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School Admissions

Children who were born between the 1st September 2012 and the 31st August 2013 are eligible to be admitted to school in September 2017.

However, parents can request that the date their child is admitted to the school is deferred until later in the school year or until the child reaches compulsory school age (compulsory school age is the term of their child’s fifth birthday) in that school year.  Parents can also request that their child attends part time until the child reaches compulsory school age.  Please note that parents are not able to defer entry beyond the beginning of the term after the child’s fifth birthday, nor beyond the academic year for which the original application was accepted.

Prior to your child starting school, a programme of visits is arranged for all reception age children.  This includes a visit by the class teacher to the local nursery providers and following this, the children are invited into school for two mornings, one including lunch for both child and parent.  There is also a parents meeting held in school before these sessions.

Starting School

Young children tire very quickly when they first start school and we have generally found that a full day at the start is too much for many of them.  Therefore we have adopted a policy of part-time schooling for our new starters regardless of the term they start.  They attend school, mornings only for a minimum of 2 weeks.

           9.00  - 12.00 noon    week one.

           9.00  - 1.00 p.m.     week two (staying for dinner).

 At the end of this time we will discuss with you whether we feel it is in the best interest of your child to continue part-time a little longer or to start a full school day.  Each child copes with school in a different way, so we treat them as individuals.


Applying for a School Place

You can apply for a school place via the NYCC website, please follow the link below

Click here to access the NYCC Admissions Website

 

 

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