Admission to our School
Parents who are interested in their children joining our school from Foundation stage, are welcomed as part of an initial visit, led by the the Headteacher, who will be delighted to give a tour and explain how our school can provide for your child.
Prospective Parents Tours for those wishing their children to join us in September, 2014 have now taken place. If you are hoping your child will join us in Foundation in September, 2014, please contact the office and make arrangements to view the school in January, 2014. You can still apply for a place here without visiting our school.
Parents wishing to apply for a school place for the first time should apply by the closing date in the academic year of their child’s 4th birthday. For example, for the academic year 2014/2015, places will be offered to children whose birth date falls between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010. Applications are made between 1 October 2013 and 15 January 2014 and can be submitted by post or by using the Local Authorities online facility. Parents are notified of their child’s placement on or around 16 April 2014. (Late applications can still be made outside of these dates but need to be via post or email).
For parents of children wishing to join the school at any other time, for example having recently moved into the area during the middle of a school year, parents are invited to contact the school to arrange a mutually convenient date to visit. At present, we have spaces in the following year groups: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
If you would like to enrol your child at the school, please contact the West Berkshire Council Admissions Team by calling 01635 519780 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Local Authority manage our admission process and will be able to provide you with the necessary guidance on how to make an application.
Once a child has been offered a place at the school, a visit by your child and ‘taster’ days are normally arranged. This helps them to settle into the school and become familiar with teachers and the layout of the school, as well as making new friends. As a school, we place high importance on the pastoral care as well as the academic care of all of our pupils.
We are proud to welcome children and families into our happy, hard working school where children learn to live and live to learn together.