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Admission Arrangements

Education Admission Arrangements (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002

Forest & Sandridge Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School has determined to set an admission number of 60 for the academic year 2018 – 2019. Governors plan to organise 60 children into two classes of 30, the maximum number of children permitted by law to be in an infant class (ages 4-7).

 

Any person or organisations who wish to object to the governing body’s decision should contact:

Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington DL3 9BG by June 30th 

Any further information about admission number may be obtained from the governing body c/o Forest & Sandridge CE VA Primary School, Cranesbill Road, Melksham, SN12 7GN.

 

Applications for a place in reception for a child starting school in September 2018 can be made between September 1st 2017 and midnight on the 15th January 2018. Application forms are available from the school office and applications can also be made on-line through the Wiltshire Council Website. Click here for a direct link.

 

We have Open Mornings where you are more than welcome to come and have a look around our school. No need to make an appointment. These will be held on Thursday 12th October at Thursday 30th November between 9.00am and 12.00noon. There will be an address by the Headteacher at 9.30 and 10.45.

 

Please click here for a copy of our school's Admissions Policy for 2018-2019.

 

Catchment Area

Please click here for information about our catchment area. Please note that living within our catchment area DOES NOT guarantee your child a place in our school. Please see our Admissions Policy for details on our oversubscription criteria.

 

 

 

OPEN DAY INFORMATION

 

We are delighted to be able to invite you to one of our 2 Open Days (mornings) which we hope will give prospective parents a good idea of what we at Forest & Sandridge School have to offer your child. It will also give you a chance to decide on whether our school is the right place for your child.

 

Each session will run from 9am until 12noon and will be on the following dates (the last remaining date):

  • Thursday 12th October 2017

  • Thursday 30th November 2017

     

    Each morning will follow the same format. There is no need to book, just drop in at a time which suits you!

    9.00am Refreshments served all day from 9.00am

    9.20am Address by Headteacher

    9.45am Explore the school

    10.30am Address by Headteacher (repeated for those who missed 9.20 one)

    10.50am Explore the school

    12.00noon Close

     

    There will be information available for you to pick up and take home with you on the day which will give you further information. Anna Willcox, Headteacher, and Vicki Liddell, Acting Deputy Headteacher, will also be around all morning to answer any questions you may have.

     

    If you have any questions about our Open Days, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01225 703394.

     

    We hope to meet you soon!

     

September 2017 Admissions Allocation Information

Information About Our Catchment Area

Link to Wiltshire Council's School Admissions Webpage

Admissions Appeals

 

The headteacher would like to meet with you if you are considering lodging an appeal to talk through the process and explain why your child has not been offered a place at Forest & Sandridge. Please read the letter below for details and to find out how to book an appointment.

If you are unsuccessful in your admission application, you have the right of appeal. The information below will provide you with help and advice. If you wish to discuss the appeal procedure with someone, please contact Liz Wakeley at the school on 01225 703394.

 

The timetable for appeals is as follows:

 

Admissions’ Appeals Timetable

Forest & Sandridge Church of England Primary School

 

For on-time applications within the normal (annual) admissions round:

  • Parents have 21 school days to return an appeal form to the school from the date of their refusal letter. Forms are available here.
  • Admissions authorities must hear the appeal within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
  • Appellants will have at least 10 days notice of their appeal hearing.

For late applications within the normal (annual admissions round):

  • Parents have 21 days to return an appeal form to the school from the date of their refusal letter. Forms are available here.
  • Admissions authorities must hear the appeal within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
  • Appellants will have at least 10 days notice of their appeal hearing.

For in-year admissions

  • Parents have 21 school days to return an appeal form to the school from the date of their refusal letter. Forms are available here.
  • Admissions authorities must hear the appeal within 30 school days of appeal being lodged.
  • Appellants will have at least 10 days notice of their appeal hearing.
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