Oulton Primary School Promise
THINKING FOR OURSELVES & CARING FOR EACH OTHER
Our determination to give children a well-rounded education underpins our commitment to providing a primary school experience which truly embraces the 5 outcomes of Every Child Matters: to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy & achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being.
We place children’s emotional security, health and personal / social development at the core of everything we do and we know that this work is impacting positively on our children’s lives, securing their sense of safety and happiness at school, building their self confidence and enabling them to achieve more positively in the classroom.
Everyone is special at Oulton, talents are discovered and nurtured and an enthusiasm for learning encouraged through an exciting, relevant curriculum. In our school learning is about trying your best and having a go; making mistakes and learning from them. Children are taught that it’s right and safe to question; to “think for yourself” and do the right thing.
We know our children are happy at school, because we listen to what they say to us and involve them in planning to make school even better. We’re all really proud that our school is a happy and safe place to grow.
Applying for a Full-time Primary School Place in Leeds
Education Leeds operates a central admissions policy and an application for a primary school place is made directly to the Pupil Admissions department. In Leeds, schools are set a pupil admission limit and don’t have defined catchment areas. Currently the admission limit for Oulton Primary is 50.
Most children begin full-time schooling in the September of the academic year in which they are 5 years old. In the autumn of the year before a child is due to start in Reception, parents are asked to submit their primary school preference form. These are then processed centrally by Education Leeds.
In allocating children to a particular school, Pupil Admissions looks at each school in turn and begins by considering everyone who has placed it first choice, giving priority to the children who already have brothers or sisters in that school. The remaining places are then allocated to pupils living closest (as the crow flies) to the school. For more details about the admissions procedure you can contact Education Leeds Admissions Team on 0113 2475729.
Admission to Nursery
In Leeds children are eligible for a place in nursery at the start of the term after that in which they are 3 and are allocated a place in date of birth order. We have a 39 place nursery with part-time provision offering either five mornings a week. Unlike full-time primary school places, Leeds’ schools process the admission of pupils into their nurseries themselves.
If you would like to visit the nursery, meet the staff and Headteacher, please contact us to make an appointment. If you are interested in putting your child’s name down for a nursery place, please give details to one of our administrative staff.
We contact parents with details of induction arrangements, in the term before they are due to start in Nursery or Reception.
Starting school is a big stage in a child’s life and we work hard to make sure that parents and children have as smooth and enjoyable start to their school career at Oulton, as possible. There are always many opportunities for children to spend time visiting their new teacher and classroom, and parents are given all the necessary practical and procedural information by the teaching staff.