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What to do when new pupils do not arrive to your school.

During main transfer rounds including entry to reception

Where places have been allocated and children do not arrive, school should contact the admissions and appeals team (not remove to CME) within five days, or immediately if school knows of safeguarding concerns.

During in-year admissions

Following offer of a school place, parents are advised to contact school within 10 school days to confirm they are taking up the place and agree starting arrangements. Where this does not happen, school should contact admissions and appeals team within five days, or immediately if school knows of safeguarding concerns.

If parents confirm but the child does not start, school should again notify admissions and appeals team within five days, or immediately if there are safeguarding concerns.

Admissions will try to contact the parents and, if appropriate, the child's last school. If they are unable to identify a current school, admissions will refer to CME as a missing child.

Contact admissions and appeals team, email: admissionstransport@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 537499 or 01629 537479.

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