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Admissions including Consultation

If you have a child due to start school in September 2022 and would like to learn more about our school please contact the School Office Manager, Mrs Sandra Adderley. Tel: 01223 262474 or Email: office@barton.cambs.sch.uk

Application arrangements

To apply for a Reception place at our school for September 2022, please see the Admissions Arrangements 2022-2023 document below.

 

To apply for a Reception place starting at any other time in the 2022-2023 school year or for a place in any other year group starting at any time during the 2022-2023 school year, please also see the Admissions Arrangements 2022-2023 document below.

 

To apply for a place in any year starting during the 2021-2022 school year, please see the In-Year Admissions Arrangements 2021-2022 document below. 

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Cambridgeshire's Early Years Funding Scheme

Under the Government's Early Years funding scheme, all four year olds are entitled to three terms of free part-time education from the term following their fourth birthday. This is funded by a grant for each child. The Local Authority funds places in reception classes in state schools in addition to the grant, to permit children to attend for a full school day. To ensure that your child receives their allocation of five sessions of grant-funded education, you will be required to complete a form confirming that you have registered your child at Barton School. A leaflet containing further information is available from the school office.

 

Admission Arrangements for Disabled Pupils

Our school aims to be an inclusive school. We hope to make all our children welcome and feel happy to look forward to their school day. Every child is different and we view differences as an opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about ourselves.

If your child has a disability he or she will be treated equally to other applicants for admission. Prior to admission there will normally be a discussion between the parents, the Head Teacher and advisers to determine what needs there may be. Barton School recognises its duties under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, and the governors’ intention is that the needs of all pupils are identified and met as soon as possible. We have completed measures to increase access to the school by pupils with disabilities; our school is all on one ground-floor level and the main entrances and the Early Years classroom and hall have ramp access. There are toilet facilities for disabled children.

In our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) information report, which is a statutory requirement, we have details of how all children are integrated into our school, whatever their needs. Please see the Report below.

Consultation on Admissions Arrangements for 2023/2024

 

In accordance with the requirements of the School Admissions Code 2021, we are consulting on our proposed admissions arrangements for 2023/2024 as we have not carried out a consultation in the last seven years. The admissions arrangements have been updated to ensure that they are compliant with the mandatory provisions of the School Admissions Code 2021.

 

The School Admissions Code 2021 requires that we consult with:

 

a) parents of children between the ages of two and eighteen;

b) other persons in the relevant area who in the opinion of the admission authority have an interest in the proposed admissions;

c) all other admission authorities within the relevant area (except that primary schools need not consult secondary schools);

d) whichever of the governing body and the local authority is not the admission authority;

e) any adjoining neighbouring local authorities where the admission authority is the local authority; and

f) in the case of schools designated with a religious character, the body or person representing the religion or religious denomination.

 

Our consultation period will run from 13 December 2021 to 31 January 2022. Any comments on the proposed admission arrangements should be sent to Caroline Parsons, Chair of Governors as follows:

 

By email:

chair@barton.cambs.sch.uk

 

By post:

FAO Chair of Governors

Barton CE (VA) Primary School

School Lane

Barton

Cambridge

CB23 7BD

 

The proposed admissions arrangements are set out in our Admissions Policy for 2023/2024 and Supplementary Information Form below. For a hard copy of the consultation documents, please contact the school office on 01223 262474.

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