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Admissions

If you are a prospective parent and considering St. Thomas' as the school to send your child to, it is never too early to start thinking about this. We always recommend that you complete one of our expression of interest forms and return it to our school office. Because we are a very popular and oversubscribed school, we recommend that you make an appointment to come and visit us to discuss the admissions process.

 

Admissions to the Reception class will usually be in the September at the beginning of the school year in which the child will reach his/her 5th birthday. Please read our admissions policy for guidance regarding our admission arrangements. If you have any questions, please contact our school office. 

 

The Governors of St Thomas’ Church of England School Primary School supports the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001). The Governors are, therefore, committed to the principle of all children having equal rights of access, if this can reasonably be provided.

The admission of a child with Special Educational Needs to the School will be conditional upon:

 

(a) The parents'/guardians' full disclosure to the School of the child's disability. Appropriate planning by the School, including requests for additional funding, are dependent upon the School having access to all the relevant information

(b) Following the procedures which are set out in any school policies relating to Special Educational Needs e.g. Assessing Children's Educational Needs

(c) The availability of appropriate facilities within the school. These include both physical facilities and reasonable curricular provision

(d) Agreement about the stages for which entry is being offered. In particular, transition from Primary to Secondary will be dependent upon a review of the child's needs and the evaluation of any difficulties which the child may have in accessing an appropriate education

(e) Acceptance by the parents/guardians that some educational opportunities, which take place off-site may not be available. The above conditions will also apply, if a disability develops during the course of a child's education at St Thomas CE Primary School.

 

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