Children are admitted to Nursery at the beginning of the Autumn Term provided they have reached the age of 3 years by the 31st August. It is also possible for children to start Nursery in the Spring Term if they are 3 years old between 1st September and 31st December providing there are still places available in Nursery. Children are admitted to our Foundation Phase in the September following their fourth birthday and the school year in which they will be five. The Admission Policy is controlled by the Local Authority. Early December, prospective new entrants receive the appropriate admission form that must be completed by the end of January and returned to either the school or the Civic Centre. New parents are contacted in the Spring Term and invited to visit during the Summer Term.
In late June/early July new entrants have the opportunity to visit their future class on Transition Day, when all pupils “move on” one year group just for that day. On this occasion, parents will meet the Reception teacher. The children will also be invited into the Reception class on three occasions after school.
Parents are requested to complete our school’s Admission Details Form, which includes emergency name and numbers, plus any relevant medical circumstances and dietary requirements of which the school should be aware. Keeping such information up-to-date is vital, thus we seek parent support and response in this matter.
Full details of the admissions process, including application forms for admission, should be obtained from Newport City Council at www.newport.gov.uk/schooladmissions or by ringing the City Contact Centre on 01633 656656.