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Parents who wish to put their child’s name down to start school can do so by making an appointment with either the Head or the Deputy Head. Admission to the Reception Class takes place in the September before the child’s fifth birthday in that school year. Admission forms will be sent out in the October prior to admission in the following September.

A meeting for all parents of children starting school in September will be held in the Summer Term. This will offer parents the opportunity to meet the Reception teacher and obtain details concerning school organisation and uniform. A literacy/numeracy workshop for new parents is also held each year.

Our Admissions Policy is thirty children in each school year. We welcome children from all faiths.

The criteria below will be considered only when school / class is over subscribed in the following priority order should any appeal to Governors for the admission of a child be necessary:-

1. Looked after children and previously looked after children.


2. Children who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of likely admission. This includes full, half or stepbrothers and sisters, adopted and foster brothers and sisters or a child of the parent/carer’s partner, and in every case who is living at the same address and is part of the same family unit.

3.Children whose parent(s) regularly attend a Church of England church.(A parent is any person who has parental responsibility or care of the child.) Regular attendance shall be defined as public worship for at least once a month and for at least 2 years before application. This would need to be confirmed in writing by a member of the clergy or a church officer and submitted by the parent with their application form.

4. Children whose parent(s) regularly attend another Christian church that is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (www.ctbi.org.uk) or a place of worship which is associated with the UK Interfaith Network (www.interfaith.org.uk).(A parent is any person who has parental responsibility or care of the child.) Regular attendance shall be defined as public worship for at least once a month and for at least 2 years before application. This would need to be confirmed in writing by the appropriate minister of religion or religious leader and submitted by the parent with their application form.

5.Children who for medical or social reasons require a place at the school. Such applications would need to be supported in writing by a registered health professional or social worker at the time of application. The supporting letter or report must set out the particular reasons why the school is the most suitable and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another school.

6.Children whose parents express a preference for a place at the school.

A looked after child is a child who isĀ (a) in the care of a Local Authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their Social Services functions (under section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989. Children previously in public care are those who immediately moved on from that status after becoming subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

In the event of any over-subscription in the number of applications madeunder any of the categories above then the Admissions Committee willoffer places first to children whose family home is nearest the school. The measurement shall be done by the Local Authority in a straight line using a Geographical Information System (GIS) based on Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) data and the National Grid co-ordinates for the family home and the school.

Where the tie break does not distinguish between applicants e.g children living in the same block of flats random allocation will be used. This will be done by drawing lots and supervised by someone independent of the school.

The application will need to be in school by the 15th January 2016 for entry into Reception the following year. Any entries made after the above month will be seen as a ‘late entry’. Decisions as to whether your child has been offered a place will be made by the end of March.

Before entering Reception in the Autumn Term we encourage parents to bring their children for visits into the Reception classroom from Easter onwards. This allows children to become accustomed to the school environment and to the routines of the Reception class. It also gives children the opportuntity to meet the staff and their fellow classmates.

We welcome parents and children to look round our school before making an informed decision about which school is best for them.

Follow the link below to download a copy of our admission policy for 2016/17

Admissions Policy 2016/17