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Admissions and Starting School

Starting School

SPA Admissions Policy 2014 2015

There are approximately 132 children on roll and our current admission allocation is approximately 25 per year group although we often exceed this number. The governors review the admissions policy annually. Parents or carers are requested to register their children in advance.

All new parents or carers are invited to visit the school so that they can see the facilities, feel the atmosphere of the school, meet the staff and discuss arrangements. The school also invites prospective parents to its Open Days.

Children beginning school are invited into Reception Class as visitors for half-day sessions in the second half of the term preceding their entry to acclimatise themselves and become familiar with the routine of the school. Arrangements for this may be made with the teacher when parents or carers register their children for admission.

Pupils completing their primary education with us transfer to several local High Schools for the beginning of the Autumn Term following their eleventh birthday. They will be invited to ‘taster days’ at local high schools to ensure a smooth transition process. The school also works in partnership with these schools to provide a variety of learning opportunities throughout Upper Key Stage 2.

 

Admissions Policy

The criteria for the admission of children to the school to be applied in the event of over-subscription, is in the following order of priority:

  1. Pupils with a Statement of Special Education Need which names the school and those pupils in receipt of banded funding where the Local Authority, in consultation with the Governors, believes that the school is the most appropriate to meet the child’s needs.
  1. Pupils in the ‘Looked After’ system and children who are adopted, where the approved agencies in consultation with the Governors, agree that the school is the most appropriate to meet the child’s needs.
  1. The school is the one designated for the area in which the child lives.
  1. The presence of older brothers or sisters in the school at the time of admission.
  1. Special medical or social needs of the pupil. Production of a medical certificate or other appropriate information is required.
  1. The location of the home in relation to the school, i.e. children who live nearer