The Nursery offers part-time morning and afternoon places for pupils of Nursery age plus some 30 hours of child care too. Names for the Nursery class are accepted after a child’s second birthday.
Applications must be made on the Local Authority Registration for Admissions to Nursery Schools and Classes form which is available from school. Forms are completed by parents and returned to school with the accompanying safeguarding documentation checks (birth certificate and confirmation of address).
School follows the Local Authority Nursery Admissions Policy 2012 which can be found on the Sunderland City Council website.
All parents are invited to attend an information session in the summer term to visit the Nursery and meet the staff who will be caring for their child. Further details about the Nursery and starting arrangements are given at this meeting. When places are available we admit children following their third birthday.
We intend to admit up to 60 pupils in the Reception Year group.
Pupils join the Reception classes at the beginning of the school year in which they will be five. Parents are asked to complete an on-line application form.
Parents and their children are invited to visit the school in the summer term prior to their September start. Information sessions are held to help prepare the children and their parents as much as possible for school life. Partner agencies such as the school nursing service, school meals, the Families Information Service and Children’s Centres are invited to the meetings to speak with parents.
New pupils are also invited to transition days in school so that they can meet their new teachers and begin to make new friends. School works closely with the feeder nurseries to ensure the pupils have a smooth transition into school.
Once a child has a place in the Reception classes, they have a short staggered or phased entry to school.
School adheres to the Local Authority Admissions Policy 2012/2013 which can be found on the Sunderland City Council website.
If it has not been possible to offer a place at your preferred school(s) the decision will be confirmed in writing. You have the right to appeal to an independent panel. for further information please visit the SCC School Appeals Process secton of their website.
Applying for a school place if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan
Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan follow a different admission and transfer process for a new school. Please continue to complete Sunderland City Council’s parental preference form, as part of the admission process to a new school. You continue to have a right to request a particular school and this will be considered alongside the information that we have about your child’s special educational needs. The information would have been provided as part of the Education, Health and Care assessment or following the review meeting.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.