North Somerset policy allows all children to have three years of infant schooling. To achieve this, children may start school in September, provided they have their fifth birthday during that school year. This is a voluntary option open to all North Somerset parents but, by law, all children must start school at the beginning of the term which follows their fifth birthday. The children’s admission to school will be on a part-time basis to start with. Their full-time attendance will depend upon how they are able to cope with a longer spell in school. The school’s Early Years Foundation Stage policy explains the induction process and can be obtained from the school office.
In order to make the transition from playgroup and nursery to school as smooth as possible, we arrange for your child to make a number of visits to get to know his/her teacher and to meet the other children currently in the Reception Class. The Reception teacher makes regular visits to the local pre-school. A home visit will be made just prior to your child starting school.
Parents are notified in April, by North Somerset Council, of their allocated school and new parents are invited to a meeting in the Summer Term to discuss any questions they may have about their child’s pending entry and to look around the school.
Appropriate information will be circulated after the school places have been allocated. All new parents are welcome to visit the school to meet the head and staff and see the school in action. Please contact the school for an appointment.
The school complies with North Somerset Local Education Authority’s admission policy relating to the allocation of places. Should the school be over-subscribed, the over-subscription criteria will be applied, full details of which can be obtained from the School Admissions Department at North Somerset Council, telephone 01934 888888.