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Admissions Arrangements
 

Policy on Admissions

1          Introduction

1.1       Our governing body adopts the LA policy on Admission Arrangements for Primary Schools.

2          Aims and objectives

2.1       We seek to be an inclusive school, welcoming children from all backgrounds and abilities.

2.2       All applications will be treated on merit, and in a sensitive manner.

2.3       The only restriction we place on entry is that of number. If the number of children applying for entry exceeds the places available, we adopt the procedure set out below to determine whether a child is to be accepted or not. It is our wish for parents to find a place for their child at the school of their choice. However, this is not always possible, due to excess demand on the places available.

2.4       A child’s level of ability is irrelevant to this school’s admissions policy, as are any special needs the child may have.

3          The standard number

3.1       The ‘standard number’ is the number of children the LA considers the school can accommodate. The standard number for our school is 60. We keep this number under review, and the governors will apply to change the number if circumstances change.

4          Sizes of classes for Reception and KS1

4.1       We teach infant children (aged five to seven) in classes that have a maximum number of 30 children.

5          Admissions to other year groups

5.1       Parents wanting a place for their child in a year group other than Nursery and reception need to place their child’s name on our waiting list. Should there be more than one child on the list when a place becomes available the admission criteria used for Reception Classes will be used to determine who is offered a place.

6          Nursery Classes

6.1       The Nursery has 39 part time places in the morning session and 39 places in the afternoon. Children will be admitted into Nursery in the academic year in which they will be 4 years old. Reception Class admission Criteria will be used to determine who can be offered a place.

7          Monitoring and review

7.1       This policy will be monitored by the governing body, who will always take due note of the guidance provided by the local Admissions Forum.

7.2       The policy will be reviewed every two years, or earlier in the light of any changed circumstances, either in our school or in the local area.

 

Parents are within their rights to appeal. All appeals made will be handled by Birmingham City Council.