Children’s names can be registered with the school at any time from birth and should be registered by 15th January 2021 for entry to the Reception Class in September 2021. It would be helpful if parents would register their interest before the end of October 2020 although early registration is not relevant for admission purposes. Applications for entry into Reception will be handled in line with the LA co-ordinated admission arrangements. All parents will be required to complete and return a Local Education Application Form to their Local Authority by 15th January 2021. For those families applying for Foundation places, a Supplementary Application Form and Clergy Form should be completed and returned to the School by 15th January 2021 so that Governors can consider their application fully. In light of the COVID 19 situation there has been a variation to the Admissions Policy in respect of church attendance requirements for Foundation applicants. This is marked in red on the Admissions Policy and Supplementary Forms which are available for download below. Letters notifying parents of the outcome of their application will be sent out on or after 16th April 2021. The deadline for the acceptance of the offer of a school place is 30th April 2021. Please use the link below to access a full copy of the Admissions Policy.
Children whose parents have made a successful application to the Reception Class will join one of the two Reception Classes the Autumn Term after their 4th birthday.
Children joining our Reception Classes will attend full time in the Autumn Term. However, for the first half term parents may choose to take their child home after lunch. In order to offer flexibility, parents may begin the term collecting their child after lunch but, with one week’s written notice, change arrangements for their child to stay for the full school day. After half term it will be expected that all children remain for the whole school day.
In line with good Early Years practice, our staff make home visits to families of children who will be new to the school when they join the Reception Class before children start in the Reception Class. Appointments are organised with parents to take toward the end of the Summer Term. The Autumn Term for children in Reception Class begins one or two days after the start of term for children in Years 1-6.
Each year we hold an information evening for new Reception parents early in the Autumn Term. This is an opportunity to meet other parents and to hear more about the Foundation stage from the Reception Teachers and the Foundation Stage staff.