Admissions

The School admission process is handled by the Local Authority Admissions team. Applications for new entrants are usually made during the winter, prior to their entry.

Admission is according to the Local Education Authority’s criteria, i.e. Looked After Children, siblings, and distance from school. Currently we offer 15 places in our Reception class and we have 15 pupils in each year group, who are taught very successfully in mixed age classes. At present we have a few spaces available in Years 3 - 6.

New entrants are normally admitted to school in the September of the school year in which they become five years of age. When Reception children join the school it is usually on a part-time basis for the first 1 – 2 weeks, however this is fluid and can change depending on the children and their 'readiness.'   Usually we conduct Home Visits  to help children to settle quickly and enable their teacher to have a full understanding of each child’s learning needs.

Places are allocated according to the authority’s published criteria which are, in priority order:

  • Children in Local authority Care or previoulsy in Local Authority Care
  • Current family association ie. a sibling in the infant school at the time of entry
  • Health reasons (for which a medical certificate may be required)
  • Nearness of the child’s home and ease of access to school

Pupils transferring into the school are admitted using the same criteria.Children who are above the statutory age and are seeking a place in the school may be admitted at any time provided a place exists within the appropriate year group. If you would like a place for your child and we have a space, complete an In Year Casual Admission Form and submit it to the school office. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office should you have any questions or queries with regard to this matter.

Our policy can be viewed by clicking here.

Please follow the link to KCC Primary Admissions.