ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS: Admissions to Nursery are the responsibility of the Governing Body (using the same criteria as for the infant School, see below). Admissions to the Infant School are the responsibility of the Local Authority (Hillingdon). Parents who are considering sending their child to Newnham are welcome to make an appointment with the Headteacher who will be happy to take them on a tour of the school. An application for a place at the Infant School can be made on-line on www.hillingdon.gov.uk/schools
APPLICATION FOR A NURSERY PLACE: Parents liaise directly with the School Administrator who will record the child’s details. The school will then liaise directly with parents near the proposed date of admission. Please apply for a Nursery place by the January, of the same year for starting in September. Please note, if your child is attending our Nursery this does not automatically entitle you to a school place.
APPLICATION FOR AN INFANT SCHOOL PLACE: An application form and information booklet will be distributed to all parents of children in the Nursery at the appropriate time.
HOW ARE DECISIONS ABOUT PLACES MADE?: Newnham Infant and Nursery School is an over-subscribed school. If there are enough places at school for all applicants, then everyone will be offered a place. If there are more applications than places available, they will be put in order of priority, as follows:
N.B. Second or subsequent applications by parents for a place at the same school for the same child will not be considered, and will therefore not be eligible for an appeal unless there has been a significant change in the family’s circumstances since their first application, e.g. a change of address or a medical condition which was not known to the parents at the time of the first application. This will apply to applications for places in any year group at any time of the year.
From September 2006 all authorities are required to coordinate the allocation of primary places for all schools in their area.
You will have to complete only ONE application form and on the form you will be able to state up to 6 schools including voluntary aided (religious) schools and foundation schools. Therefore, if you are interested in a place at this school you must state it as one of your preferences.
You must the put the schools down in the order you would most like your child to attend. It is in your child’s interest to put more than one school on your form but you will only be offered ONE school. The Local Authority will coordinate the procedure and offer you a place at the highest possible preference.
Parents need to ensure they clearly complete forms in accordance with the instructions in the Local Authority’s admission pack. Please ensure that you read the “Starting Primary School” booklet thoroughly before applying. This booklet can be collected from a state infant/primary school in the London Borough of Hillingdon.