Admissions Policy: For September 2020

Admissions Policy: For September 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Admissions Policy 2021 - 22: variation due to COVID 19

During the COVID19 pandemic, churches and other religious buildings have been closed by law for public worship and for other uses. Since the school’s oversubscription criteria include church attendance, (at a specified frequency and period of time) parents and their children are unable to meet this criterion under the terms of our current admissions arrangements.

Due to this, a variation has been added to our policy which states the following:

“In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship”.

Reception children – due to start primary school in September 2021.

The statutory closing date is 15 January 2021.

The application to be made by the closing date using this direct link

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/apply-for-a-school-place/

Should you need any help, support or guidance, the Pupil Access Office Contacts are listed below

 Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale

01254-220747

County Team

01772-531676

  

Getting Ready for Starting School 

Starting school is a big moment for children (as well as their parents and/or carers) – and it can be both an exciting and nervous time.  There is so much information to be given and absorb and lots of things to remember.  In Lancashire we want to help encourage and support families so that our children are supported to have a better start in life, to support their futures.

To help raise the importance of children being ready for school by 5, information has been made available by Lancashire County Council Public Health Team for families living in or moving into Lancashire.  This information shares ways in which parents/carers can show, support and encourage involvement and responsibility for their children being school ready.  It follows families playing out the school day together in a school setting, highlighting short messages related to the messages of communication, encouraging independence and making friends and interacting with others in a new environment.  Signposting information for families where they will be able to find out more information is also provided.

Click here to view the video and top tips leaflet: www.lancashire.gov.uk/childcare. Both of which are available to be used and shared with families to help everyone get ready for school.

 

Consultation on the Admissions Policy for September 2022

We are obliged to consult every 7 years regarding our Admissions Policy. If you have any comments to make, please put them in writing and send them to the headteacher, Mrs Jo Duckworth. These will then be shared with the Chair of Governors, Mrs Cath Ogden. 

There have been some changes to the admissions criteria to make them simpler to understand. The current admissions criteria are on the website for September 2021 if you wish to compare.

Any comments need to be back in school before Friday 11th December 2020.