Sketch of Keelham Primary School

Keelham Primary School
Well Heads, Keelham, Bradford, BD13 4HH
Tel: 01274832491 · Fax: 01274833816 · Email: office@keelham.bradford.sch.uk
Headteacher: Miss. D Butler

Behaviour is good. Pupils enjoy coming to school and are keen to learn. They get on well with
each other and their teachers and feel very safe in school and attend well. OFSTED 2013

NURSERY ADMISSIONS POLICY 2017/18

 

 

Admission of Pupils – (from September 2017)

 

Keelham nursery is set within the Foundation Unit in Keelham Primary School. 15 pupils will be admitted each academic year; these places are on a part time basis of 15 hours per week. The split is 2.5 days per week and organised full day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning or afternoon.

 

The School will keep a waiting list of children who wish to be admitted to the nursery.  Parents wishing their child to attend the nursery should put their child’s name on the waiting list as soon as practicable.

 

At the appropriate time (usually the April of the year the child is due to start in September) the school will contact the parents of those children who have met the following criteria and been allocated a place in the nursery.

 

Please note: – The offer of a nursery place does not guarantee the child a place in the reception class. A fresh application will be required in accordance with the criteria for admission to reception class.

 

Allocation of places

 

Children are normally admitted to nursery in September in the academic year following their 3rd birthday. Date of birth should fall between the following dates for admittance to nursery in September 2017, 01/9/2013 & 31/8/2014.

 

If there are more applications to nursery than there are places available the following oversubscription criteria will be used to allocate places.

 

  • Children looked after by the Local Authority and looked after children who have ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardian ship order).

 

  • Siblings* of children already in the school, living at the same home address and who will be attending school at the time of admission.

 

  • Children who live closest to the school. The distance will be measured by the shortest distance by accessible road from directly outside the home address* to directly outside the main school gates. Where the offer of places to applicants measuring equal distance would lead to over subscription, the decision who will be offered a place would be made by random selection.
  • *2 – The term ‘sibling’ means a brother or sister who lives with the same family at the same address. Children living permanently with the same family, e.g. fostered, adopted and step children are also included. Twins or triplets – where a family of twins or triplets request admission and only one of the siblings can be offered a place, the remaining siblings will also be offered places above the admission number.

 

  • *3 – “Home address” refers to the child’s permanent home at the date of admission.  Where the child lives with parents with shared responsibility, it is for the parents to determine which address to use when applying for a primary school. Once a place has been allocated the school will need secure evidence of the child’s residency. This will take the form of child benefit information or family tax credit details.  If this cannot be secured the place may be withdrawn. We cannot use the address of a relative or child-minder.

 

From September 2017 due to the increase to 30 hours offer of free childcare from the Government. Keelham have initially agreed to offer up to 22.5 hours within nursery for those eligible. This is offered on a fair basis to all eligible families any extra hours available will be allocated using the following criteria

 

  •  Siblings of children in school and attending Keelham at the point of admission
  • Single parents

 

This will be reviewed before admissions in September 2018.

Please fill in an application  form which you can access via the link – Click Here

 

 

 Admission of Pupils to Reception 

 

Keelham Primary School will admit 15 pupils each year into the reception class.

Pupils will be offered a full time place in the September of the academic year in which their fifth birthday falls.

If the school or parents feel that a full time place is not appropriate before the child reaches statutory school age, a deferred place or a part time place can be offered.

The School will keep a list of children who wish to be admitted to the reception class. The length of time on the waiting list will not be used to give priority for admissions.

At the appropriate time (usually the November of the year before the child is due to start in September of the following year) the school will contact all parents whose children’s names appear on the reception class list to invite them to apply for a place at the school.  Offer of places will be made direct to parents on 16th April each year.

Oversubscription

Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below to decide which children to admit:

 

  • Children looked after by the Local Authority and looked after children who have ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardian ship order).

 

  • Siblings* of children already in the school, living at the same home address and who will be attending school at the time of admission.

 

  • Children who live closest to the school. The distance will be measured by the shortest distance by accessible road from directly outside the home address* to directly outside the main school gates. Where the offer of places to applicants measuring equal distance would lead to over subscription, the decision who will be offered a place would be made by random selection.

 

*2 – The term ‘sibling’ means a brother or sister who lives with the same family at the same address. Children living permanently with the same family, e.g. fostered, adopted and step children are also included. Twins or triplets – where a family of twins or triplets request admission and only one of the siblings can be offered a place, the remaining siblings will also be offered places above the admission number.

 

*3 – “Home address” refers to the child’s permanent home at the date of admission.  Where the child lives with parents with shared responsibility, it is for the parents to determine which address to use when applying for a primary school. Once a place has been allocated the school will need secure evidence of the child’s residency. This will take the form of child benefit information or family tax credit details.  If this cannot be secured the place may be withdrawn.

 

The above criteria shall be over-ridden and a place offered:-

 

Where a parent’s preference is based on special medical reasons for admission where they are deemed essential by independent professional recommendation from the child’s paediatrician or consultant.

A child, who has a statement of Special Educational Needs which names Keelham Primary School, will be admitted without reference to the above criteria.

Pupils will not be admitted above the published admission number for the school unless:

 

  • twins and children from multiple births when one of the siblings is the last child to be admitted,
  • the pupil is admitted as part of the fair access protocol, agreed with all schools in the area.

 

Applicants who are not allocated places at the school during the normal admission to reception should request through the Local authority to be placed on the school waiting list.  This list will be kept for one year.  Late applications will be added to the list and treated in the same way as other refused applications.

Where a pupil seeks to be admitted to the School at any time other than during the normal admission to reception class, a place will be offered where a place is available in that child’s year and class group in liaison with the local authority. The place will normally be offered at the start of a new term and after consultation with the Head teacher of the school at which the child is currently placed.

 

In the event of a place not being available parents can request that their child be added to the waiting list for the child’s year group.

 

Places which later become available in any year group will be offered to pupils on the list for that year group in accordance with the oversubscription criteria detailed above.  The length of time on the list will not be used to give priority for admissions.

 

In the event of their child not being offered a place at the school, parents have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel.  Further guidance on how to appeal will be sent to you if there is no place available for your child.

 

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