Welcome to Laddingford Primary School
Reception 2021 Admission
If you have a child starting Reception in September 2021 and you're interested in joining our school, an application will need to be made via Kent.gov.uk. Applications open on 5th November 2020 and must be submitted by 15th January 2021. Notice of your allocated school will be given in April 2021.
Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to hold in-person Open Day events or tours of our school. Instead, we will be hosting three virtual tours: one each on the 16th, 18th and 23rd November 2020. Please contact the office on 01622 871270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest for one of these events.
We look forward to meeting you!
If you're interested in joining our school during the school year, please get in touch to discuss the process in more detail. You can either call the office on 01622 871270 or email email@example.com.
Determined Oversubscription Criteria for Community and Voluntary Controlled Infant Junior and Primary Schools
The over-subscription criteria for all Community and Voluntary Controlled primary schools are as follows.
Before the application of oversubscription criteria, children with a statement of special educational need or Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school will be admitted. As a result of this, the published admissions number will be reduced accordingly.
If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of spaces available, places will be allocated in the following priority order:
Waiting list will be held for at least the first term of the academic year in over-subscription criteria order.
Where an offer has been made, the school will provide for the admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday. Parents can choose to defer the date their child is admitted to the school until later in the school year, but not beyond the start of the term after their child reaches compulsory school age and not beyond the beginning of the final term of the school year. Where parents wish, children may attend part-time until later in the school year, but not beyond the start of the term after their child reaches compulsory school age.
Requests for admission to Reception outside of the normal age group should be made to the Headteacher of each preferred school as early as possible in the admissions round associated with that child’s date of birth. This will allow the school and admissions authority sufficient time to make a decision before the closing date. Parents are not expected to provide evidence to support their request to defer their application, however where provided it must be specific to the child in question. This might include medical or Educational Psychologist reports. There is no legal requirement for this medical or educational evidence to be secured from an appropriate professional, however, failure to provide this may impede a school’s ability to agree to deferral.
Parents are required to complete an application for the normal point of entry at the same time, in case their request is declined. This application can be cancelled if the school agrees to accept a deferred application for entry into Year R the following year. Deferred applications must be made via paper RCAF to the LA, with written confirmation from each named school attached. Deferred applications will be processed in the same way as all applications for the cohort in the following admissions round, and offers will be made in accordance with each school’s over-subscription criteria. Further advice is available at www.kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions
Please see the Kent County Council website link below. Here you will find application forms for school places - applying for a Reception year place, applying for a Secondary School place and In Year Casual Admission (IYCAF form) to move your child to a different school as well as further information on choosing a school, what to do after you receive an offer, appeals and school age criteria.
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