If your child was born between 1 Sep 2012 and 31 Aug 2013 you can apply for a reception 2017 place at our school from 12th Sep 2016. Closing date for applications is midnight on 15 Jan 2017. Any applications received after this date will be treated as a “late” application.
The School’s admission limit for Reception aged children is 30. Schools have “catchment areas” which, in Winyates Primary School’s case, are those housing areas nearest to the School:
Places are allocated in the following priority:
1. Looked after children living in the catchment area.
2. Verified medical need relating to the pupil. Please note that the requirements are strict. The application should be supported by a medical report, obtained by parents, which sets out the essential medical reasons why a child should attend Winyates Primary School rather than an alternative local school.
3. Children living in the School’s catchment area. If there are more applications than places available the allocation will be made in the following order:
(i) Children with a brother or sister in attendance at the School at the time of admission. In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to those living nearest to the School by the shortest available walking route.
(ii) Children who would have furthest to walk by the shortest available safe walking route to the nearest alternative primary school with spare places.
4. Children living outside the School’s catchment area with a brother or sister in attendance at the School at the time of admission. In case of equal merit, priority will be given to those living nearest to the School by the shortest available safe walking route.
5. Children from outside the School’s catchment area living nearest to the School by the shortest available safe walking route. Within this category, consideration would be given first to any children unable to gain access to their local designated school because of over subscription.
CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES:
The Governors are committed to the full implementation of the School’s Equal Opportunities Policy and, in consultation with the LEA, will positively consider the admission of pupils with disabilities. Should such admission be made, the Governors will attempt to gain additional learning and other resources for the child to ensure that educational progress is made, the full curriculum is available (if appropriate) and that the child receives special needs support in accordance with the School’s Special Educational Needs Policy.
- If the school has more applications than places available parents may elect to place their childs name on a waiting list.
- Pupils will be placed on the waiting list in strict order according to the over-subscription criteria on the admissions policy. If a place becomes available at the school, places will be allocated according to these criteria.
- The waiting list will be held from the allocation of places date, for at least one term in the year of admission.
- Parents must contact the school and request that their childs name is placed on the waiting list. This can be done by telephone or email.
- Parents must contact the school within seven days of the allocation of school places. Parents must contact the school again at the beginning of September if they wish their child to remain on the waiting list within ten school days. Any places which become available at the beginning of September will be allocated after ten school days.
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