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Admissions

Admission Arrangements are set to change from September 2020. Scroll down for details of the consultation exercise. 

In line with LA Policy, the School has one intake into Reception class in the September of each year.  The school academic year runs from 1st September to 31st August and children are admitted in the September prior to their fifth birthday.   Our official admission limit is 30. 

Upon confirmation of a School place for the start of the academic year, parents are invited to an Intake Meeting in the Summer Term to discuss their child’s transition.  Here, parents have the opportunity to meet the Head of School and Reception teaching and support staff.  Parents  will be able to visit classrooms and have a look at examples of activities their children will be engaged in.  It is an informal, enjoyable event where parents can meet others whose children will be starting School at the same time.  Children have the opportunity to visit their new class and meet their new teacher and classmates during the Summer Term before they are due to start school.

We hold annual Open Mornings in the Autumn Term specifically for parents of school children due to be admitted in the next intake and these are published on the home page of the website once dates have been finalised.   

Further information on the Local Authority Guidelines for intake to Reception in September or in-year transfers and admissions can be found using the link below.  All relevant forms can also be found using the same link:

https://www.warrington.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Or, contact:

School Admissions, Contact Warrington, 26/30 Horsemarket Street, Warrington, WA1 1XL

Telephone: 01925 446226

Email: schooladmissions@warrington.gov.uk

CONSULTATION ON ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

The law states that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will apply if there are more applications received than there are places available at the school (oversubscription criteria).

Admission authorities are required to consult when they intend to make changes to their admission arrangements. The law states that consultations to make changes must take place for a minimum of six weeks between 1 October and 31 January.

When considering oversubscription criteria, state funded schools (Community, Faith, Academy and Free Schools) must give highest priority to looked after children and previously looked after children. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

The Minister of State for School Standards has recently confirmed that the law relating to looked after children will soon be changing and there will be an additional requirement for all state funded schools to prioritise looked after children previously in state care outside of England.

In light of this, most schools in Warrington have decided to make changes to their arrangements for admissions to their school starting from September 2020.

In order to accommodate the change and prioritise looked after children previously in state care outside of England, schools will be amending their first criterion to read as follows:

Looked after children and previously looked after children including those previously in state care outside of England*

*A child in care is a child who is (a) in the care of a Local Authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their Social Services functions under section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989 at the time of making the application to the school.

The term previously looked after children is defined as children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.

We are not proposing to make any other changes to our admission arrangements.

The consultation period runs from 6 December 2018 until 31 January 2019, when our school’s full arrangements will be available to view or download from this page

To comment on any of the proposed changes, please email admissionconsultation@warrington.gov.uk or you can post your comments to the following address:

Admission Consultation

School Admissions Team

2nd Floor New Town House

Buttermarket Street

Warrington

WA1 2NH

You will receive an acknowledgement to let you know we have received your comments. All responses to the consultation will be considered by the relevant schools before admission arrangements are finalised on or before 28 February 2019.

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