Edenfield C of E Primary School

Admissions

ADMISSION OF PUPILS

Edenfield C.E. Primary School offers primary education to children aged 4 to 11. The admission of  Reception children to the school is the responsibility of the Education Authority.  The admission of children from  Years 1 – 6 is the responsibility of the school. The maximum number to be admitted each year is currently 25. If at any time there are more applications than there are places, the criteria for selection are those laid down by Lancashire Education Authority.

Priority will be given to:

  • A child in Public Care, (Looked After Child) who is in public care at the time the preferences are expressed and are still expected to be in public care when admitted to the school.
  • A child who has a brother or sister already attending the school excluding Yr 6, this includes stepchildren, half brothers and sisters, adopted and foster children who are living at the same address.
  • A child for whom the Authority accepts that there are strong medical, social or welfare reasons for admission.

The remaining places will be allocated with reference to the distances:

  • Between home and the school of the parents’ preference.
  • Between home and the nearest alternative school at which a place is available.

Priority will normally be given to children who would have the furthest distance to travel to the nearest alternative school at which a place is available. If you are not allocated a place in the school then you have a right of appeal. Please contact the school or the Education Office for more details (see below).

East Area Education Office, 44 Union Street, Accrington BB5 1PL

Tel: 01254 220711

We are delighted to take children’s names on our ‘expression of interest’ list at any time. In the Autumn term, prior to the September in which your child is due to start, every parent/carer on our list will be invited to our Open Day which takes place in September/October.

We are eager that parents make the correct choice of school for their child and would strongly recommend that parents/carers take advantage of the opportunity to see the school at work and ask questions relating to the school’s philosophy and ethos before making a final decision. Appointments to view the school at work can be made at any time by telephoning school on 01706 823608.

Before your child begins school they are invited to attend a number of half-day sessions to introduce them to the school’s routine, and there will also be a parents’ meeting in May/June. Full details of our induction process will be provided if your child is offered a place at our school.

In order to facilitate a smooth transition from pre-school provision to Edenfield School, the new Reception children currently attend school for half a day during the first two weeks of term: one week of mornings and one week of afternoons. Full time schooling currently commences at the start of the third week.

 

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