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 4BY
  • we may require you to submit proof of address, i.e. utility bill, proof of child benefit / tax credit on request

If you require any further information on starting school, please contact the School Admissions Team on 01429 523765 or e-mail: admissionsteam@hartlepool.gov.uk.

Admissions to Year 7 (Moving On to Secondary School)

For children born between 1st September 2005 and 31st August 2006

At the beginning of September 2016 the Admissions Team will visit all mainstream primary schools within the Borough of Hartlepool to talk to Year 6 pupils about moving up to secondary school.  During the visit, application letters will be given to all pupils in Year 6.  If your child is absent, or doesn't attend a mainstream school in Hartlepool, you will receive their letter by post.

The application period is between 1st September 2016 and 31st October 2016.  You can make your application on-line during this period*.  Before you submit your application, please read the Education in Hartlepool Booklet - 2017/2018 carefully.  The booklet provides information on the admissions process, key dates and lots of information which you may find useful.

To secure your child's place at secondary school, you must submit your application (along with any supporting documents such as a baptism certificate) by 31st October 2016.  If your application is received after this deadline, we will treat it as late and deal with it after the applications which were received on time.

If you require any further information on moving on to secondary school, please contact the School Admissions Team on 01429 523768 or e-mail:admissionsteam@hartlepool.gov.uk