Iver Heath

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Admissions Policy

IVER HEATH INFANT SCHOOL AND NURSERY

ADMISSIONS POLICY

Aims

 

The Iver Heath Infant School and Nursery Admissions Policy aims to serve the needs of the local community regardless of culture, race, social grouping or creed. Admission to the school is in accordance with the published admissions criteria for Buckinghamshire County Council maintained schools.

 

Admissions to the Nursery

The recommended intake to Nursery is 26 – 30 three and four year old children in two separate sessions for three hours per session, normally for three terms. Children are usually admitted to Nursery in the September of the year in which they turn four.

On occasion children can be admitted in the term after they are three if spaces are available.

 

An application for a place in the Nursery may be made on or after the child’s first birthday.

From September 2017 the nursery will offer both 30 hour and 15 hour a week places. The 30 hour a week places will run from 9.00am -3.00pm Monday to Friday. The 15 hour a week places will run from 8.30am – 11.30am or 12.00 – 3.00pm Monday to Friday. In the term after a child’s third birthday they will be entitled to a free 15 hours a week place. The entitlement for a 30 hour a week place is as follows:

 

  • Both parents will earn, on average, equivalent to 16 hours per week at minimum wage or higher, or one parent in single parent households
  • Parent’s individual salary must be less than £100,000
  • Parents will be able to apply for both Tax-Free Childcare and the 30 hour entitlement through a joint application system being developed by HMRCThe school will prioritise full time places and will allocate these using the criteria below. Once the full time places available have been allocated the part time places will be offered under the same criteria.
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Admissions Criteria

 

Once places have been allocated to children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs as appropriate, the remaining places will be allocated in the following order:-

 

  1. Looked After children

 

  1. Children who have exceptional medical or social needs, which can only be met at this school, supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional person.

 

  1. Children living within the catchment area of the school with siblings in our school or Iver Heath Junior School Year R – Year 5 at the time when the allocations are made.

 

  1. Children living within the catchment area of school

 

  1. Children out of catchment area with siblings in our school or Iver Heath Junior School Year R – Year 5 at the time when the allocations are made.

 

Once places have been allocated under the above criteria, the places will be offered in distance order, using the distance between the family`s normal home address and the school`s nearest entrance gate, offering the closest first. We use the straight line distance route.

 

If we are unable to offer the place initially requested in the first round of allocations we may be able to offer a substitute place in the second round; for example if all the morning places are full but the afternoon places are not, we will offer afternoon places in the second round of allocations, to those who failed to secure a morning place in the first round.

 

Admission to Nursery does not entitle children to a place in the main school – this is a separate admission procedure administered by Bucks County

 

Admissions to the School

 

The recommended intake to the Iver heath Infant School is 60 children per year

 

Children will be admitted to school full time in the September of the academic year in which they become 5 years old. They will be admitted into two Reception classes.

 

Iver Heath Infant School serves the local area of Iver Heath, George Green. This is the School’s reserved area.  The Local Education Authority provides free transport between home and school for admitted children living in the George Green catchment area, when they are Statutory School age.

 

An interest in a place at Iver Heath Infant School should be made to the school. However, admissions are dealt with by Bucks County Council, who send out application booklets and guidance to schools in the Autumn term. Parents/guardians should state preferences and return to the admissions authority (Bucks County Council). In-year admissions will also be dealt with by Bucks County Council.

 

Admissions Criteria

 

All children living within the School’s reserved area and whose parents have expressed a first preference for Iver Heath Infant School will be afforded priority with respect to admission to the School.

Parents or Guardians must apply to Buckinghamshire County Council using the appropriate form. Places at the school are offered by Buckinghamshire County Council and not the school.

Applications from those who have expressed a preference for the school will be considered for places before those who have not expressed a preference.

 

If there are more preferences for admission to Iver Heath Infant School than can be met the County Council will allocate according to the following criteria:-

 

  • Looked After children
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  • Children who have exceptional medical or social needs, which can only be met at this school, supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional person.

 

  • Children living within the catchment area of the school with siblings in our school or Iver Heath Junior School Year R – Year 5 at the time when the allocations are made.

 

  • Children living within the catchment area of the school
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  • Children out of catchment area with siblings in our school or Iver Heath Junior School Year R – Year 5 at the time when the allocations are made.