All admissions to the school are processed through Derbyshire County Council.

Parents of Year 6 students will be contacted during early September, via their Junior School, on the process for secondary school applications. It is vital that parents adhere to the deadline date for completion of their application, which is normally 31 October. If an application is submitted after this date, a place at The Long Eaton School is not guaranteed, even if it is the catchment school, and the applicant will need to go through the appeals process.

For students moving into the area, parents first need to contact the Admissions Office at DCC on 01629 537470, who will send out an application pack, or log onto the DCC website for instructions on how to apply online. At present the school is oversubscribed in most years, so if parents are informed that a place is not available, they will need to follow the appeals process.

If you are moving into the area and would like to find out if your address is within our catchment, please put your postcode into the DCC Website to find the catchment school. If you would like to compare our school with others in the area, please look at the Gov.UK website. If you require any further information, please see the School's Admission Policy.

Appeal Hearings:

The school must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:

  • for applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;
  • for late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged;

For applications to sixth forms:

  • where the offer of a place would have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of those results;
  • where the offer of a place would not have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;

For applications for in-year admissions, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Any appeals submitted after the appropriate deadline must still be heard, in accordance with whatever timescale is set out in the timetable published by the admission authority.

Timetable for Admission Appeals:

Wednesday 16 October, Wednesday 4 December, Wednesday 29 January, Wednesday 18 March, Wednesday 13 May, Wednesday 1 July

Transition from Primary School:

We have a close relationship with five local primary schools:

  • Shardlow Primary School
  • Sawley Junior School
  • St Lawrence Primary School
  • Dovedale Primary School
  • Brooklands Primary

Through a range of learning opportunities, most Year 6 children will have made several visits to TLES, before transferring to us in September. Open Evening is held early in the Autumn Term, when parents and Year 6 children visit us and meet our teaching staff.

After National Offer Day in March, we begin a comprehensive liaison programme. We aim to meet every child, in each primary school. By working closely with our primary colleagues, we try to ensure that the individual needs of students are identified, and met at an early stage.

Many children and parents are invited to TLES during the Summer Term to meet key staff, and to share any worries or concerns about the move to secondary school. Transition Days are held in July and this is a key opportunity for all Year 6 children to get a taste of secondary school life. Following the Transition Days, we hold a Parent's Information Evening and an opportunity to meet the form tutor in the first week of September.

For a number of years, we have held a Summer School - usually in the first week of the holidays. Places are offered by invitation only, after discussions with primary teachers. For further information about any aspect of Transition, please contact the school.

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