Swallownest Primary will not refuse admission of a child to the school on any grounds other than if the limit, set by the Governing Body, has been reached in a particular year group or if to admit a child would prejudice the efficient education of children already in the school. The Governing Body support a maximum class size of thirty.
Children can enter the school from the term after their third birthday to join our Foundation 1 class, taking advantage of the governments offer of 15 hours free nursery education. Children joining our nursery are usually admitted each September.
Children enter our Foundation 2 class in September.
Before children can be admitted to the school, an admissions form must be completed and returned to the school office along with the childs birth certificate. The school should be notified immediately of any change of address or telephone number.
Visits to the school by parents and children are highly welcomed. All we ask is that an appointment is made in advance to meet with the Headteacher who will be happy to take time to show you around, discuss the school and answer any questions you may have.
During the Autumn Term a booklet will be sent to you by the LA with forms on which you may express a preference for which primary school you would like your child to attend. If you do not receive a booklet please telephone the admissions office at the Local Authority on 01709 382121.
Following receipt of Parental Preference forms the existing admissions criteria to allocate places is as follows:-
i) Relevant Looked After Children and previously looked after children
ii) Children who, on 15th January 2018, have a specific medical reason, confirmed by a medical practitioner, which the Authority is satisfied makes attendance at that particular school essential. Parents should ensure that they include full supporting information with their on line application or with the Common Application Form.
iii) Children who, on 15th January 2018, have a compelling social reason which the Authority is satisfied make attendance at that particular school essential. The kind of overriding social reasons which could be accepted are where there is evidence that the child’s education would be seriously impaired if he or she did not attend the preferred school. . Parents should ensure that they include full supporting information with their on line application or with the Common Application Form.
iv) Children who, on 15th January 2018, live in the catchment area of the school as defined by the Authority and it is expected will have an older brother or sister on the roll of the preferred school in Years 1-6 at the start of the academic year 2017.
v) Children who, on 15th January 2018, live in the catchment area of the school as defined by the Authority
vi) Children who, on 15th January 2018, it is expected will have an older brother or sister on the roll of the preferred school in Years 1-6 at the start of the academic year 2018.
vii) Children who, on 15th January 2018, live nearest to the school measured by a straight line on a horizontal plane, (commonly known as measurement “as the crow flies”).
Those children with statements of Special Educational Needs who have a statement specifying a particular school will automatically gain entry to that school.
The school’s admissions policy is in-line with the Local Authority, please click on the following link to view Rotherham Borough Council’s Admissions policy. http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/schools
Application forms for admissions to primary school in 2018 - 19 can also be obtained via this link.