Parents are welcome to visit the school by prior arrangement if they are considering applying for a place for their child. A visit afternoon is held in the autumn term of each year, when children who may begin at the school in the following academic year will be shown round the school with their parents by some of the older children.
The Headteacher will be available to answer any questions.
The academic year runs from 1st September to 31st August. By law children must start statutory education full time at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. Where admission is offered before compulsory school age, parents may delay their child’s entry into school until later in that academic year. Children must attend for at least part of their Reception Year if a place has been accepted in the school. Please inform the school if you wish to delay your child’s entry into school.
All children may start school full time at the beginning of the autumn term before their fifth birthday. In the summer term before the child begins school, parents will be asked to decide if they would prefer their child to begin full or part time. Part time attendance will be for 5 mornings, 8.50am to 12 noon. All children are expected to be attending full time at the latest by the beginning of the summer term, and no later than the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.
All parents will be issued with information about the full range of available schools by the Local Authority in the Autumn Term before their child is due to start school. Children must then be registered with the Local Authority, using the included preference form, by the middle of January. The LA will write and tell you which school your child has been allocated by the end of April in the academic year before your child is due to start school.
If the number of children registered is greater than the number of places, we have to offer selection will be made by the LA using these criteria in the following order of priority;
1. Children for whom the statement of Special Educational Need names that school.
2. Children in public care
Children who reside within the designated area and:
3. Have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission.
4. Have a sibling attending the adjoining Junior School.
5. Have no sibling connection with either school.
Children who reside outside the designated area at the time of admission and;
6. Have a sibling attending the school at the time of admission.
7. Have a sibling attending the adjoining Junior School.
8. Have no sibling connection within the school or adjoining Junior School.
In the event of over subscription in any of these criteria then those living closest to the school will be given priority.