At present, a child is admitted to school in September, at the beginning of the school year (1st September – 31st August) in which his/her fifth birthday occurs. However, there is no legal obligation upon parents for their child to attend school before their child’s fifth birthday.
If very young (less than five years old) children experience difficulties with full time education, then the school reserves the right to amend the length of the day for that child. This will be dealt with in full consultation with the parents.
Parents who are considering sending their child to school are invited to telephone and arrange a visit.
New entrants have opportunities to visit the school during the half-term preceding full-time education. Parents will be notified of the dates and times.
Parents of prospective pupils are welcome to visit the school with their child/children prior to admission.
All parents are required to complete a preference form that should be returned to the local education office.
Please remember to request a Common Application Form and return it to Mrs Harrison in school by Friday 14th December
1. The Parents
I/We shall try to:
See that my child goes to school regularly, properly equipped and by start time (8.55 am);
Let the school know about any concerns or problems that might effect my child’s work or behaviour;
Support the school’s policies and guidelines for behaviour;
Support my child in homework and other opportunities for home learning;
Attend parents’ evenings and discussions about my child’s progress;
Get to know about my child’s life at school;
If my child is absent, provide a note or telephone call of explanation.
2. The School will:
Contact parents if there is a problem with attendance, punctuality or equipment;
Let parents know about any concerns or problems that affect their child’s work or behaviour;
Set, mark and monitor homework;
Arrange parents evenings during which progress will be discussed;
Keep parents informed about school activities through regular letters home and notices about special events;
Encourage children to do their best at all times;
Encourage children to take care of their surroundings and others around them;
Inform parents about what the teachers aim to teach the children each term.