Prospective Parent Information for 2021
Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to welcome prospective parents into school this year. We have therefore produced a short video to give you an idea of what it’s like inside our Reception classroom. There is also a brochure which contains information about the school, what life is like in Reception class and what will happen if you are successful in gaining a place for your child for September 2021.
Further information is provided below regarding the applications process and our Admissions Policy and priority area map. Once you have watched the video and read through the information provided, please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01274 569447.
Children can begin school at the beginning of the year in which they turn 5, either part time or full time, but they must be full time at the beginning of the term during which they have their fifth birthday,
- Children born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 will begin in the reception class in September 2021.
- Children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 will begin in the reception class in September 2022.
Parents would usually be welcome to visit the school by appointment at any time, and we would recommend that you attend our official open morning, which would normally take place during the Autumn Term (mid November). However, as current COVID guidelines do not allow for visits to school, this year, please read the information at the top of this page.
Application for a place should be made to the Education Authority by the deadline in the January before your child is due to start in reception. Places are confirmed in April/May.
Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) have, upon mutual agreement following consultation with the school regarding its ability to meet a child’s specific needs, a statutory entitlement to a place at the school named in the Statement or EHCP. This is not part of the oversubscription criteria.
East Morton CE Primary School is an Academy with the Bradford Diocese Trust, however our admissions are administered by the Bradford Local Authority. The school is popular and oversubscribed and when there are more applicants than available places, our Admissions policy is used by the LA to determine which applicants will be given a place.
Please visit our Policies page to view a copy of our Admissions Policy or to download a copy of our Admissions SIF (Supplementary Information Form).
Please visit the ‘Admission Arrangements’ section of the Bradford Council website for details.
When a parent requests a change of school, wherever possible this should be done at the start of a school term thus avoiding disruption to the teaching programme.
‘In year applications’ for any year group throughout the school year are dealt with by the Local Authority. Please visit the ‘In-Year Applications’ section of the Bradford Council website for further information.