Admissions

The school’s admission number is 90 pupils per year group in three classes.

Decisions on pupil placement in Reception are made by the Local Authority on the following criteria.

  • Children who have a brother or sister in school.
  • The distance that the family lives from the school.

Parents are expected to make arrangements for children to get to and from school in a safe manner.

Further information may be obtained from www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions

 

Oversubscription Criteria

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being

    looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship

    order.

  2. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of

    admission of the younger child.

  3. Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.

  4. Other pupils.

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (3) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

 

Starting School

Once parents have registered a child at the school we will invite you to a New Parents evening and give you the opportunity to meet staff. Reception class teachers will also offer a meeting early in the Autumn term to allow parents to discuss how their child is settling in.

Settling In

Our aim is to make the Reception Year setting a happy place and the best way of doing this is to make sure your child feels safe and at ease. We will admit new children on a part-time basis, some in morning sessions, others in afternoons, up to the first half-term so that we can give each child the necessary time, attention and special care which will ensure a successful start.

In Reception we would like your child to become more independent and if they are ready to leave you at the door from day one please encourage them to do so. However children can be brought in from 8.45am, when the teacher and teaching assistant will be available, and then picked up from class at the end of the session.

 

Dept for Education Admissions Code link:   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-admissions-code--2