- Key Information
- Safety and Support
- Statutory Information
Children beginning school are welcomed into Acorn Class as visitors for half-day sessions in the second half of the Summer term preceding their entry. This helps the children to acclimatise themselves with and become familiar with the routine of the school.
Pupils completing their primary education normally transfer to the John Kyrle High School, Ross-on-Wye for the beginning of the Autumn Term following their eleventh birthday, or to Monmouth Comprehensive School. Some parents or carers opt for their children to take the entrance examination for Haberdashers’ Monmouth Girls’ School or Monmouth School for Boys.
The criteria applied for the admission of children to the school in the event of over-subscription, is in the following order of priority:
1. Pupils with a Statement of Special Education Need which names the school and those pupils in receipt of banded funding where the Local Authority, in consultation with the Governors, believes that the school is the most appropriate to meet the child’s needs.
2. Pupils in the ‘Looked After’ system and children who were looked after, but cease to be because they are adopted and where the approved agencies, in consultation with the Governors, agree that the school is the most appropriate to meet the child’s needs.
3. The school is the one designated for the area in which the child lives.
4. The presence of older brothers or sisters in the school at the time of admission.
5. Special medical or social needs of the pupil. Production of a medical certificate or other appropriate information is required.
6. Children of families who are active members of the Church of England or who are committed to the practice of the Christian religion.
7. The location of the home in relation to the school, i.e. children who live nearer to the school will be given priority if the preferences exceed the admission level.
Our current admission limit is 12 per year group. The governors review the admissions policy annually. Parents or carers are requested to register their children in advance. All new parents or carers are invited to the school for an induction afternoon so that they can see the facilities, feel the atmosphere of the school, meet the executive Head teachers and staff and discuss arrangements. The school also welcomes prospective and current parents to its autumn open days and by appointment throughout the year.