60 pupils are admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday. Attendance is part-time at first, but all the children are full time by the October half term, which provides opportunities for settling in and initial liaison with parents.
We feel that it is most important to make your child’s first experience of school a very happy one and we aim to achieve this by careful induction of our Reception children coming into school. To help us make the transition from home to school as smooth as possible we have a range of pre-school procedures which includes:
- An opportunity for the children to visit the school, either with their pre-school leaders or with parents.
- An information evening held in the summer term when parents have the opportunity to meet the teachers, to ask questions about the school and to ask about the principles and policies we believe in. There is an opportunity for parents to find out how best to support their children and how that support can continue throughout their child’s school life.
- At the very beginning of their first term in September, the class teacher visits each child at home to introduce herself and answer any last minute queries.
During their first year at school, the children will continue to work towards the Early Learning Goals as started at Nursery School. All pupils will have the opportunity to develop in 5 areas – physically, socially, emotionally, aesthetically and intellectually. Above all, children will be encouraged to participate fully in all school activities and in so doing, experience pleasure, satisfaction and success.
Teachers meet and greet parents at 8.50am. Doors open for children to enter at 8.55am. Registration at 9.00am.
Morning sessions are:
8.55am – 11.45am for FS2
8.55am – 12.15pm for Years 1 – 6
Afternoon sessions are:
12.45pm – 3.10pm for FS2
1.15pm – 3.15pm for Years 1 and 2
1.15pm – 3.20pm for Years 3 – 6
As a maintained school we follow the code of admissions from Northamptonshire County Council and our oversubscription criteria is as follows:
Places will be allocated to pupils who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:
1) Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence/child arrangements order or special guardianship order
2) Pupils with a brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the child
3) Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school
4) Other pupils
If the admission number is exceeded within any criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.
To find out more information follow the link to the Northamptonshire County Council website: