Our first aim is to work with you to make the transition from home to school a happy and positive one for your child.
Children can be admitted into the school from the September of the academic year in which their fifth birthday occurs according to the conditions of the County Admissions Policy (www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions). Applications must be made by parents / carers direct to Somerset County Council regardless of existing catchment areas. If there are more applications received than places available at our school, then the County Admissions Officer will apply over subscription criteria to decide which children can be allocated a place. Details of these criteria can be accessed from the county website. The closing date for submission of completed application forms is 15th January 2017. At any point during the year before your child starts, you and your child are welcome to attend class-based activities. It is not necessary to have an allocated place confirmed to join these sessions. During the second half of the Summer Term there will be opportunities for your child to spend half days in school. A meeting for the parents of new children takes place in July. There is flexibility for children to have individual induction programmes up to the age of five. To ease the transition process for the children we increase the time in school from mornings only to full days by week five or six. During this time parents are offered a home visit by Foundation Stage staff to talk about their child’s needs.
We also welcome children up to the age of 11 who are moving from other schools up to the published admission numbers for each year group. Once the planned admission numbers for a year group are exceeded however, applications for a place will need to be made directly to the County Council Admissions team (0845 4564038).
We welcome all children to our school and value equality and diversity through all that we do. The procedure adopted by the school in the case of a pupil with disabilities is as follows:
Ensure the physical environment is appropriate to allow full access to the school site and grounds and to the curriculum and undertake any modifications possible to improve physical accessibility.