Stafford Square, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0AU


Admissions to Reception in 2021

The date for applying for a place for your child for Reception in September 2022 is 15th January 2022.  Applications can be made from 19th November 2021 onwards and need to be completed through the Local Authority's Primary Admissions portal.  Further information about this can be found at: Calderdale Primary Admissions. If you are considering including Salterhebble as one of your chosen schools, you are welcome to visit the school to meet with the headteacher and experience first hand the ethos and organisation of our school.  We are happy to offer visits on an individual basis as we value the importance of being able to spend time getting to know you and your child.  

Calderdale Council inform all parents and carers of the school that their child has been offered on National Offer Day on 19th April 2022.



Salterhebble Junior and Infant School is a community school. The Local Authority is responsible for admission arrangements in community schools.


Places will be allocated in community and voluntary controlled primary schools in the following order of priority:

  • Pupils who are in public care (children ‘looked after’) or pupils who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they became adopted or became subject to a child arrangements or special guardianship order immediately following having been looked after.
  • Pupils who have a brother or sister (including step/half brothers and sisters) permanently resident in the same household and currently attending the school or its associated junior school (excluding pupils in their final year).
  • Other children.



i) A sibling link cannot be claimed where a sibling in receipt of an Education, Health and Care Plan (or a Statement of Special Educational Needs) is attending a resourced unit within a mainstream primary school.

ii) If there is oversubscription in any category then pupils will be admitted in order of proximity of the pupil’s permanent home to the school.

Distance will be calculated using a straight-line measurement from the pupil’s permanent home to the nearest designated school gate.

Distances will be calculated using the Local Authority’s Geographical Information System (GIS). To ensure consistency applies, all measurements will be carried out by this method and no other method of measuring distance will be considered.

Each property has a coordinate taken from Ordnance Survey Address-Point data. This is the point from which distance measurements will be taken.

iii) In the event of two or more children living equidistant from the school, as measured by the procedure above, then the decision on which child will be allocated will be made using random allocation.


Behaviour and Attendance Collaborative.

Salterhebble Junior and Infant School is a member of the Elland Behaviour and Attendance Collaborative (BAC). As a member, Calderdale Admissions Team holds the school’s waiting list.

Elland BAC Headteachers meet every three weeks with colleagues from Calderdale Admissions Team. At the meeting, requests made to the Authority for places within schools in the Elland Cluster are discussed. Families are required to preference the schools they would like their child/ren to attend and to give reasons for places being required.

Members of the collaborative will offer places within their Planned Admission Numbers (PAN). If there are no places available, Calderdale Admissions Team reviews the requests and makes decisions on offers of places. Sometimes children will be placed in classes beyond the PAN of a school.