About our school

    Admissions

    In September 2017 the school will have 210 places for our new intake of students. Dinnington High School observes the Local Authory (L.A.) scheme of Admissions. Outlined below is a summary of the Local Authority policy on admissions.

    A complete version of the policy can be obtained from the Education Department in Rotherham (tel: 01709 382121). Parents have the right under law to express a preference for a particular secondary school for their child. Information about each school is available in each school’s prospectus which is published annually.

    You will receive a booklet from the L.A. about transfer to secondary education. It is vital that you use the form in that document to indicate your preferred secondary school. This applies equally for your catchment area school or some other secondary school. Ensure your choice is sent back to the L.A. by the date indicated on the document.

    Admission forms can be obtained from the Education Office, Riverside House (Tel: 01709 382121).

    An online application is available from the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) website as well as downloadable supporting documents.

    online application and supporting documents

    RMBC will consider all preferences equally, which means that no priority will be given according to the ranking of the preference, except where a potential offer can be made in respect of more than one school. Where the number of applications for a particular school is greater than the admission number, the authority will use the following criteria for allocating places: Places will be allocated in the following order of priority.

    1. Looked After Children (LAC);
    2. Children who, on the relevant date, have a specific medical reason, confirmed by a medical practitioner, which the authority is satisfied makes attendance at that particular school essential.
    3. Children who, on the relevant date, have a compelling social reason which the authority is satisfied make attendance at that particular school essential.
    4. Children who, on the relevant date, live in the catchment area of the school as defined by the local authority and whose older brother or sister will be on roll of the preferred school in Year 8 – 11 at the start of the academic year.
    5. Children who, on the relevant date, live in the catchment area of the school as defined by the authority.
    6. Children who, on the relevant date, have an older brother or sister on the roll of the preferred school in Years 8 – 11 at the start of the academic year.
    7. Children who, on the relevant date, are on the roll of one of the associated primary/junior and infant schools as identified by the authority.
    8. Children who, on the relevant date, live nearest to the school measured by a straight line on a horizontal plane, (commonly known as “as the crow flies”). These criteria are applied equally to preferences whether they are from parents who live in Rotherham or from parents who live in other

    Local Authorities - Allocation of School Places and Notification to Parents

    Early in the new academic year you will receive a letter offering a place at the catchment area school or other school if you have indicated a parental preference and there is a place available. If you are satisfied with the place offered, you need take no further action. In time, the school named in the letter will contact you and inform you of the detailed arrangements for enrolment. If you are not satisfied with the place offered, the letter sets out how you can appeal for a place at another school.

    Our School Day

    Arrival

    8.25am

    Registration/Assembly

    8.35am

    Lesson 1

    8.55am

    Lesson 2

    10.00am

    Break

    11.00am

    Lesson 3

    11.20am

    Lunch

    12.20pm

    Lesson 4

    1.10pm

    Lesson 5

    2.15pm

     

    Contact Details

    Dinnington High School
    Doe Quarry Ln, Dinnington, Sheffield S25 2NZ

    Call Us:
    Reception - 01909 550066

    Email Enquiries:
    info@dinningtonhigh.co.uk