Admission Arrangements

Admission to School

The school is a fully inclusive community primary School for children aged 3-11. The standard admission number is 26 for nursery and 30 for every other year group.

Application forms can be found at the back of the Authority’s Handbook, which will be distributed from school to those who have registered their child’s name, or copies can be collected from the Education Office. The authorities full guidelines for admission to school can be found by clicking this link admissions-primary-school-places

Parents are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school prior to making an application for children who will be starting reception class in September. It is necessary to apply for main stream school by mid-January prior to the year on entry.

If there are more applications than places available in school, the following criteria will determine which children are eligible for admission.

Children who have a statement of special educational needs which names the school are required to be admitted.

1        Children in public care;

2        Children with brothers and/or sisters attending the school on the proposed date of admission;

3        Children living nearest the school, the distance to be measured by a straight line between the child’s ordinary place of residence and the main entrance to the school building.

When the school is full applications may be refused, although it should be stressed that in such cases parents do have the right of appeal via the Education Committee to an Independent Appeals Tribunal.  In the absence of an appeal, parents will be expected to approach another school with an admission request.

All decisions regarding the admission of children to the school rest with the Local Authority.

If you are new to the area please telephone or call in to make an appointment to look round the school.  We welcome visitors and enjoy showing what we do.

Admission Arrangements for Nursery

Parents who wish their child to be considered for a Nursery place are requested to contact the Nursery or Headteacher.  Usually a letter will be sent to you, offering a Nursery place if your child is on the waiting list.

Attendance at the Nursery is not compulsory but advisable.

If you accept a place arrangements are made for you to visit with your child prior to the child starting.  A home visiting scheme is also in operation if you wish to participate.

Children can attend morning Nursery sessions only.

8.50am to 11.50am

Please note that regulations state that a parent or adult must bring and collect your child from the Nursery.