The Local Authority admits children to the school by using the criteria set down in their brochure ‘A Partnership with Parents’. Normally priority is given to children who live with parents or guardians within the catchment area of the school.
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that they apply for a school place for their children when entering Reception for the first time. Many parents are surprised at how far in advance they need to apply for a school place for their child, who may only be 3 years old at the time of applying.
Applications are invited every Autumn term (mid-September/early October) and the closing date for submitting applications is 15 January each year.
Authorities must enable pupils to enter Reception for the first time from the September after their 4th birthday. The dates below provide information as to which academic year pupils are entitled to attend according to their date of birth. Please check the link below:
Children transfer into Reception classes in September. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that they apply for a school place for their children when entering Reception for the first time.
Before the start of the school year, the school offer the opportunity to visit the setting and meet the teachers. When a place is offered, introductory visits are arranged between home and school and children have the opportunity to attend the set transition days.
At Southey Green, we aim to provide a happy and secure environment in which every child can experience a wide variety of learning opportunities as well as being able to play co-operatively alongside and with other children. The planned Foundation Stage curriculum builds upon the skills and understanding which each child has already acquired, and develops them in all areas of their learning and development, including social, emotional, physical and intellectual.
Key Stage 1 and 2
Children move into Year 1 in the September following their admission into the Reception classes.
Children continue to move through the year groups each September until they are ready to transfer at the end of Year 6 into secondary education.
Any parent wishing to visit the school before applying for admission for their child is more than welcome to do so. Please phone for an appointment.
When your child transfers from (Nursery) or starts at our school you will be invited to attend a pre admissions meeting. Here you will be asked to complete a detailed admission form and receive important information about the school. Please bring along with you your child’s birth certificate or passport and completed admission form.
Southey Green Primary School will ensure it meets its duties under the Schools Admissions Code of Practice by:
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