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We look forward to welcoming your child to our school.

Admissions and Enrolment

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am delighted that you are considering to enrol your child here at Eltham Church of England Primary School.

In order that your application is processed in accordance with our admission criteria, please note carefully the criteria by which you are planning to apply, and ensure that you have completed the necessary forms to ensure that your application can be considered under that criteria.

I have published below the admission criteria and you are able to download a copy of the Admissions Policy, a Supplementary Information Form (to be completed if you are wishing to apply under the faith criteria) and In-year Admission Form for your convenience.

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office to arrange a convenient time and I look forward to meeting you and for you to see our school.

Kind regards
Matthew Bulpitt
Headteacher

Criteria for admission

From September 2017 Eltham Church of England Primary School will be a two form entry which means that it admits 60 children into Reception each year. For in-year admissions the Governing Body is required to abide by the maximum limits for infant classes [5, 6 and 7 year olds], ie, 30 pupils per class.

From September 2017 Eltham Church of England Primary School will be operating a 26 place Full Time Equivalent nursery. The criteria for admission is below.

Admission to Nursery from September 2017

  1. Looked after children or previously looked after children (see note 1).
  2. Children with an exceptional and professionally supported medical or social need for a place at this school (see note 2).
  3. Children who, with a parent/carer, are faithful and regular (see note 3) worshippers at St John the Baptist Church, Eltham.
  4. Children who, with a parent/carer, are faithful and regular (see note 3) worshippers at another Anglican church and reside within the Deanery of Eltham and Mottingham (see note 2).
  5. Children who, with a parent/carer, are faithful and regular (see note 3) worshippers of another Christian denomination as recognised by the Churches Together in England or Evangelical Alliance and reside within the Deanery of Eltham and Mottingham (see note 4).
  6. Any remaining places will be given in order of nearness to the school (see note 5).

Please note: A place in the nursery class does not guarantee a place in the Reception class. All parents must follow primary admission procedures for admission to the Reception class.

Admission to Reception from September 2017

Special educational needs

Parent(s)/carer(s) of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs, or Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan are required to apply for school places separately through the local authority from whom advice is available. If a child with a statement, or EHC Plan, is placed in the school by the local authority before the normal admission round, the number of places available to other applicants will be reduced. The Governors will admit all those pupils whose statement, or EHC Plan, names the School.

Oversubscription Criteria

  1. Looked after children or previously looked after children (see note 1)
  2. Children with an exceptional and professionally supported medical or social need for a place at this school (see note 2).
  3. Children who, with a parent/carer, are faithful and regular (see note 3) worshippers at St John the Baptist Church, Eltham.
  4. Children with a sibling (brother/s or sister/s, step siblings and half siblings, fostered or adopted siblings living at the same address) attending the main school at the time of the child’s admission. (Sibling priority will not be granted where the child in attendance at the school is in the Nursery class).
  5. Children who, with a parent/carer, are faithful and regular (see note 3) worshippers at another Anglican church and reside within the Deanery of Eltham and Mottingham (see note 4).
  6. Children who, with a parent/carer, are faithful and regular (see note 3) worshippers of another Christian denomination as recognised by the Churches Together in England or Evangelical Alliance and reside within the Deanery of Eltham and Mottingham (see note 4).
  7. Any remaining places will be given in order of nearness to the school (see note 5).

Notes:

Note 1: Looked after children/ previously looked after children: Looked after children are children who are in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions as defined by Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989 at the time of making an application to the school. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after immediately prior to being adopted, or who became subject to a residence order, (now termed child arrangement order under the Children & Families Act 2014), or special guardianship order. The Governors will require written confirmation that the child is looked after, or previously looked after, and will be so at the time of making an application to the school.

Note 2: Medical/social needs: Children with an exceptional and professionally supported medical or social need for a place at this school. This must be supported by written evidence at the time of application, eg, from a specialist health professional, social worker or other care professional. The evidence must set out the reasons why this school is the most suitable school and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another school.

Note 3: ‘Regular’ is where parent(s)/carer(s) and children attend the place of worship at least twice a month for the two years prior to the date of application. In the case of those who have moved to Eltham within that period, the criterion is extended to include a place of worship at the previous neighbourhood. Written confirmation of the applicant’s and child’s attendance at worship will be sought from the priest or minister of the Church.

Note 4: The Deanery of Eltham & Mottingham’s parishes are St Barnabas, Holy Trinity, St John the Baptist, St Saviour (Eltham) St Luke (Eltham Park), All Saints (New Eltham), St Andrew, St Edward (Mottingham).

Note 5: Measured in a straight line from centre of the child’s home address to the centre of the school

Please note that in order for any application to be considered under criteria 3, 5 or 6 a Supplementary Infomation Form (SIF) must be completed and returned to the school office. All SIFs are then sent to the relevant Parish Priest or Faith Leader to be validated.

Applications without a completed SIF or one that cannot be validated by the Parish Priest or Faith Leader, will be considered under criteria 7 ‘distance’.

Downloadable documents

Application for In Year Admission

Supplementary Form for ‘In Year Admission Applicants

Supplementary Information Form re Admission to Reception Class

Nursery Application form_January 2017

School Prospectus