Admissions Policy


 

Pre-school Admissions

Our pre-school has 56 places; 24 for the 2-3 year olds and 32 for the 3 to school age pupils. The morning session runs from 8.45 – 11.45am and the afternoon session from 11.50am – 2.50pm. Lunchtime sessions will not be provided at pre-school.
 
Parents wishing to send their child to pre-school will need to complete an application form or contact the school office to request a form. We accept children in “Acorn Room” from the age of 2 years and 9 months unless they are in receipt of a 2 year old funded place when they are accepted after their 2nd birthday. Priority is given to children eligible for a 2-year old funded place.
 
Parents/ carers need to be aware that a place in pre-school does not guarantee a place in the reception year of the school. At the appropriate time parents/ carers will need to complete a Cambridgeshire County Council application form and school places will be allocated according to the Local Authority’s published admission arrangements. If you would like to read more about what happens in our pre-school please take a look at our class pages.
 
If you would like to come and visit our pre-school to see what we do, please contact the school office to make an appointment.
 

Current arrangements for admission to Reception

For full details of how to apply for places at Kingsfield Primary School, please see the Cambridgeshire County Council Admissions Information Website.
 
By law, children start school at the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday. In keeping with Cambridgeshire County Council policy, we offer education from September 2016 to children who will be five in the 2016/2017 academic year. We offer full-time education from September 2016 to any child for whom this is educationally and socially appropriate.
 
We admit pupils according to the Cambridgeshire County Council procedure:
Children who have a statement of special educational needs that names the school will be admitted. N.b. Those children with a statement of special educational needs that does not name the school will be referred to Student Assessment to determine an appropriate place;
Children in care – also known as Looked After Children (LAC);
Children living in the catchment area with a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
Children living in the catchment area;
Children living outside the catchment area who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
Children living outside the catchment area who have been unable to gain a place at their catchment school because of oversubscription;
Children who live outside the catchment area but nearest the school as measured by a straight line.
In cases of equal merit in each set of criteria, priority will go to the children living nearest the school as measured by a straight line.
 
The allocation of primary school places takes place immediately after the closing date of January 15th each year. Further details about admission procedures are to be found in ‘Primary Education – A guide for parents/carers' is available on the Cambridgeshire County Council Admissions Information Website and a reference copy is also available in the School Office.
 
Parents/carers are invited to visit the school one evening in the summer term prior to admission in order to meet the staff, visit the classroom and ask questions. Children are also invited to visit the school with their parents/carers.
 

Other children

Children arriving during the course of the academic year are admitted according to the same criteria. Parents should contact the school office and make an appointment with the Head teacher to discuss admission.



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