Admissions

Introduction

Putteridge High School is part of the Chiltern Learning Trust, who is responsible for consulting on and determining our admission arrangements.

Luton Borough Council process admission applications on our behalf, please complete the required application form available by clicking here here or telephone the Admissions Helpline: 01582 548016.

Please see below for our Admission Arrangements for in-year admissions and for next year’s intake into Year 7 in September 2019:

In-year Admissions

Please apply to Luton Borough Council’s Admissions Team if you would like a place at Putteridge High School this academic year in year groups 7 -11:

Should there be more applications than places available, the following criteria will be used to allocate places. In accordance with the Education Act 1996, children with a Statement of SEN or an EHC Plan are required to be admitted to the school named in the Statement/Plan. Thereafter, the following priorities will apply:

1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order.

2. Pupils living in the catchment area of the school.

3. On medical grounds supported by medical evidence.

4. Brothers and sisters of pupils attending the school when the pupil starts at the school.

5. Children of staff who work at the school.

6. On the shortest distance, measured in a straight line, between the main entrance of the school site and the pupil’s home address, with those living closer to the school being accorded higher priority.

Please see Luton Admissions Team, In Year School Transfer Guide for more information and the definitions for each criterion, available by clicking here  which will take you to the relevant web page.

Determination of Admission Arrangements for September 2019

If you would like your son/daughter to be considered for a place at Putteridge High School for the new intake into Year 7 in September 2019, please apply via your home local authority for a place (i.e. if you live in Luton, please apply to Luton Borough Council). The national closing date for on time secondary school applications is 31st October 2018. Please see the documents below for details of Putteridge High School’s admission arrangements for September 2019.

Admissions Arrangements - for further details please click here

Catchment Area List - for further details please click here

We take a pride in being a very welcoming and inclusive school to all new members of our school community.  If you are a parent of a student of secondary age (11-16) and you want to know more about what it would be like to be part of our community, you are very welcome to make an appointment to look around our school.  In order to do this please telephone Mrs Pitchford on 01582 544075. It is always a pleasure to show visitors around - the general comment from visitors is that everyone (adults and young people) appears to get on so well together with a real sense of belonging to a community.

Once you have decided that Putteridge is the right place for your child, you will then need to make an application to the Luton Borough Council’s School Admissions Team. They can be contacted on:  01582 548016 or click here to go to the admissions website:

As soon as we receive your application from the Local Authority we will arrange a start date for your son/daughter.  We are conscious of how difficult it can be to be "the new student" in school and we therefore introduce new students gradually into the school and always ensure that they have some "buddies"  to take care of them whilst they find their feet. Throughout the whole process you, as a family, will have the support of your child's Head of House and Pastoral Leader. They will do everything they can to ensure that a mid-year transfer to Putteridge is as smooth and successful as possible.

For more information about a mid-year transfer, please contact Mrs Pitchford on 01582 544075