As a two form entry with an intake of 30 children in EYFS to Year 2, we work very closely with our local pre-schools to help the children have a good transition from their previous setting into our school. The pre-school children are invited to visit us with their key person or a parent at certain dates and times in order to give the children a gentle introduction. The reception teachers also visit the pre-school. This is so they can meet the children and find out about what they like to do and who their friends are. They also make home visits at the beginning of the Autumn term.
Parents and carers are written to in advance of their child starting school where we detail the dates and times of visits. We also hold an evening meeting in the summer term where we tell parents/carers about life in the reception classes and provide all the necessary information about our school as well as giving them the opportunity to meet the class teachers.
The policy provided by Essex County Council state that children born on 1st September 2015 up to and including 31st August 2016, start in EYFS/Reception at the beginning of the academic year September 2020.
Online application for September 2020 admissions can be made from 11th November 2019 up to and including 15th January 2020 when it closes. The same admission process applies for junior schools, including transfers from infant schools.
Essex County Council handle the admissions and you can apply for your child’s place via their Admissions website where you can register their details.
Following registration, your registered GP will send you the application form which should be completed and returned by the end of the February, prior to your child starting school in the Autumn term. Should you not receive the form or have any questions, please contact Planning and Admissions at County Hall, Chelmsford, telephone 0845 603 2200.
Please refer to http://www.essex.gov.uk/admissions which details admission arrangements from Essex County Council for the academic year 2020-21