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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.

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 three 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.

 

Admission Arrangements

 

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.

 

Admission Appeals and Coronavirus (Covid-19) update 30/04/2020

Unfortunately the coronavirus outbreak has impacted on the ability of schools and panels to carry out admission appeals in the usual way and therefore there may be some unavoidable delays to the commencement to appeals being held across the country. However, as parents/families must continue to have the right to appeal to any school which has refused their child a place, the Government announced regulatory changes on the 24th April 2020 to the Admissions Appeals Code which will enable hearings to take place, although it is unlikely these will be in person due to social distancing requirements.

 

Your appeal, once submitted will be forwarded to the Independent Clerk, who is currently planning again for the commencement of the appeal hearings. He will be in touch with you as soon as possible once a date has been agreed for the hearing to take place. We do fully recognise the frustration this may cause but these are unprecedented times and trust you fully understand this. Each appeal should continue to be sent to info@flyinghightrust.co.uk and you will receive acknowledgment that the appeal has been received, update on the situation and contact details for the appeals clerk who will manage your appeal and keep you informed of progress, date and outcomes.

 

Assuring you of our best attention at all times.

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 Circumstances

 

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:

Admission Numbers

Planned Admission number 2020/2021: 30

Current Number on Roll: 229

Please click on the link to see our Admissions Policy in Word format or PDF format

Appeals Information - FGP

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