Admissions to the Reception Year at Weldon Church of England Primary School are made in the September after your child turns four years of age. Applications should be made in the September after your child reaches their third birthday to Northamptonshire County Council and can be made electronically via their website firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper application forms can also be requested from the Admissions Team, Northamptonshire County Council.
If your child is already at a primary school and you want to move them to a different school you will need to apply for an in-year place. Contact the Admissions Team, Northamptonshire County Council:
Visits to our school are most welcome and can be organised through our school office: 01536 265288 or by emailing: email@example.com
Primary school places for September 2018
You must apply for a primary school place for each of your children due to start in a Reception class or moving onto the next stage of school, even if you have an older child already attending Weldon CE Primary School. Do not assume that a place will be allocated automatically to a younger sibling.
When is my child legally required to start school?
Children are required to start their compulsory education from the beginning of the term following their 5th birthday (based on a 3 term year with terms starting in September, January and April). In Northamptonshire, children are offered a full year in Reception i.e. the school place is available from the beginning of the school year in which the child has their 5th birthday. A parent can request that entry to the school, where they have been offered a place, is deferred until later in the same school year. If such a request is made the school is required to hold the place for the child; it cannot be offered to another child. The place cannot be kept open beyond the academic year for which the original application was accepted.
Any parent who is considering deferring their child’s admission to school is recommended to discuss this with the Head Teacher when their child has been offered a place. Parents of children born during the summer term who are thinking of deferring their child’s admission by a full school year should contact us to discuss this as soon as possible.
Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or 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:
(i) 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.
(ii) Pupils who live in the linked area (Weldon)
(iii) Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child
(iv) Children of staff members (see definition below)
(v) Other pupils
Definition of staff members
a) where the member of staff has been employed at the school for 2 or more years at the time of which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or b) the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is demonstrable skill shortage.
If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (ii) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.
Our school is part of the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET) and the notification of school allocation of places for Reception Year for September 2018 will be issued on 16 April 2018. Following the National Offer Day (16 April 2018), the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 16 May 2018. On-time appeals will be heard by 17 July 2018. Proposed appeal hearing dates are during the weeks commencing 11 June and 18 June 2018. Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.
For Appeals at Weldon CE Primary School please contact - Alex Benoy, Education Administrator, Diocese of Peterborough
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