The Schools are their own admissions authority, but we follow the SCC Code of Practice. We have one intake at the Foundation Stage in September. We feel that it is in the best interests of the children to start school full time straight away. Alternative provision can be arranged on a 1:1 basis.
In preparation for their move to school we offer induction sessions during the summer term to give the children the opportunity to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings.
Foundation Stage teachers visit pre-school settings to meet the children before they start their new school, and arrange to visit children in their own homes.
Most of our pupils transfer to Huish Episcopi Academy. Parents/guardians will be advised when the application process is open and when the on-line application site goes live. Parents will be informed of the deadline for all applications and will have the opportunity to attend open evenings organised by the secondary schools. Parents are notified of the outcome of the application process during the second half of the Spring Term.
Admission for Disabled Pupils
The schools have an Equal Opportunities Policy and we welcome all children whose parents feel they can benefit from the education we have to offer. No child with a disability will be treated less favourably than other pupils. There are disabled toilet facilities in both schools and disabled access into all classrooms. The Governing Body are committed to inclusion and, where necessary, alterations to the building may be possible to ensure appropriate access for all children.
The main targets of the current accessibility plan include:
- Review of classroom organisation to ensure accessibility of all resources
- Appropriately differentiated planning
- Improve parental access to school information
Further information can be found in the full Accessibility Plan.