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ADMISSION
CRITERIA

Winyates is an excellent school where children are at the heart of all we do. Children at Winyates belong to the Winyates family and share all the values that go with this. Children are stretched academically but without stress and this means our school regularly ranks in the top 5 in Peterborough. Not only do we achieve high standards academically but we work hard at sport too, with many of our teams winning at county level. 

So if you are looking for a place for 2024 and want somewhere for your children to thrive book a personal tour with the office. 

Best regards,

Mrs Firth 

Executive Headteacher

Entry to Reception 

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Admissions

Click here to visit the admissions page on the LA website where you can find further information and the appropriate forms. We adhere to the LA admissions policy to address starting in Reception, in-year transfers and appeals.

Should your child already be of school age and attending another Peterborough school you will need to request an In Year Transfer Form from your child’s current school. Once completed this must be forwarded to Admissions and your child will be placed on our relevant year group waiting list.  Offers are made by Admissions every 10 days approximately. You will be contacted by Admissions or by our school should your child be offered an In Year place at Winyates.

If your child is transferring from a school outside of Peterborough, please contact Admissions on 01733 864007 for advice

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:

Alnwick                          Bifield

Birchwood                    Hanbury

Hetley                            Howland

Paynels                         Wheatdole

Wingfield                       Winyates

Worsley

 

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.

Special Education Needs and Disabilities at Winyates 

Oversubscription:

In the event of over-subscription in any category, distance from the school will be used to determine places with the closest gaining higher priority. Distance is measured from the centre of the child’s home address to the school using the National Ordnance Survey set points via the local authority’s computerised measuring system.

Waiting list:

  • If the school has more applications than places available parents may elect to place their child’s 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 child’s 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.

 

For independent advice about appeals and admissions please contact

The advisory centre for education

Direct Gov

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