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Willesborough Infant School

September 2018 Admissions

Starting School

We follow Kent County Council's School Admission policy.

Admissions Policy

By clicking on the link below you will be taken directly to the Kent County Council website where you can find out more about how to apply for a school place.

www.kent.gov.uk/education_and_learning

What we offer ...

We are a large Infant School who are proud to specialise in child centred early years provision.

We want your child to have the best possible start to school life. We offer you and your child an exceptional transition programme from Pre School to School. We strongly encourage you to seize every opportunity offered to you and your child throughout this process.

  • There is a Welcome Evening in April for parents and carers
  • There are information sessions and workshops for parents during the summer term
  • There are class visits for children during the summer terms
  • There is a fun 'My grown up n me!' session for parents and children in the summer term
  • There is a 'Kittens' Pre School which offers ten starting school sessions throughout the summer terms
  • We visit all of the children in our feeder nursery and pre schools throughout the summer terms
  • We ask to come and visit you and your child in your home in September

We work in partnership with you as your child’s first educator and enjoy excellent partnerships with local pre schools, nurseries, child minders and children’s centres.

 

kittens

We offer 'Kittens' sessions to children who are due to start school with us in September.  

Kittens sessions run every week throughout May, June and July. 

They are led by the Headteacher and Assistant Headteachers and supported by key Reception staff who will be teaching the children in September.  The Kittens Learning Plans are shown below.

Kittens Topic Plan 1

Kittens Topic Plan 2 

How are children admitted to school? ...

We admit children on a part time basis for the first few days (around one week).

Whilst the children attend part time this will be either a morning or afternoon session of equal length. In each part time session and in each class there will be fifteen children. The higher ratio of practitioners to children at the earliest stages has obvious advantages in fostering relationships between adults and children. Amongst many other measures this will ensure that every child has the best possible start to school.

Reception children start school three days later than Year One and Two children to allow for Home visits.

Open Days for Prospective Parents' visits

We are delighted to offer the following dates for prospective parents of children starting school in September 2018.

You can call the school to book a place on any of our daytime visits or simply turn up to our Open Evening to have a look around all of the wonderful facilities we have to offer.  

If you decide to apply for a place at our school and you are successful we will send you a letter in April inviting you to a Welcome Evening so that we can get to know each other better. We can't wait to meet you.

Our Open Sessions for September 2018 Admissions will be:  


 

Please call our school office on 01233 624165 to book a time slot for the day sessions.  There is no need to book for a place for the evening open session. 

To apply for a firm place at a Primary School for your child for September 2018, you will need to complete a special form called a Common Application Form (RCAF form for short).  The application process starts on Monday 6th November and closes on Monday 15th January 2018.  

You apply online at www.kent.gov.uk/ola.

If you apply online KCC will email you on 16th April 2018 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered.  They cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.  You can also log in from 5pm on 16th April 2018 to view your offer. 

If you apply by post KCC will send your offer by first class post on 16th April 2018. Royal Mail no longer guarantees next day delivery on first class post.  Please wait 3 working days for your letter to arrive before contacting KCC Admissions Team. 

After you get your school offer:

You will then need to inform the school in writing as to whether you will accept the place or not.  

At this point, you will also need to come to school with proof of address as to the only or main residence of you and your child.

To provide evidence showing that you were resident at the address given at the time of your child’s application, which must also be the address you will still be living at on the application closing date (Monday 15th January), please supply one of the documents:
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Credit Card statement
  • Council Tax Bill
To provide evidence of your child’s main address as given on your child’s application form which must also be the address he/she will be living at on the application closing date (Monday 15th January), please supply one of the following documents:
  • Child Benefit letter
  • Child Tax or Working Tax Credit letter that gives you child’s name and address
  • Child’s medical card
  • Child’s Hospital/GP or clinic appointment letter
  • Statement of savings account in the child’s name

To provide evidence of your child’s date of birth please supply your child’s original birth certificate. 

If you have any queries about the Admission process please ring or come into school.

You can also contact the Kent Admissions Team on 03000 41 21 21 or visit their website.

 

Moving to Year 3

At the end of their third year with us (Year Two), the majority of children move on to Willesborough Junior School. 

Entry to Willesborough Junior School is not automatic; an application will need to be made via the on-line process available at www.kent.gov.uk/ola, using the on-line Junior Common Application Form (JCAF).  

The on-line application process opens from the November before your child is due to move on.  Willesborough Junior and Infant Schools are link schools who enjoy an excellent partnership with one another.  There are lots of opportunities throughout their time with us when the children can familiarise themselves with the Junior School.  The two schools share the same site.

Click on the link at the top of our website to access Willesborough Junior School's site.

The staff and Governors of both schools work closely together.  There are joint training events, meetings and development sessions.  Teachers and leaders from both schools meet at least termly to review and develop curriculum and assessment.  There are joint projects organised across the two schools.  We are looking forward to our Infant/Junior art exhibition in the summer term where parents will be able to view a piece of work from every child from Reception to Year six whilst enjoying afternoon tea.

'Open Days' for Willesborough Junior School

 

We are also welcoming parents/carers on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th January 2018.

Please contact the office at Willesborough Infant school to let us know if you would like to attend.

And don't forget our 'Walk In Wednesday' which will take place on Wednesday 13th December.

Information Sessions For Parents Of Children Moving To Year 3:

 

In year applications

Admission for children already attending an infant / Primary School

 

By clicking on the link below you will be taken directly to the Kent County Council website where you can find out more about how to apply for a school place.

 

Application Process

Thank you for your enquiry about a place at our school for your child.  Willesborough Infant School is currently full in Reception and year 2, however, we have places in year 1.

If you contact the school office they will be able to arrange a time for you to come and visit our school.  On your visit, one of our Assistant Headteachers, Kitty Healy or Shelly King, will take you around our school and will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

If you are a parent wishing to apply for a place for your child at our school you will need to complete the In Year Casual Admissions Form which you can collect from the school office.  Please return the completed form back to school or send it via post to our school office.  You will need to fill in a separate form for each child. 

You will hear from us within five (school) days.  If we are unable to offer a place, your child’s name will be added to our waiting list.  You have the right to appeal against the refusal of a place.

After you get your school offer:

You will then need to inform the school in writing as to whether you will accept the place or not.  

At this point, you will also need to come to school with proof of address as to the only or main residence of you and your child.

To provide evidence showing that you are resident at the address given please supply one of the documents:

  1. Utility bill
  2. Bank statement
  3. Credit Card statement
  4. Council Tax Bill

To provide evidence of your child’s main address as given on your child’s application form, please supply one of the following documents:

  1. Child Benefit letter
  2. Child Tax or Working Tax Credit letter that gives you child’s name and address
  3. Child’s medical card
  4. Child’s Hospital/GP or clinic appointment letter
  5. Statement of savings account in the child’s name

To provide evidence of your child’s date of birth please supply your child’s original birth certificate.

If you have any queries about the Admission process please ring or come into school.  You can also contact the Kent Admissions Team on 03000 41 21 21 or visit their website.

Our places are offered based on KCC Admissions criteria.  You can find further information about the admissions process on Kent County Council Primary Admissions website.