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Willesborough Infant School

Admissions September 2024

Acceptance Deadline and Nursery/Pre-School Information

You will need to inform the school in writing as to whether you will accept the place or not. Please email the school office office@willesborough-infant.kent.sch.uk 

When accepting your child's place please include the name of your child's nursery or pre-school and their contact details. We will contact your child's nursery or pre-school, and will arrange a visit to meet your child and their key worker. 

Friday 24th May - Deadline for documents to be returned to school

Please bring in all requested documentation, along with the original of your child's full birth certificate, to Willesborough Infant School so that we can take a copy of it. 

We will need to check the following documentation for proof of your child's main address (confirming that you AND your child were resident at the address given on your application by the final date of Friday 9th February 2024).

Proof of your address should include:

-Council Tax Statement for 2023/24 and 2024/25 OR

-Signed Tenancy Agreement or Exchange of Contracts with confirmed completion date

Plus at least one of these:

-Child/Working Tax Credit/Child Benefit/JSA/Disability Benefit Letter or Statement

-Driving Licence

-Schedule of Motor Insurance

-Utility bills such as Gas/Water/Electric/Sky/Virgin Media/BT/Broadband etc

-Pay slip

Proof that your child lives at the same address can be any of:

-Doctor/Hospital appointment letter in the child's name

-Savings account or bank statement in the child's name

-Child Benefit Statement

Please note: This is not an exhaustive list, and the school/Local Authority reserves the right to request further documentation if it considers the evidence provided insufficient to prove residence at the application address. If you are unable to send your address documents via email, please advice the school. If you cannot evidence that the address you used meets the requirements of the primary admissions guide your offer may be withdrawn. If you are concerned you have used an incorrect address on your application, or your circumstances have changed unexpectedly please contact the Primary Admissions team for guidance at primaryadmissions@kent.gov.uk

Admission Pack

You will need to complete an online admissions pack , we will send you an email with a link and guidance on how to do this at a later date. This will need to be completed in FULL before your child begins at Willesborough Infant School in September. 

Welcome Evening for Parents - Thursday 9th May - 7pm (no children to this event please)

This evening will give you an opportunity to find out more about us. Staff will attend this evening and needless to say they are looking forward to meeting you.  If you are new to Willesborough, or you already know us, we invite you to attend. Things are always changing and there is always lots to find out and share. This is an evening for grown-ups and not children on this occasion. Please bring the requested documentation with you, if you haven't already brought them to school. 

Kittens Pre School Sessions – Week commencing 3rd June to week ending 28th June

We are pleased to be able to offer weekly pre school sessions for your child. These sessions will take place on Tuesday mornings, Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings.  Sessions are as follows;

  • Tuesday 4th June until Tuesday 25th June, 9 – 11 am
  • Tuesday 4th June until Tuesday 25th June, 12.45-2.45 pm
  • Friday 7th June until Friday 28th June, 9 – 11 am

If you would like your child to attend Kittens. You should choose your preferred day/session. We expect the children who attend Kittens to come to all of the  sessions as we follow an exciting learning journey about growing up and starting school. Parents and carers do not stay to the sessions, you can drop your child off and pick them up later.

Senior school leaders and teachers/teaching assistants from the EYFS team will be leading the sessions. There are twenty five places available in each session and this provision is expected to be very popular. If you would like to enrol your child as a Kitten please phone the school office and complete an enrolment form by Monday 20th May to secure your child's place.

Which class will my child be in? – Monday 24th June

We have four Early Years Foundation Stage classes (EYFS). We will send you and your child a letter to say which class they will be in at this time. The letter will be addressed to your child and it will have a photograph of their teachers on it.

Class Visits for Children and Information Sessions for Parents

Your child will visit their new class and get to know his/her teachers whilst you attend information sessions in the school hall. Towards the end of each session there will be an opportunity for teachers, children and parents to all engage together in an art/craft activity. The information sessions will enable you to find out more about what your child will learn about in EYFS and how you can support your child prior to them starting school.

There are two out of the four sessions offered to each family. We will let you know which ones you should attend nearer the time. It is important that your child attends both sessions offered.

  • Tuesday 2nd July & Tuesday 9th July - 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday 4th July & Thursday 11th July - 3:30pm-4:30pm

Meet and Greet Sessions – 3rd, 4th, 5th September

Your child’s class teacher and teaching assistant would like to meet you and your child.  Our aim is to get to know you both and in particular your child, to form the beginnings of a strong and positive relationship between teacher and child.  The visit will give you the opportunity to talk freely with the teachers and teaching assistants.  It will last for about half an hour and we ask that you stick to the time we give you due to the large number of children we have to see.  Visit times will be allocated and given to you at the end of June.

Starting School

 Your child will start school on Friday 6th September either in the morning or afternoon. They will continue to attend a morning or afternoon session for five days. On Thursday the 12th September your child will have lunch with us and Friday the 13th will be their first full day at school.

The morning and afternoon sessions will be as follows:

Between Friday 6th September and Wednesday 11th September:

  • Morning session: 8.50am – 11.45am 
  • Afternoon session: 12.35 – 3.30pm

Thursday 12th September:

  • Morning session: 8.50am – 11.45am 
  • Afternoon session: 12.15pm – 3.30pm

 Dividing the children between morning and afternoon sessions over this short period also creates smaller groups and this helps children and adults to get to know one another quicker.  Our experience is that initially children get very tired during their first few weeks of school, even if they have attended full-time Nursery provision. The children have so much to learn, new routines, friends and surroundings. A phased starting school plan enables us to make the whole experience a positive one.

 

We can't wait to meet you and for your learning journey with the Willesborough Schools to begin!