All children are entitled to start in a Reception class in the September after their fourth birthday. Children do not, however, have to start school in September if it is felt that they are not ready. The statutory school age, by which a child must start school, will remain as the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.
Parents should be aware that if they choose to delay a child's entry to school until the following September, the child could go straight into Year 1 rather than Reception.
* You must apply if your child was born between 1st September 2014 – 31st August 2015.
* The closing date for applications is 15th January 2019
* You must apply even if your child is attending a nursery or pre-school on a school site or you have a child already attending the school
* Attending a nursery does not guarantee a school place.
* If a child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health & Care Plan the closing date is 31st October 2018
for all applications.
* Where there is more demand for places in school than are actually available, the LA will allocate places in the following priority order:
1. Children who live in the school's defined attendance area.
If places are unavailable for all these local children, then places will be given first to:
a) Those children who will have on the day of admission, a brother(s) or sister(s) at the school; and then
b) On the basis of relative proximity and ease of access to the school as measured by the shortest available walking route
2. Any places which remain available will then be allocated to applicants from outside the school's defined attendance area in the following
a) Health reasons, in exceptional circumstances where there is written medical evidence that admission to a particular school is essential
for the medical wellbeing of a child;
b) To children who have, on the date of admission, a brother(s) or sister(s) at the school; and then
c) On the basis of relative proximity and ease of access to the school as measured by the shortest available walking route
* See website for more information www.telford.gov.uk/admissions or contact School Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org
* If you do not have access to a computer you can go to your local library and use their computer facilities.
Telford & Wrekin Council is consulting on proposals to amend the admission policy for its community and voluntary controlled schools for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
The details on the changes being consulted on can be found here: http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20026/school_admissions