Welcome to Forest Glade Primary School. We are delighted to be able to share with you our vision and values to help you get a true flavour of our school. We are confident that you will find us a welcoming school – one where your child will flourish and realise their potential, whatever that potential might be. We value getting to know all our children. This means we have a better idea of what motivates them and what success should look like for them.
We are committed to providing our children with the very best opportunities and experiences, and we are proud of the relationships that we have with our children, parents and the community. In partnership, we want to provide an outstanding education for the children at Forest Glade to ensure they are well equipped to be confident individuals, lifelong learners and good citizens.
At Forest Glade we believe that all pupils have the ability to achieve wonderful things. Our aim is to ensure that our children are happy and enjoy their time at school. This is achieved by providing an environment where children feel safe to explore the new challenges and learning opportunities they encounter.
All our staff are passionate about making children happy, developing their confidence and inspiring them to be successful. This passion ensures that Forest Glade is a vibrant and creative place to be. We aim to help develop creative children who are inspired learners, are considerate citizens, are independent thinkers, have curious and enquiring minds and are caring friends.
We care about every child in our school. Through our strong commitment to pastoral care we strive to ensure that we provide outstanding support for all of our pupils and families. Forest Glade prides itself on supporting all children, regardless of their background or additional circumstances. We believe that a child’s potential should not be limited or pre-determined.
Flying High Partnership
The Flying High Trust is a partnership of schools across Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and Derbyshire. Schools work together to ensure we are relentless in ensuring our children receive the best possible opportunities and experiences. This is achieved through a true collaboration where all decisions centre on children and schools are empowered to adopt best practice, adapt it within the context of each school and fly!
We aim for our schools to be the best in the universe!
By the end of their primary education we aim for all of our children to be ready for secondary school and be inspired to be the best they can be through our seven values. The values are fundamental to everything the Trust represents; they run through all elements of school improvement and are understood and owned by all members of the school community. Schools with their own clear USP linked to their values blend together the Trust values with those held so dear within each individual school.
As a Trust Partnership our expectation is that all schools:
- Demonstrate a restlessness to continually improve, to never stand still, with the ultimate aim of providing the best opportunities and experiences for our children.
- Strive to ensure every child fulfils their potential regardless of potential barriers to learning.
- Commit to become an outstanding, self-improving school and to support the profession and development of all schools within the partnership.
- Commit to a school-led system.
- Commit to the values, principles, policies and procedures of the Trust.
- To ultimately strive to be the best school in the Universe.
In our schools you will see we work together to:
- Ensure schools feel connected to the Trust whilst maintaining their unique qualities, character and relationship with their community.
- Ensure high quality teaching and learning.
- Engage with our families and wider communities to raise aspiration for all.
- Develop the whole child and create inquisitive learners.
- Enable all children to be confident, building on strengths and improving in areas of need.
- Enable children to understand the part they play in the world in the future - as a positive citizen and a driver of business and enterprise.
- Support the development of all staff to be the best they can be and to realise their career potential.
If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
To find out if you live within our catchment area, please click on the link below to check the Nottinghamshire County Council website.
What you need to know when applying for a place
- Before you apply for your child’s school place at Forest Glade for September 2021, please make sure that your child is the right age – meaning they were born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 inclusive.
- If you apply online or using a paper form, you will be asked to pick four schools in order of preference.
- One of these schools should be your catchment school, although it does not have to be your top choice.
- The closing date for primary school applications in England is 15th January 2021.
- You will then find out whether your child has a place with us on 16th April 2021.
If you would like to apply for a full time school place at Forest Glade Primary School please contact
School Admissions on 0300 500 8080.
For information on applying for a September school place please click on the click below.
At Forest Glade Primary School we offer 30 places for the Reception (Foundation Stage 2) Year and they will be considered in accordance with the admission criteria. We also have a Nursery which has an intake of up to 52 places. However, like many other schools attendance in our Nursery, does not automatically guarantee a Reception (Foundation Stage 2) place.
Children may join our Nursery at the beginning of the term after their 3rd birthday. This organisation means that the children experience greater continuity and familiarisation, as they know all members of staff in the Early Years setting and remain with their friends throughout their time with us.
Once you have decided that you would like your child to attend our Nursery you will be asked to complete a registration form, giving us you and your child’s details. This is so that we can contact you regarding your child’s place and keep you up to date with transition dates closer to the time. It is vital that you inform us of any change of details. On this form there is also an opportunity for you to inform us of any Special Educational Needs or Medical Conditions that your child may have. The reason that we ask for this information is so that we can ensure that we contact any other relevant services to support us with your child’s transition into Nursery.
In the Autumn term before your child is eligible to start school full time in Reception (Foundation) you will be sent a letter from Nottinghamshire County Council asking you to state your school preferences. The form asks you to choose four schools. It is vital that this form is completed and returned to Nottinghamshire County Council as otherwise your child will be allocated to any school that has a space available or may not be allocated a space. You will be notified of your child’s placement the following April. The school itself has no say in the allocation of placements.
If you would like to apply for a part time Nursery place please ring our school office on 01623 452770.
In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine which applications will be granted:
1. Children looked after by a local authority and previously looked after children.
2. Children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications and who, at the time of admission, will have a brother or sister attending the school.
3. Children who live in the catchment area at the closing date for applications.
4. Children who live outside the catchment area and who at the time of admissions, will have a brother or sister attending the school.
5. Children who live outside the catchment area.
In the event of over-subscription within any criterion, preference will normally be given to children who live nearest to the school as the crow flies. Distances are measured from the entrance to the child’s home to the principal entrance of the main administrative building of the school using the County Council’s distance measuring software.
Where a school has more applications than places available, it is considered to be oversubscribed. The admission over subscription criteria are used to decide the order in which places can be allocated. Remember that living in a catchment area, attending a nursery or children’s centre, attending a linked school or having a brother or sister attending a school does not guarantee that your application will be successful.
It may, however, for some admission authorities give your application higher priority within their admission over subscription criteria.
All Nottinghamshire schools have a Published Admission Number (PAN). This is the number of school places that must be offered in each relevant age group in a school.
If you apply online you will be sent an email on offer day. You can then log in to the online application service to view the outcome for each of your preferences.
If you apply by telephone or by completing a paper application, the outcome of your preferences will be posted to you second class on offer day.
You have the right of appeal against any preference that is refused in the intake year group and will be placed on a waiting list. Appeals will be managed by The Flying High Trust. Please complete the appeals form below and return to The Flying High Trust.
Waiting lists are held for all schools in Nottinghamshire where the number of applications received is greater than the number of available places in the intake year group.
Please find below a link regarding determined admission arrangements:
Special consideration may be given to applications that are supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional giving reasons why the school is the only school which could cater for the child’s particular needs. This might include medical needs, mobility support needs, special educational needs or other social circumstances. The evidence must be presented at the time of application.
The appropriate designated officers will consider written evidence provided to decide whether the application may be processed as special circumstances. Admission under special circumstances will have priority over all but the first numbered criterion.
Admissions to year groups other than the intake year
Applications for admission to other year groups will normally be considered in relation to the published admission limit (30 pupils), which applied when the year group was first admitted to the school, although infant class size restrictions will also need to be considered. If places are available within the year group, applications will be considered in accordance with the above admission criteria. If places are available, the child will normally be admitted to the school.
Further guidance on the way in which applications are dealt with including:
• Preferences for more than one school
• Late applications
• The way waiting lists are maintained and used
Guidance on all these processes can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council’s school admissions website page:
Planned Admission number 2020/2021: 30
Current Number on Roll: 225
Please click on the link to see our Admissions Policy in Word format or PDF format