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Although we are often oversubscribed in our Foundation Stage from time to time we do have spaces that become available in other year groups. This can be for instance if a family relocates.  If you would like to enquire about whether we have any current spaces or put your name on a waiting list please call the school office on 01189302337.

 

We currently have spaces - please contact the school if you'd like to find out more

 

Admissions Policy 2019/20 Consultation

Consultation period: 16th October – 1st December 2017

 

The Governors at Englefield Primary School are proposing to change the school’s admissions policy from September 2019 by adopting the model admissions policy recommended by the Oxford Diocese.  The changes are to the oversubscription criteria that will be used should the school receive more applications to a particular year group than places available:

 

  1. To give higher priority to those children whose parents can demonstrate that their admission to the school is necessary on exceptional medical or social need, and

  2. To remove the criterion that relates to church attendance.

 

The proposed policy can be downloaded from the documents section below.

 

Should you wish to object to the proposed changes please send your comments to:

Mrs Z Benyon, Chair of Admissions Committee

Englefield CE Primary School

c/o office@englefield.w-berks.sch.uk

 

All objections must be received by no later than 4pm on Friday 1st December 2017

Admissions Policy

As a Voluntary Aided school, our Governing Body is responsible for deciding admissions.  We work closely with West Berkshire Local Authority to coordinate admissions, details of how to apply are available on the West Berkshire website, www.westberks.gov.uk.  This explains how parents can express a preference for a school and give reasons for that preference.

 

Englefield is a popular and regularly oversubscribed school.  We have agreed criteria for deciding applications when we are oversubscribed.  For full details on our Admissions Policy please see the downloads section on this page. 

 

How to apply for a place at our school

Applications for entry must be made on the common application form of the local authority where the parent lives at the time of the application (i.e. your home LA), which may of may not be West Berkshire.  Parents living in West Berkshire should apply either on-line via the West Berkshire website or on the West Berkshire common application form. 

 

We admit pupils at a single point of entry at the beginning of the academic year in September for children whose 5th birthday falls between 1st September – 31st August.  Places are offered on a full time basis, but parents can request for their children to attend part time until they reach 5 yrs old.  Parents also have the option to defer entry if they feel their child is not yet ready for school.  If parents are considering either of these options they must discuss it with the school first once their child has been allocated a place. 

 

Applications for places outside the normal admissions round, for example if you have are moving into the area and your child is already at school or you want to move your child, any such applications should be made directly to the school.

 

 

Timetable for admissions:

 

 

Academic year 2018/19

(children whose 5th birthday falls between 1/9/18 – 31/8/19)

Academic Year 2019/20

(children whose 5th birthday falls between 1/9/19 – 31/8/20)

Closing date for applications

 

15 January 2018

15 January 2019

Offers and refusals letters issued to parents

18 April 2018

16 April 2019

Parents acceptance of offer slips to be returned to schools by

4th  May 2018

4th May 2019

Closing date for appeals

 

18th May 2018

 

Appeals will be heard between

Mon 11th June - Thursday 19 July 2018

 

 

Late applications:

Applications received after the closing date are classed as “Late”. They are not considered until after the Local Authority has processed the applications that were sent in before the closing date.  The deadline for receipt of any late application appeals is 20 days after the receipt of the refusal letter.  Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline to lodge an appeal. 

  

No places will be allocated to children from waiting lists until after all acceptances have been returned.
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