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Whybridge

Infant School

'Learning together to make a difference'

The admissions process and applications

You will need to apply for a new school place if:

  • Your child is currently in Little Rascals Pre-School, or another nursery, and you wish for them to attend our school in Reception next year (there is no automatic transfer from Little Rascals to our school)
  • Your child is not currently in a nursery or pre-school but they are the right age to attend Reception next year and you wish for them to attend at our school
  • Your child is currently in Year 2 and you wish for them to attend Whybridge Juniors, or any other junior school, in Year 3 next year (there is no automatic transfer to Whybridge Juniors from our school)
  • Your child is currently in a different school and you wish to make an in-year transfer to our school
  • Your child is currently in our school and you wish to make an in-year transfer to another school

Admissions in to and transfers out of our school (and all local schools) are managed by the local authority.  You must apply through them if you would like your child to attend our school.  We are bound by the local authority's policy for admissions and can not admit your child to our school independently.

 

Annual Intake for Reception (Infants) and Year 3 (juniors):

  • Applications open every September
  • Applications closing deadline is mid-January (see below link for this year's exact date)
  • Places are offered in April in order of policy rankings of needs priorities (waiting lists are created for schools which may be oversubscribed)
  • Schools liaise with local authority to confirm places/ waiting lists etc
  • Schools contact the parents with offered places
  • Intake happens in the following September

 

In-Year Transfers:

  • Apply for a transfer between schools at any point in the year
  • Local authority will put you on a waiting list for the chosen school and year group
  • Local authority will contact you once a place becomes available if you are at the top of the list
  • Local authority will contact the chosen school to inform them of the offer they have made to you
  • You have two weeks to accept the offer with the school (in our school we will contact you within 1 week of being notified by the local authority that you have been offered a place with us)
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