In addition, please refer to our Admissions Policy
When your child first starts school you will be asked for information to complete our confidential school records. Part of this information will be about how to contact you, or who else to contact, if we can't reach you in case of emergencies. Please let us know of any changes to this information in the future.
To complete an online application to admit you child/ren to our school, please click here.
Arrangements For The Admission Of Pupils With Disabilities
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as one who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a persons' ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Most children with Special Needs will not be disabled within the meaning of the Act. The admission of pupils with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non-disabled pupils. Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility.
Steps are taken to prevent any pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils. In practice we ensure that classroom and extra-curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs.
Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.
Existing facilities provided to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities;
Wheelchair access at most entrances and sections of the school.
Carpeted areas classrooms to aid hearing impaired pupils learning.
Exterior lighting to improve evening access.
Routes to the main entrance are clearly signed and free from obstructions.
Disabled Toilet located next to the office.
Requests for absence from school in exceptional circumstances and Penalty Notices.
You are required under the Education Act (1996) to ensure your child attends school regularly. If your child accrues 10 consecutive sessions of unauthorised absence you may be liable for a penalty notice (one days absence equals two sessions and a five day absence is equal to 10 sessions).
An unauthorised absence is any absence that the Head teacher has not given permission for or where an explanation has not been provided by the parents.
Parents must complete a request for absence from school in exceptional circumstances form and submit this to the school, allowing for sufficient time to enable the school to consider the request and inform parents of the decision.
Where parents do not follow the school’s procedures of submitting a request and simply remove their child without seeking prior approval, a warning may not be given and you may be liable for a penalty notice.
If your request is declined or you do not follow the correct procedure and you still take your child out of school each parent within your household may be issued with a £60 penalty notice for each child you have taken out of school. If a penalty notice remains unpaid after 21 days it will increase to £120. If after 28 days it remains unpaid you may be summonsed to appear before Magistrates to explain why your child has unauthorised school absences and you may be liable for a fine of up to £1000.
Copies of the absence from school for exceptional circumstances request form with the information for parents, the revised referral form and the revised code of conduct are attached.