Admission Arrangements to Main School 2016-2017
Thank you for showing an interest in our school. Should you wish your child to attend Village Primary School, please feel free to contact us on 01642 676768 to arrange an appointment to come and view the school and meet the staff.
All school admissions (Reception to Y6) are processed by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s School Admissions Department and places are allocated according to a strict set of admissions criteria.
Under Stockton’s Co-ordinated Admissions Arrangements parents/carers need to complete a “Common Application Form”.
STOCKTON’S ADMISSIONS POLICY FOR 2016-2017
Admission policy for community schools and voluntary-controlled schools
1 Pupils who are in the care of the local authority.
2 Pupils who need specialist provision due to their complex needs.
3 Primary pupils who have a brother or sister at the school when the pupil begins, where the parent requested a place at the admission zone school for their older sibling but the LA were not able to offer a place to the older sibling at that school.
(This applies to parents of primary aged children who, in the main round of admissions in respect of the older sibling, put the admission zone school as a 1st preference on the form provided by the LA and returned it on time).
4 Pupils who live within the school admission zone for whom the LA has received an application form by the stipulated date.
5 Pupils who have a brother or sister living at the same address and are still at the school when they will start school.
6 Pupils who have social or medical reasons for being admitted to the school, which would, should the child not be admitted, cause him or her to be seriously disadvantaged or put their personal safety at risk.
7 Pupils who attend the nursery of the school they wish to attend on a full time basis.
8 Pupils who live closest to the school measured in a straight line (as the crow flies). This will be measured electronically from a centre point of the school to a centre point of the home.
If there are more preferences from pupils living within the admission zone than there are places available, the LA will give priority to the children who fall into that category in line with the rest of the conditions in the following order:
# pupils who have brothers or sisters at the school;
# pupils with social or medical reasons for attending the school;
# pupils attending nursery
# pupils who live nearest the school.
You can apply on-line at www.stockton.gov.uk/schooladmissions
For the academic year 2016-2017, our admission limit to Reception is 30. Other year groups vary.
When it is not possible to comply with parental preferences, parents may appeal to an Independent Appeal Committee.
Admission to Reception Classes
Children will be admitted to Main School, (full time) in September 2016 if their date of birth falls between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012.
A meeting for new parents will be arranged with staff in the term before your child begins school.
For full details of the admissions process or to discuss your personal circumstances please contact:
School Admissions Team
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council,
Tel: 01642 526605
or visit their website by using the link below.
Admission to Nursery
We have provision for 26 children to attend either morning or afternoon nursery for 4 and 3 year olds. From September 2016, we are also offering flexible places offering two and a half days. Parents are invited to put their child’s name on the waiting list. Please contact school for further details.