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Admissions

**To enquire about current availability of school places, please contact the school office**  

 

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.  We welcome visits from prospective parents at anytime throughout the year. Visits 

for our 2023 intake have been arranged, please see the dates here

 

Applications for entry into our Reception class begins in October (for entry in the following academic year). Prospective parents should apply for a school place by the closing date in the academic year of their child's 4th Birthday.

 

Our Pupil Admission Number (P.A.N) is 15 - i.e we can offer up to a maximum of 15 pupils a place in our reception class (in very exceptional circumstances we may exceed our P.A.N). More than 60% of our current pupil cohort comes from out of catchment. The headteacher would be delighted to show prospective parents around the school - please ring or e-mail the office to make an appointment.

 

Woolhampton School Catchment Area


 

2021/2022 Academic Year

Parents who need to apply for a place starting in the 2021/2022 academic year are those with a child whose date of birth is between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. On-time applicants can apply for a school place from October 2020, online (Online Application Form) or by post. The closing date for application is 15th January 2021. Late applicants can still apply but will need to post or email an application form. Depending on the time and reason that a late application is received, it may still be considered in the normal round of admissions. Offers are made to all West Berkshire applicants on the 16th April 2021. Further information on how and when to apply for a place at Woolhampton C.E. Primary School and application data for 2020 is available from the West Berkshire Council Website.

 

The Admissions Policy for the September 2021 intake can be viewed here

 

Access to the West Berkshire School Admission Guide, can be accessed here.

 

Consultation on 2023/2024 School Admissions Policy

The Governing Body of Woolhampton Church of England Primary School will be consulting on the School’s Admissions Policy for the September 2023 intake between 21st December 2021 and 31st January 2022.

 

The 2023/2024 Admissions Policy may be viewed at the following link:

 

Woolhampton CE Primary School - Admissions Policy 2023/2024 - Proposed

 

The Admissions Policy for the 2022/2023 school year can be viewed at the link below for comparison:

 

Woolhampton CE Primary School - Admissions Policy 2022/2023

 

Should you wish to make any comments regarding the admissions policy, please email admissions_consultation@woolhamptonschool.org by 31st January 2022.

 

School admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements if they propose a change other than an increase to their published admission number. They must also consult if they have not consulted in the last seven years. In the case of Woolhampton Church of England Primary School, the consultation is required due to proposed changes to the School’s admissions criteria. These are summarised as follows:

 

  1. An alteration to the existing admissions criteria: The definition of Sibling has now been changed within all relevant criteria to incorporate any child with a multiple birth sibling who has a confirmed Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in advance of starting at the School.
  2. An alteration to the Notes section regarding definition of home address: Within the proposed policy, where parental responsibilities are shared and the child/children live at both parent’s addresses during the school week on a permanent arrangement, either address will be considered the permanent home address. The note also clarified the evidence that may be required to establish a child’s address.

 

Timeline for the Consultation Process

                                                                                   

21 December 2021 – 31 January 2022

Governing Body consult on proposed admission arrangements

28 February 2022

Admission arrangement are determined by the Governing Body

15 March 2022

Admission arrangements are published

15 May 2022

Deadline for objections to the Admissions Adjudicator

 

 

In Year and Late Admissions

Information on how to apply for any year group in our school, at times other than the normal admission points, is available on the West Berkshire Council Website.

 

Appeal Information

For information on how to appeal against a West Berkshire Council decision, can be found on their website. Information from the Department for Education can also be located on their website.

 

MARCH 2020 UPDATE:  Due to the current coronavirus pandemic the appeals deadlines for 2020 are under review.  Below are the proposed dates for appeal deadlines - the deadline will depend on when schools return and the various different return date scenarios are as follows:

 

Secondary Appeals

On time appeals final date:

18th May

Return after Easter:

2nd June

Return after May half term:

3rd July

Return in September:

6th October

 

Primary Appeals

On time appeals final date:

20th July

Return after Easter:

20th July (as above)

Return after May half term:

9th October

Return in September:

2nd December

 

 

In-year appeals

These will be heard as soon as possible after schools return from the coronavirus closure

 

For information on the West Berkshire procedure or details of the Department for Educations admission code, please click on the relevant logo.

 

 

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