Becoming a Member of Our School

As a Community School, we admit pupils in line with the London Borough of Sutton Admissions policy. The exact dates for admission are laid down by the London Borough of Sutton.

Currently, we are a three form entry primary school with a maintained nursery. After an exciting expansion, from September 2018 we will be a four form entry primary school, with maintained nurseries, on a split site.

Our existing ‘Hackbridge Corner’ site has a 52 part-time place (15 hours free education) nursery and three forms of entry (90 pupils) from Reception to Year 6.

Our additional new ‘London Road’ site, which will open in September 2018, will have a 26 full-time place (30 hours free education funded) nursery and initially one form of entry for Reception (30 pupils). The ‘London Road’ site will expand by a year group each year until it is fully one form of entry from Reception to Year 6 by September 2024.

For Reception pupils joining us from September 2018 onwards, the London Borough of Sutton will allocate 120 pupils to the school and then, after the national offer day each year, the school will determine which site each child will attend for that year and advise parents accordingly.

From September 2018, after our expansion on a split site, pupils within the school may be educated on either site each year and not just at the site which they originally begin at. Pupils at either site will access the facilities and resources on either site e.g. the new school field on the ‘London Road’ site or the Sports Hall on our ‘Hackbridge Corner’ site.

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Nursery

The majority of children are admitted to our nursery classes in the September after their third birthday. We are also able to admit children at the beginning of the Spring and Summer terms after their third birthday, if spaces are available. Applications for nursery places from September 2017 onwards must be made directly to the school and not to the local authority.

Reception

Children are admitted into Reception in the September of the academic year in which they will have their fifth birthday. Children who attend our nursery also have to make an application to join Reception as this is not automatic. Applications for Reception places must be made online to the local authority Admissions Department at www.sutton.gov.uk/admissions.

Mid-Term Admissions

If we have places in-year across any year group from Reception to Year 6 in the school, we may also be able to admit children 'mid-term'. Applications for mid-term entry need to be made centrally to the local authority Admissions Department. They can be contacted on 020 8770 5000 or online at www.sutton.gov.uk/admissions .

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When children begin Reception, the cohort is divided between three classes (four classes from September 2018). Where information about a child’s pre-school or day nursery has been included in their ‘starting school’ application, we will contact that setting so that we can plan for their needs when they start school.

We will consult with the parents/carers of twins/triplets to ascertain their family preference for whether the children are placed in the same class as each other from Reception onwards or across the classes in the year group.

We do not have a fixed policy on mixing classes each year, but it is in the best interests of all children that we consider the make-up of classes on an annual basis in order that their quality of learning is maximised and it is therefore policy for us to look at each year group in the summer term to decide whether any remixing would be beneficial. Parents are always notified where we are considering this for any year group and we would like to reassure you that this is never a decision which is taken lightly.

If your child begins at a normal transfer point then you will be invited to attend one of our intake meetings where the process of ‘starting nursery’ or ‘starting school’ will be explained.

If your child joins us as a 'mid-term entrant', we will invite you to an Admissions meeting before they join the school. We will also ensure that he or she spends some time with a member of our Inclusion Team. This will help them to settle in quickly and ensure that they have several members of the school team who they can turn to in their first few days.

Tours for prospective parents are run fortnightly by the Senior Leadership Team.

Open Days for 2017/2018 are currently planned for Wednesday 27th September 2017 and Wednesday 6th December 2017, particularly with those looking to make ‘starting school’ applications for September 2018 in mind, but all are welcome to attend.

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Transfer to High School

Transfer to High School takes place at the end of Year Six when most children are eleven years of age. Applications for secondary school places must be made centrally online to the local authority Admissions Department online at www.sutton.gov.uk/admissions.