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Admissions Arrangements

Admission Arrangements for Blofield Primary School

 

  • Children are admitted to school in the September prior to their fifth birthday. Children must, by law, start statutory education full-time at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. All parents of children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 must be offered a full time place from September 2018.
  • Parents are entitled to defer their admission or request that their child attends on a part-time basis. However, the child must start school on a full time basis during the academic year 2018/19 and no later than the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.

 

To apply for a place at Blofield Primary

 

 

Admissions Criteria

 

If there are more applications for places than there are places available, Norfolk County Council will give preference to children living nearest to the school, according to the following rules in this order of priority:

 

Children who are due to start school and

  1. have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) naming that school.
  2. are in public care or have been adopted.
  3. live in the area served by the school and who have a sibling attending the school at the time of their admission.
  4. live in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school.
  5. have a disability and live in the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability).
  6. live in the area served by the school.
  7. have been allocated a permanent place at a Specialist Resource Base attached to the school. (Places allocated by Norfolk County.
  8. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister with a statement of special educational needs attending the school at the time of their admission.
  9. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission.
  10. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the feeder junior school.
  11. have a disability and live outside the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability).
  12. children of staff:
    1. where a member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made and/or
    2. the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  13. live outside the area served by the school

 

If all children within any of the above rules cannot be offered a place, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest to the school within that rule.

 

To determine who lives nearest, distance will be measured on a straight line 'as the crow flies' basis, using Ordnance Survey data. The address will be measured from the post office address point on the property. In the unlikely event that distance does not separate the final two or more pupils seeking the last remaining place, a random allocation will be used to determine who is offered the final place.

 

NOTE: Criteria 7 only applies to schools which have a Specialist Resource Base on site. Feeder school priority willl only apply in the first year of entry to the school.

Blofield Primary School Values

Fairness
  • “Win or lose, do it fairly.” Knute Rockne
Respect
  • “Everyone should be respected as an individual” Albert Einstein
Challenge
  • “We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges” Joyce Meyer
Perseverance
  • “No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” Ramana Maharshi
Thoughtfulness
  • “A little attention, a little kindness, a little thoughtfulness are worth more than all the wealth in the world.” Avijeet Das
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