Admissions to EY (Reception class)

Admissions to Early Years – Reception Class

Key dates:

HT Admissions Policy for 2022/23: Holy-Trinity-Admissions-Policy-22 23

Holy-Trinity-SIF-22 23

Parents and carers wishing to apply for a place for Reception are offered opportunities to tour the school, and ask questions.

The school does not have any specific units or facilities for pupils with particular special needs and there are no specific facilities for pupils with physical disabilities. The school is however on a level site, and all the accommodation is on one floor; there are also ramps at the main entrance and at the entrance to the playground. All classrooms may be entered without steps. As far as possible, the school will ensure that pupils with disabilities have access to the same opportunities as other pupils.

The Governing Body is responsible for the admission of pupils to Holy Trinity Church of England School and admits 30 pupils to Reception each September. This admission number has been agreed between the Governing Body and the Local Authority.

The Governing Body is required by law to abide by the maximum limits for infant classes (5, 6 and 7 year olds), ie 30 pupils per class.

Parents/carers are requested to complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and return it to the school office by the agreed date. This can be optained from the office or is available on the school website. If a SIF is not completed the Governing Body will apply their admission arrangements using the information submitted on the Common Application Form (CAF) only, which may result in your application being given a lower priority. The CAF is available online via the HCC website

Deferred Entry.

Parents/carers can defer the date their child is admitted to the school until later in the school year but not beyond the point at which they reach compulsory school age and not beyond the beginning for the final term of the school year for which it was made. Where parents/carers wish, children may attend part-time until later in the school year but not beyond the point at which they reach compulsory school age.

Summer-born children.

Parents of a summer-born (1 April-31 August) child may choose not to send that child to school until the September following their fifth birthday and may request that they are admitted out of their normal age group to Reception rather than Year 1

The Admissions Committee will make decisions on the basis of the circumstances of each case and in the best interests of the child concerned. They will also take into account the views of the head teacher.