Admission to School
The current policy for admission laid down by South Gloucestershire Education Committee permits the offer of a place, from September, to any child who will be four years old before 1 September. The place (a) does not have to be accepted; (b) can be taken up at the beginning of the Spring or Summer term. More detailed information, especially about the county's criteria for allocating places in oversubscribed schools, is contained in the application form for children entering school for the first time. Copies of this are available at the school.
Children must be in school at the beginning of the term after they are five. It helps us to plan ahead if you are able to put your child's name down well in advance.
In the event of the number of applicants exceeding the number of places available, the Local Authority prioritises the offers. See www.southglos.gov.uk/admissions.. If you are not satisfied with the offer of a place, you are entitled to appeal. The school will give you information about this if you require it.
A booklet, the Entry Profile, given to parents of children who are due to start school. It suggests ways in which children may be prepared for their school life to begin and invites the parents to help us by giving us some valuable information about your child. Visits to the school are arranged in the summer term so that children will have seen the school from the inside and have some idea of what to expect. The opportunity is also taken for the Headteacher and the Infant Class teacher, to talk with the parents and answer any questions.
In the September all children commence part time for the first few weeks, starting in small groups and 'building' the class up so that everyone gets to know each other quickly. Later in the term parents are invited to a meeting about aspects of school routine and curriculum, and in particular how they might profitably help their child.
If your child is already attending school and you have come to the district, please contact the school to arrange for a visit and to discuss your child's future education.