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You promote a highly ambitious culture that is captured in the motto ‘new day...endless possibilities’. Your approach, strongly supported by senior and middle leaders, is raising the aspiration of all staff and pupils to be their very best. (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 40 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/2019/5/30/admissions-policy2019-for-entry-sep2020v2.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 week settling in period after which children attend full time, if appropriate to their needs.
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 Parents/carers/guardians will be invited to visit our school one evening where you will receive lots of information to support you and your child on starting school. You will also be offered a home visit before they begin. There will be lots of opportunities before they start to visit the school together, the Head Teacher will show you and your child around the school and shortly before admission you and your child can attend a 'stay and play' session and will attend an additional introductory transition session.
Our expectation is that young children should have achieved continence when they are admitted to school, however we fully recognise that young children vary widely in their levels of maturity and in achieving continence. Please read our Toileting/Intimate Care Policy for further details.
If you would like your child to attend St. Botolph’s C of E Primary School, please click here to apply online.