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ULVERLEY'S ADMISSIONS POLICY
At Ulverley School, we work closely with the Solihull MBC Admissions Team and follow their policy and guidance. Children attend Ulverley for 8 years from 3 to 11 years of age (Years Nursery, Reception, 1, 3 3, 4, 5 and 6). In National Curriculum terms this is known as Foundation Key Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. At present 60 children can be admitted each year, and places are offered in line with the Local Education Authority’s Admissions Policy.
Following consultation, the Governing Body has agreed that the admission number of our school is 60. It is a calculation based on the ‘Sufficiency Survey’ conducted by the Local Authority to determine the appropriate number of children in relation to the space and resources available. To allow our numbers to go even higher would potentially have a detrimental impact on both the children and learning opportunities we can offer.
Ulverley School Nursery
Ulverley School believe that starting nursery is a very important milestone in every child’s life. We are keen to work with you to make sure that starting nursery is a positive experience for your child, and to help your child achieve their full potential in a warm and caring environment.
Our nursery is a full time 60 place nursery. Due to staffing commitments we currently operate at 52 children but this will be reviewed periodically dependant on our waiting list.
All parents are requested to register pupils as soon as possible as this will assist the School in making future plans. Attendance at the nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception and parents need to apply for the Reception admission separately by applying directly to the local authority.
15 hours provision - All children are entitled to a free place in an early years educational setting, of which our nursery class is one, from the term after their third birthday. This place is for 15 hours each week during term time.
30 hours provision - We are also able to offer up to 30 hours early learning and care to eligible parents. To qualify for the full 30 hours of free childcare please refer to the following website https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare
Our admission for nursery aged children is as follows: -
1. Pupils with birthdays between 1st January and 31st March will be admitted at the beginning of the Summer term (April).
2. Pupils with birthdays between 1st April and 31st August will be admitted at the beginning of Autumn term (September).
3. Pupils with birthdays between 1st September and 31st December will be admitted at the beginning of the Spring term (January).
We will offer 3 open days for parents to view our Nursery provision prior to applications being made. Timings are as follows:
Children Starting Nursery January Children Starting Nursery April Children Starting Nursery September
Open Day February Open Day June Open Day October
Applications by 31st March Applications 31st August Applications 31st December
Offer of places May Offer of places October Offer of places February
Open Days will be published on our website closer to the time.
Where applications for nursery exceed the places available our admissions criteria is as follows:
- Those children who attend Ulverley Rising Stars 2 Year olds
- Where the child has a sibling currently attending the school as a pupil and will be attending at the date of the intended admission.
- Those living within 3 miles of the school, at the date of application or confirmation. Nearer to the school measured in a straight line distance from the school being given priority.
Special Circumstances -The following groups of children will be given special consideration in their application for a nursery place. Children whose particular medical needs, mobility support needs, special educational needs or other social circumstances are supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional. The evidence must be presented before the closing date. The appropriate designated officers will consider each case and determine the allocation of any such place on the basis of written evidence. Admission under special circumstances will have priority over the numbered criterion.
If you would like to apply for a Nursery place within our school please complete both of the following forms:
Ulverley School Reception to Year 6
Parents of children registered with the Local Health Authority receive an application form for places automatically during the Autumn Term preceding their admission to school. Children are eligible for Foundation Stage Two in the September following their fourth birthday. The Local Authority administers the allocation of places on behalf of the school. A full list of current admission criteria is included in the prospectus but is also available from the Local Authority or from our school office.
What are the admission criteria for places at Primary schools?
If a school receives more applications for its Reception classes than there are places available, places will be allocated in the following way:
Priority 1 Looked after children and previously looked after children who are now adopted or subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order
Priority 2 Children whose exceptional social or medical reasons can only be met by that particular school
Priority 3 Children who normally live in the catchment area of the school and who would have a brother or sister at the school or the linked school at the time they start school
Priority 4 Children who normally live in the catchment area of the school
Priority 5 Children who would have a brother or sister at the school or the linked school at the time they start school
Priority 6 Other children, measured in a straight line from the child’s home
What if I want to transfer mid- year?
Parents/carers of pupils requiring places in our school during a school year should apply directly to the Local Authority who allocate places and maintain a waiting list for each relevant year group on behalf of the school.
What are exceptional grounds?
Exceptional grounds are circumstances that can only be catered for by one particular school. These are reviewed on a case by case basis by the Head and Chair of Governors.