If you wish to apply for a place in our step into quality award winning reception class, you will need to complete the admission form available from the school office. Alternatively you may wish to apply online at www.lancashire.gov.uk/e-admissions. Even if you currently have a child in our school you will still need to complete an application form.
The closing date for aplications for children starting in reception in September 2014 has now passed. (However, should you wish your child to take up a place in our school please contact us directly where we will be happy to discuss your application.)
Offers of places are issued by post and online, successful applicants are invited to view the school in May before their child starts in September. The children will also be invited to four pre-school sessions where they will meet their teacher and other staff members. They will also be able to familiarise themselves with the classroom and meet the other children who will be in their class.
During these sessions we also offer a pre-school library where children will be encouraged to choose a book to share with their parents at home. During the summer term our reception class teacher will visit the houses of our new children due to start in September. We believe this to be an important part of our induction programme as not only does it give you and your child the chance to meet and get to know the teacher it also provides you with an opportunity to talk about any issues or concerns you may have.
We are very proud of our induction programme, which has been rated outstanding by Osted. We endeavour to ensure a smooth transition from home to school for all our children. Children starting our reception class in September initially do so on a part-time basis for two weeks. This again eases transition and allows the teacher and children to form solid and lasting relationships, again something that we are proud to say Ofsted praised us for. Our school operates an Open Door Policy meaning that we are always ready to discuss any concerns Parents' may have regarding their children's education and welfare.