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Nothing is more important to you, staff and the governing body than the protection of your pupils. Parents who responded to Parent View unanimously believe that their children are safe in school. (Ofsted, May 2016)
ADMISSION TO SCHOOL
It is the school’s admission policy to admit all children who live in the school’s catchment area and those who live outside the catchment area whose parents want them to attend this school, provided that the Planned Admission Limit (PAL) of 36 pupils is not exceeded. Click here to view Leicestershire County Council's School Admissions policy https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2018/6/13/admissions-policy2018-for-entry-sep2019v1.pdf
Admission to the Foundation Stage Unit
Children are admitted to the unit at the beginning of the school year (September) following their 4th birthday. There is a two/three week settling in period after which children attend full time, if appropriate to their needs.
Our expectation is that young children should have achieved continence when they are admitted to school. We recognise that young children vary widely in their levels of maturity and in achieving continence. We also recognise that children may have a lapse in their continence because of trauma, onset of sudden disability, emotional upset or health problems.
We will do our best to support children in partnership, but the school does need the support of parents if children need a change of clothing or they have become distressed. In some circumstances we may need, and will reserve the right, to contact parents and request that the child should be collected from school.
If you would like your child to attend St. Botolph’s C of E Primary School, please click here to apply online.
Many children attend local pre-schools before they start school. There are close links between the school and the pre-schools. Our staff make visits to the local pre-schools to get to know the children before they are admitted. Pre-schools are also invited to visit one morning and spend time in our unit. Before your child starts school you will be invited to visit our school and have a home visit. The Head Teacher will show you and your child around the school. Shortly before admission you and your child will attend a pre-school introductory session and meet the rest of the class.