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Howitt Primary Community School

Achieve, Care, Enjoy


Check at for further information. Alternatively use the telephone number 01629 533190 for any required information concerning the admissions process.


Visits by prospective parents are always welcome. Please come and meet the headteacher and have a tour of the school. Please contact the school on 01773 713217


Children who attend our Nursery are given opportunities to participate in whole school events such as assemblies, before moving into the Reception class. In the term before they are due to start full time education all children are invited to a series of visits to meet their teacher and to become familiar with their environment. Parents are invited to an induction meeting with the Headteacher and Foundation Stage staff where routines and expectations are shared. This is an ideal opportunity to have all your questions answered!


Moving and transferring schools

It is important that parents keep the Headteacher informed when they are considering changing schools, as we have a duty to inform the Authority of any child that we believe has left our school and has not provided any information on their destination and education provision. If we are unable to establish your child's new school, we would have to refer them as a missing child to the Children Missing from Education Officer. As a result, your child's name may be kept on a missing register and efforts will be made to trace them. It is also important to know about a new school so that we can send on your child's records.

If you wish your child to attend our school, you will need to apply to the Local Authority by the due date. Find out how to apply here.   Derbyshire County Council manage the admissions procedures for our school. Parents will be notified of a place as soon as possible but there may be a waiting list if we are oversubscribed. Embark Multi-Academy Trust are required to set and publish their own admissions criteria.  Please click on the link below to view the Trust's 'School Admissions Arrangements for 2025-2026', including the oversubscription criteria. 

This is departmental guidance from the Department for Education. It is non-statutory, and has been produced to help parents understand their obligations and rights in relation to elective home education. This guidance is for parents, especially those educating children at home or considering doing so.

If you have any questions about elective home education please email: or tel: 01629 532843.