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Admissions

ADMISSIONS:

Subject to places being available pupils enter the nursery upon reaching their 3rd birthday. There are 40 places in the morning and 50 afternoon Nursery places, plus 10 places in the morning for nursery pupils in our Specialist Speech, Language and Communication Centre. (The primary school is a three form entry school with three classes in each year group).

Reception to Year 6:  The Local Authority for your home address is required to co-ordinate all new applications for school places, and they, not the school, will send out the letter advising whether your application has been successful or not.

 

The criteria for admission are listed in order of priority as follows:

  • Public Care – Children who are in Public Care as defined in Section 22 of the 1989 Children’s act (this includes foster children ) living outside the catchment area.
  • Catchment children with brother or sister who will be attending the main school at time of admission. The words brother and sister refer to all blood, half, foster, step and adoptive brothers and sisters (not cousins) who live at the same home address as the child. A sibling relationship does not apply when the older child (ren) will leave before the younger one starts.
  • Catchment children with exceptional medical or social circumstances. The medical circumstances must relate to the child and parents will be expected to provide supporting evidence form a consultant – not a General Practitioner (GP). The social circumstances must be substantiated by a social worker or other appropriate professional. All supporting evidence showing why education should be at the preferred school must submitted at the time of application.
  • Catchment children on the basis of distance from the child’s permanent home address to the preferred school.
  • Out-catchment children with a brother or sister who will be attending the main school at the time of admission (as in 2 above).
  • Out-catchment children with exceptional medical or social circumstances.
  • Out-catchment children on the basis of distance from the child’s permanent home address to the preferred school

OUT OF BOROUGH PUPILS:

You are advised to contact the Admission Team in the borough where you live and complete their In-Year Common Application Form.
You can name this school as one of your preferences.

Telephone Numbers for our neighbouring boroughs are as follows:

Hillingdon: 01895 556644
Hounslow: 0208 891 7514

ADMISSION TO NURSERY:

Featherstone Primary and Nursery School will continue to maintain the waiting list for nursery places. Application forms can be obtained from the school office and once a place becomes available, parents will be contacted by the school’s Pupil Data Manager.

Criteria for allocating Nursery places:

1. Priority given to children returning and full-time children.

2. Children with a sibling in the school.

3. Children with medical needs if stated on application.

4. All remaining spaces are allocated by date of application.

   

There are 2 sessions, morning or afternoon. Parents/carers can state their first preference but the school is not able to guarantee that your child will be allocated your first choice. In June, parents/carers will be sent or given a letter stating whether they have been successful in gaining a place at the school and also stating if it is a morning or afternoon session. To help with their transition and settling in, there are home visits and a staggered start for all Nursery children. Parents will receive a letter with the relevant days and times.

 

On receiving their written notification, parents/carers who do not receive their preferred session, can request a change of space to either a morning or afternoon session and will be placed on a waiting list. If and when a space becomes available, we will notify parents and their child(ren) can change to their preferred session. 

 

TRANSFER TO HIGH SCHOOL:

Information from Ealing Local Authority is given out by the school.

Further information is available from

Primary Admissions
Ealing Education Services
Perceval House
14-16 Uxbridge Road
London
W5 2HL

Tel: 1208 825 5599
fax: 0208 825 5151
email:education@ealing.gov.uk

TRANSFER TO OTHER SCHOOLS:

Parents who wish to transfer their child to another school are requested to inform the school office prior to transfer, so that the relevant records can be sent to the next school and the child taken off roll.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Reminder:

You are reminded that it is your responsibility to advise the school, either now or at any time in the future, of any changes relevant to your application, such as change of address, contact phone numbers or factors relating to the admission criteria.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR VISITING THE SCHOOL:

The school always welcomes parents to the school to discuss their children’s progress.  You may need to make an appointment.

In addition there are formal “Open Evenings” held each term. Parents are expected to attend and will receive information about how to make an appointment. Translators are usually available for parents who require them.

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