Admissions

Admissions to Belvidere School are handled by the Local Authority, More details here...

Local Authority Admission arrangements and criteria are available here...

Belvidere School Admissions Policy 2021
Belvidere School Admissions Policy 2022

Holidays in Term Time

Please note guidance received from Shropshire Council on 1st September 2013

Belvidere School follows Shropshire and national regulations when considering applications for any leave of absence from school. Shropshire Council’s guidance refers to the change in September 2013 to the The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006.

‘Where there used to be an option for headteachers to grant leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday during term time in ‘special circumstances’ of up to ten days in a year, this has been removed.

Headteachers are now only allowed to authorise any leave of absence when an application has been made in advance, and it's felt to be for an exceptional circumstance. The annual family holiday wouldn't be deemed an exceptional circumstance’, Shropshire Council website, August 2021.

If you still wish to apply for a leave of absence for your child, please complete the form available on the school website or request a form from reception.

For further information please see the school attendance policy Attendance Policy or contact our Attendance Officer
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

Every school in receipt of the pupil premium grant must publish an updated pupil premium strategy statement on an annual basis. The current Belvidere Pupil Premium Strategy Statement can be found via this link.