Brockmoor Primary School is a two form entry school catering for pupils from 3-11 years, that is situated within the borough of Dudley in the heart of the Black Country. The school has served the local community since 1887 and many families have attended the school for several generations. Brockmoor is an area that faces many challenges for its young people, but equally demonstrates a strong community spirit and the pupils, parents and staff are justly proud of our diverse heritage.
Currently under new leadership, the school can offer a brand new Nursery setting that offers wraparound care. We have a close working relationship with our onsite Specialist Nursery Unit that gives provision for 20 places with SEYS support.
We offer daily breakfast and after school clubs and a sunshine club each Thursday
for toddlers. There are after school sports clubs such as netball and football and a programme of Forest School activities.
Brockmoor School is firmly committed to providing a safe nurturing environment that promotes learning for all and building a sense of community cohesion while working in partnership with other schools across the borough.
We are on a rapid school improvement journey to ensure that more of our school is at least 'Good.'
You will already see that OFSTED has noted areas of strength such as the care and safeguarding of our pupils.
We are clear on what we are doing to improve and cannot do this single-handedly. We are fortunate that our Parents/Carers are so supportive, and our latest Parental Survey shows very positive results.
If you are interested in joining our school family, please contact the school to arrange a visit.
The statutory School Admission Code has been amended and the necessary changes take effect from 1 September 2021. Parliament only approved the Code on 13th July 2021, hence why I was unable to write to you prior to the end of term. One of the required changes is for Local Authorities to have an in year co-ordinated scheme setting out the process and timescale for dealing with in year applications.
Admissions are now legally required to respond to school applications within 10 school days, in order for us to achieve this, we will require decisions back from schools within 3 school days, reasons for the decision must also be provided. This now forms part of the co-ordinated scheme and will allow time to co-ordinate the decisions and respond to the parent. Schools are reminded that they should not invite parents/children into school for meetings until a decision has been made on the application as this could constitute interviewing which is not permitted in the Code.
**All schools should ensure that their website informs parents how to apply for a school place during the school year and the information should include where they can obtain an application form from. For consistency can you all please use the following wording:-
In year school admissions are co-ordinated by Dudley Local Authority. If you would like to apply for a school place at *** School please contact Dudley School Admissions for an application form on 0300 555 2345 further information is available at https://www.dudley.gov.uk/residents/learning-and-school/school-information/school-admissions/changing-schools/
Academies, Voluntary Aided and Foundations schools only.
You must now provide a SIF on your website for in year admissions, please ensure it is uploaded with the above information provided for the website.
You must maintain a record of all decisions made in respect of in year admissions and you may be asked for it at any time. I would suggest the records are maintained for 3 years.