Admissions

Application forms for school admission are available from school. Applications can also be made on-line at Staffordshire County Council, please click on the link below 

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/schoolsandcolleges/admissions/admissions.aspx

Part time places in the Nursery Class will be available in September of the academic year within which the child becomes four. 

Children born between:                    Funded places can start from:

1st April - 31st August                      Autumn Term

1st September - 31st December        Spring Term

1st January - 31st March                   Summer Term

The number of pupils to be admitted to the Nursery class stands at six morning children and six afternoon children.  Attendance at the nursery will not guarantee admission to our Reception Class.

 

Full time places in the reception class will be available in September of the academic year within which the child becomes five. The number of pupils to be admitted to this school at the normal age of entry will not exceed 15.

 

The LEA criteria for admitting pupils to Reception Classes at oversubscribed schools is as follows: 

1. Pupils whose statutory statement of special need names the school as the most appropriate mainstream school that meets the pupil’s needs.

2. Pupils living within the catchment area of the school.

3. Pupils who have an elder brother or sister in attendance at the school and who will still be attending the   school at the proposed admission date.

4. Pupils who satisfy both of the following tests:

(i) they are distinguished from the great majority of other applicants either on medical grounds or by other exceptional circumstances. Medical grounds must be supported by a medical report (obtained by the parents) specifying the medical advantage of the child attending the preferred school compared with the normal catchment area school or by other exceptional circumstances material to the choice of school (i.e. the circumstances of the child not the economic or social circumstances of the parent);  and (ii) they would suffer hardship if they were unable to attend the school;

5. Pupils whose parents are regular attenders of the Church of England. Evidence in the form of a letter from a minister is required.

6. Distance between home and school. 

 

Parents are encouraged to bring their child to school for half-day visits in the term prior to their admission.  Parents will be notified of the dates for pre-school visits.  These arrangements have been designed to help new entrants to settle quickly and happily into school.  A meeting for new parents, held in the term prior to admission, gives an opportunity for the Head teacher and reception teacher to explain methods used by the school in the development of language skills, reading, writing and mathematics.  Parents will be able to discuss their child with the reception teacher and Head teacher and to establish firm links between home and school. 

 

Out of catchment area pupils wishing to be admitted to other year groups may be accepted if places are available up to the agreed admission limit of 15.

 

In the event of the school becoming over-subscribed, the LEA will allocate places using the criteria mentioned under “Admissions”.

 

Parents may appeal to the LEA if they are unsuccessful in obtaining the school of their choice.