I trust that you will enjoy exploring our website. The intention is that the information it contains should be relevant, easily accessible, precise and delivered with an interesting approach.
I hope the content of the site will encourage you to visit us personally. This will enable you to gather more ideas about our work and activities. During a visit you will be able to meet staff and pupils, together with experiencing the atmosphere and ethos of our school. This personal contact should give you a more complete picture and will assist you in making the important decisions needed for your child's education.
Please make contact with us, arrange an appointment and I will be delighted to show you around.
If you would like to see where we are, have a look at our visitor's map. If you have questions about the school, please explore our 'frequently asked questions' section. We have tried to tackle some of the more obvious aspects of school life. But it is no substitute for a visit!
Mrs. Ann Embury
What is the admissions policy?
The main aim of Fladbury School's admission policy is to ensure that the number of pupils on roll and the balance of age groups within the school are viable and manageable with the accommodation currently available. As a Church of England Aided First School, the governors wish that special ethos to be reflected in determining the admissions criteria of the school. The governing body also wish to ensure that short term decisions do not have a detrimental effect on the long term future enrollment of pupils. Applications for admission will therefore be considered using the criteria below which are listed in order of priority.-
1. Siblings of children already attending Fladbury School at the time of admission.
2. Children living within the catchment area and whose parents are on the Electoral Rolls of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Fladbury (Lower Moor and Wyre Piddle).
3. Children who live in the school's stated catchment area and whose parents are not members of the church.
4. Siblings of children who have previously attended Fladbury School.
5. Children who live outside the stated catchment area, whose parents specify a particular medical, physical or social reason for their child needing to attend Fladbury School.
6. Other children living outside the catchment area who live nearest to Fladbury School by the shortest walking distance.
N.B. If there should be too many applicants with the criteria listed above for the places available, the places will be allocated to those children living nearest to Fladbury school by the shortest walking distance. The planned admission limit at Fladbury School is 20 pupils per year. Pupils are admitted to Fladbury C. E. First School from the beginning of the academic year in which they become five. The school has a phased induction period for these children. Parents who are refused a place, have the right to appeal in writing, to the Chair of Governors within three weeks of the refusal date. Any appeal will be considered by an Independent Appeals Committee.
What age must my child be to attend the school?
Pupils are admitted to Fladbury C. E. First School from the beginning of the academic year in which they become five. This is the Reception Year which has special arrangements and facilities for ensuring children have the best possible start to their school life. Visit the Reception Year pages.
Is school transport available?
The school bus serves children living in Wyre Piddle, Upper Moor and Lower Moor. This transport is provided by the County for statutory aged children who live within the catchment area of the school but beyond walking distance from the school.
N.B. Walking distance is 2 miles for under eight years
Walking distance is 3 miles for over eight years
For full details you may consult the Transport Section, County Education Office, telephone number 01905 703763. Pupils living less than the statutory distance may use spare seats on payment to the authority's "Vacant Seat Payment Scheme". Forms are available from the school office but should be sent directly to the County Education Department, Transport Section, P.O. Box 73, Worcester, WR5 2YA.
Children who travel by bus are brought to school in the morning and alight at the school gate. The children walk directly into the playground where they become the school's responsibility. At the end of the day, the children are supervised by a member of staff and are put safely on to the bus which waits at the lay-by near to school. The children are then the responsibility of the bus driver until they are met by their parents at the dropping off points. Seat belts are available and should be worn by the children throughout their journey. Staff ensure all seat belts are worn before the bus leaves school.