Open day: Wednesday 15th November 2017
We look forward to welcoming prospective families to our Open Day for children due to start in reception or pre-school, September 2018.
Mrs Troth is always very happy to meet with parents individually for any unable to attend on the Open Day.
The office can be contacted by telephone 01843 227575 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applying for a school place for our Reception classes September 2018
Applications for children due to start at our school in September 2018 open in November 2017 and close mid-January 2018 (final dates to be confirmed by the Local Authority)
We admit 120 pupils into each year group. You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference. It's in your best interests to list 3 schools. Naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.
Applying for a school place for our Pre-School classes September 2018
If you have a child who is 3 years old before 31st August 2018, you will be entitled to receive free 15 hours per week at our Pre-School..
If you would like your child to attend our Pre-School from September 2017 please leave your details with our school office staff. They will be able to let you know of any availability and the waiting list process.
What happens when we can't offer a place due to being oversubscribed?
Cliftonville Primary School is an academy with the Coastal Academies Trust. Academies are their own admissions authority (rather than the Local Authority having this duty). Academies must meet all of the mandatory provisions of the School Admissions Code. As an academy, we are committed to a fair and transparent admissions policy. This includes appeals, which are carried out on our behalf by the Local Authority. You will need to contact the Local Authority if you wish to make an appeal.
If you wish for your child’s name to be added to the waiting list, please contact the school office. Places are allocated according to our admissions criteria which means that your child’s ranking on the waiting list may change. Please note that at the end of the three seasonal terms (Autumn/Spring/Summer) all applicants will be removed from the waiting list. At the start of the following seasonal term, should you still want a place, you will have to re-apply to this school in order for your child to be placed on the waiting list. Due to the volume of children on the waiting list the school will not issue reminders to parents to re-apply.
If you are having trouble finding a school in the area with spaces, please contact Kent County Council on 0300 333 6472 and ask to speak to the In Year Admissions Team.
Applying for a secondary school place for September 2018
Apply between 1 September and 31 October 2017 if your child is due to start secondary school in September 2018.
Applications should be made online.
Kent Test (11+) September 2017
Dear Parents/ Carers,
You will no doubt be starting to think about transition to secondary school and as such Cliftonville Primary School would like to support you as much as possible through this process.
You must apply for a secondary school place for your child to start year 7 at secondary school. You will need to do this by the end of October when your child is in Year 6. When thinking about which schools, it is important to find out more about the schools you are interested in before you apply. You can apply for up to 4 schools which must be placed in order of preference. More information about this process will be given towards the end of July.
If you are thinking about applying for a grammar school, your child can only be offered a place if they have been assessed as working at a suitable level. As you are probably aware, assessment takes place via the Kent Test ( previously known as the 11+). All children who want to go to a Grammar School must sit the Kent Test. You will find more information at the following website;
To help you make this decision about whether or not to apply for a Grammar School, please speak to your child’s class teacher, Year group leader or member of SLT. Whatever your child’s ability, a Grammar school may or may not be the right school for them. For this reason, it is important to consider all schools within your catchment area.
Should you wish to apply to complete the Kent Test, registration for testing opens on 1st June and closes on 3rd July 2017. This is done online via www.kent.gov.uk/ola
The date of the Kent Test is Thursday 7th September (this is the same date across all Kent schools) with the results being sent out on the 12th October 2017. You then have until the 31st October to make your four secondary school choices.
If you have any questions regarding the Kent Test, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we will be happy to help you.
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