Admissions Policy & Arrangements

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Evington Valley Primary School
Evington Valley Road
Leicester
LE5 5LL
Tel: 0116 2736971
Fax: 0116 2733461

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Application Arrangements

Evington Valley Primary School has a PAN of 360 (45 pupils in each year group).

F2, KS1 and KS2 Applications
Leicester City Council Children and Young People’s Services is the admissions authority for F2, KS1 and KS2 pupils for Evington Valley Primary. The LA provides a booklet each year with guidance and a timetable for the process.

F1 Applications
The Governing Body of Evington Valley Primary is the admissions authority for F1 pupils. The school holds a list of names of pupils whose parents express an interest in their child attending Evington Valley Primary’s F1 unit.

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday).

We encourage parents to express their interest in our F1 Unit at Evington Valley Primary School as early as possible by registering their child following the child’s second birthday. Please come into the School Office, preferably on a Monday or Tuesday, to meet with the Attendance & Welfare Officer. You will be asked to provide details of your child’s name, date of birth, home address and telephone contact number/s; any additional learning or medical needs.

All children on the school’s waiting list will be sent an application form and a copy of the Admissions policy week beginning Monday 23rd January 2017. Application forms will be available in the school office from this date and this information will be advertised locally.

Application forms to be completed and returned to the school with a copy of your child’s birth certificate by: 3pm Friday 3rd March 2017

Application forms reviewed and assessed. If the PAN is exceeded, the oversubscription criteria (see below) will be applied.

Oversubscription Criteria

1. Pupils who are in the care of a local authority
2. Pupils who are on the Child Protection Register and need to attend an alternative school to avoid the abuser.
3. Pupils who live in the priority area (see Appendix 1) with a sibling who will be attending the same school at the same time.
4. Pupils who live out of priority area but with a sibling who will be attending the same school at the same time.
5. Pupils who live in the priority area for the school.
6. Pupils who live nearest to the school

Parents are informed of the outcome week beginning Monday 20th March 2017

Please note, entry into F1 at Evington Valley Primary does not guarantee entry into F2 at Evington Valley Primary.

Where the above process has resulted in places still being available, the following procedure will apply.

The school’s waiting list will be reviewed and those children who are eligible for a funded nursery place will be offered a place on a strictly oldest first basis until all available places are filled. This may happen at three points during the year (see below):

If your child is born between:

They are eligible for a free place from:

1 April and 31 August

1 September following their third birthday or the beginning of the autumn* school term

1 September and 31 December

1 January following their third birthday or the beginning of the spring* school term

1 January and 31 March

1 April following their third birthday or the beginning of the summer* school term

Please note, entry into F1 at Evington Valley Primary does not guarantee entry into F2 at Evington Valley Primary.

Late, Unsuccessful and Mid-Year Applications

Pupils' names will be placed on a waiting list which is prioritised by the same priority criteria as above and in date of birth order. As a result, your child may move up or down the waiting list due to another child’s name being added or removed from the list that has met higher criteria.

If your child reaches the top of the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be offered the place and notified in writing or contacted by telephone.

Terms and Conditions

All pupils attending the F1 unit will be at least 3 years old prior to the term that they start.
All pupils will be toilet trained, except in extenuating circumstances.

Local Authority Information

Link to local authority website click here.

Evington Valley Primary School Priority Area

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