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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


Capacity - For the Academic year 2021 - 2022 our school capacity is as follows:


52 (full time)



Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6



If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Admissions to Nursery

On request, parents will be given a Nursery Application Form to complete. This should be handed in at school with proof of the child’s date of birth. The child’s details will then be entered onto a  pre-admission list for the September after they are three. All parents must complete an application form even if the child already has a sibling in school.  


Please see our Nursery Admissions Policy below for more details: 

Admissions to School

School places for other year groups are managed by the Local Authority, please click on link below for information.

Nursery Admissions Policy

Joining Irk Valley during the academic year?

Information about the induction process can be found here:


The oversubscription criteria for when a school is full is:

Category 1 - children who are looked after by a local authority and children who were previously looked after by a local authority. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).


Category 2 - children with exceptional medical/social needs.

Category 3 - children with a sibling at the school.

Category 4 – all other children.

Waiting Lists

If the classes are full in Nursery, the school will hold waiting lists. The Local Authority will hold waiting lists for other school places.

Waiting lists will be held in criteria order according to the oversubscription criteria. Waiting lists will not be operated on a “first come, first served” basis. The amount of time an applicant is on a waiting list will not affect their position on it.