The Headteacher is always happy to welcome new parents and their children to South View. Parents wishing their children to attend the School should telephone to make an appointment.
During the Summer Term prior to the year of admission parents of pre-school children will be invited, without their children, to meet the Staff and discuss requirements, expectations, provisions and to gain knowledge of the School system. Pre-school children will also visit the School with their parents and be invited to spend some time in school.
Foundation Stage children are normally admitted to South View at the beginning of the academic year in which they are five. At the time of writing the official school admission limit is 46. We operate a staggered start intake as outlined in the booklet specially prepared exclusively for Foundation Stage children.
The County Council has delegated to individual community and controlled schools the decisions about which pupils to admit. The school must, however, apply the County Council’s Admissions Policy in every respect. In particular, schools which have more applicants than places available will apply the over-subscription criteria detailed below.
In accordance with the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs, the allocation of school places for pupils with a Statement of Special Education Needs will take place before schools allocate other places as part of the annual admissions process.
Where a school has more applications than places, they must apply the following criteria in the order listed.
PRIMARY SCHOOL OVERSUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA
- The child is in the care of the local authority.
- There is a brother or sister at the school who will still be attending when the child is due to start.
- The child meets the religious criteria published by an individual Church of England or joint Church of England and Methodist school, which has chosen to give priority on religious grounds, as defined in Note 1.
- The school is the nearest one to the home address, as defined in Note 2.
- The distance from the home to the school, priority will be given to the child living closest the school, as defined in Note 3.
DEFINITIONS AND NOTES
- The religious grounds are given in the following table in priority order. All schools require regular, monthly attendance at the place of worship, unless other arrangements are specified in the table. The attendance should be verified by a signed letter from an officiating minister at the place of worship.
- The nearest school is found by measuring the distance from your address to all schools by the shortest driving distance along public highways. We measure electronically along public highways using the post office address point of the home to the post address point of the school.
- The closest address to the school is found by measuring the distance from your address to the school by shortest driving distance along public highways. We do not measure to any other schools. We measure electronically along public highways using the post office address point of the home to the post office address point of the school.
- For entry into an infant school a brother or sister at the junior school will be taken into account.
For more information of school admissions please go to the following link:
If your child is moving ‘mid-year’ please see the link below on mid year admissions scheme: