The Mary Towerton School Virtual Open Sessions
If you would like to join us for one of the virtual open sessions, please contact Mrs Hutton in the school office.
Telephone No.: 01494 482384
How to get a place at The Mary Towerton School
Due to the current Covid-19 Parents thinking of sending their child to the school are invited to attend one of our Virtual Open Mornings held in the Autumn term.
Alternatively, please contact us to make an appointment to see the school in action. Admission to the Reception Class, is through Buckinghamshire County Council (via your local authority if you live outside Buckinghamshire).
Starting School in September 2021
Children born between:
01 September 2016 - 31 August 2017 - Will start school for the first time into Reception (Foundation 2) in September 2021
Our School Admission number is 15 in each year group. For September 2021 the LA have agreed to admit all 16 first place applications.
2nd November 2020
Application window opens
14th January 2021
Last date to hand in paper applications
15th January 2021
Last date to submit online applications
16th April 2021
National offer day
New pupils to visit school before September 2021 (Covid-19 Safety measures to be considered)
The new school year starts
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNCIL ADMISSIONS POLICY
The County Council has agreed that the admissions policy detailed below should be used for those children due for admission to primary schools at the age of 5.
In most cases the Education Department will be able to confirm that a place is available at your preferred school. However, when a primary school is oversubscribed i.e. more children wish to attend the school than there are vacant places, the list of criteria detailed below is used to allocate places up to the Intended Admission Number.
COUNTY AND VOLUNTARY CONTROLLED SCHOOLS ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
Places are allocated according to the following criteria, in order of priority:
Once places have been allocated to children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs (Educational Health Care Plan), the remaining places will be allocated in the following order:
Rule 1 – Looked after and previously looked after children.
Rule 2 – Children who have exceptional medical or social needs, which can only be met at that school, with written evidence from an appropriate professional person.
Rule 3 – Children living within the catchment area of the school.
Rule 4 – For the main point of entry: Siblings of children who are attending the school or a ‘linked primary’ school in Year R to Year 5 at the time the allocations are made (March 2019), and are expected to be on the school roll or linked school roll at the time of the proposed admission, or who have already been offered a place to start in the current academic year at the school or a ‘linked primary’ school.
For immediate in year admission after the normal point of entry: Siblings of children who are in Year R to Year 6 at the time of admission to the school.
Rule 5 – Children attending a primary school linked to the school named in the list of ‘linked primary’ schools at the time allocations are made (March 2019). This rule does not apply to those applying for a place in Reception.
Rule 6 – Once the above rules have been applied, then any further places will be offered in distance order, using the distance between the family’s Normal Home Address and the school’s nearest entrance gate, offering the closest first. We use straight line distance.
Rule 7 - Where a school can take some, but not all, of the children who qualify under one of these rules, we will give priority to children by taking account of the next rule (or rules) in the numbered list to decide who has priority for places.
For example, places are offered to catchment siblings before children living in the catchment area without siblings. In each case, distance is used to prioritise which children should be offered places.
Rule 8 - If it is still not possible to decide between two applicants who are equal distance then a random allocation will be made to allocate the final place.
This information applies to children wishing to be admitted to this school. If you have any questions about how this may apply to you then please contact the Admissions Officer at your local Area Education Office, who will be able to advise you.
All admissions for September 2020 and 2021 need to apply through Buckinghamshire Council.
Details of the procedure can be obtained directly from the County web-site using the link below.
Contact Us form www.buckscc.gov.uk/contactadmissions
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