Admissions Policy

Admissions for Reception Year

Children are admitted in the academic year in which they are five (September 1st – August 31st). All admissions are processed through Cambridge County Council, Admissions, Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 OAP (telephone number 01223 699200). Parents receive guidance about how to apply for Reception places through their early years/nursery setting in late September/early October. Applications need to in by the deadline. Applications received after that date may go through a system of appeal depending on the number of people who have applied for a place. Our published admission number (number of children we are allowed in any year group) is 17.

 

Places for September 2021

Applications for a place for September 2021 need to be made by 15th January 2021, you will get an offer for a place on 16th April 2021.

Late applications - Please contact CCC Admissions 01223 699200 for information about how to apply.

Admission to primary school: A guide for parents

 

In Year Applications

Transferring from another school once the academic year has started.  - In-year admissions need to go through Cambridge County Council Admissions Team. Please contact them on 01223 699200 for information of the necessary procedure you will need to take in order to seek a place at the school for your child.

If you need a new place for your child at a new primary school at any point during this academic year, click the following link:

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-&-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/in-year-admissions/ 

 

Your child's address

If your child lives at more than one address, their permanent address is where they spend the majority of school nights, and where child benefit is paid. It must be where your child will be living when they are due to start school in September 2017. We may ask for proof of your address.

We welcome visits to our school. Please ring to make a mutually convenient appointment.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - July 2020

Following the postponement of admission appeal hearings due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the government have brought in temporary regulatory changes to the School Admission Appeals Code 2012. The temporary regulations will remain in place until 31 January 2021 and allow us to continue with admission appeal hearings whilst maintaining social distancing rules.

 

How to appeal a school place decision

In Cambridgeshire, we administer admissions appeals on behalf of all maintained schools, including academies. All appeals are held in accordance with the Department for Education's School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeal Code. The purpose of these codes is to ensure that the admission appeal panel is independent and that appeals are conducted in a fair, transparent and lawful way.

You are legally entitled to appeal against the admission authority’s decision to refuse a place at your preferred school(s). Accepting a place at an alternative school does not affect your child’s place on the reserve list for your preferred school(s), or your right of appeal. Your appeal will be heard by an independent school admission appeals panel. The panel's decision is binding on all parties: the school, the admission authority and you.

 

For Further Information Regarding Admission Arrangements / Appeals Please Click the Links Below:

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-&-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/primary-reception-junior-or-middle-school/

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