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Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my children have felt safe at school. My child is happy to come to school, the staff are visible and approachable. It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Highly visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. Supportive school for both parents and children. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not!

Admissions

Admission Appeals

 Kent LA appeals

DfE admissions code

 

Timetable for appeals

Admission authorities must set a timetable for organising and hearing appeals that:

  • Includes a deadline for lodging appeals. The deadline must allow appellants at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal (during coronavirus, this is now at least 28 calendar days’ written notice - please see the first section above)
  • Gives appellants at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing (during coronavirus, this is now at least 14 calendar days’ written notice - please see the first section above)
  • Includes reasonable deadlines for appellants to submit additional evidence, for admission authorities to submit their evidence, and for the clerk to send appeal papers to the panel and parties
  • Ensures that decision letters are sent within 5 school days of the hearing, wherever possible (during coronavirus, letters are now to be sent within 7 calendar days of the hearing or panel decision - please see the first section above)

Appeals timetables must be published by admission authorities on their website by 28 February each year.

Here are the deadlines for hearing different types of appeals: 

Type of appealDeadline for hearing appeal
Applications made in the normal admissions roundWithin 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals
Late applicationsWithin 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
Applications to sixth forms where the offer of a place was conditional upon exam resultsWithin 30 school days of confirmation of those results
Applications to sixth forms where the offer of a place was not conditional upon exam resultsWithin 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals
Applications for in-year admissionsWithin 30 school days of the appeal being lodged

Any appeals submitted after the appropriate deadline must still be heard, in accordance with whatever timescale is set out in the timetable published by the admission authority.

This information is set out in paragraphs 2.1-2.4 of the school admission appeals code, linked to above.

Membership of appeal panels

Admission authorities must appoint a clerk to the appeal panel "who is independent of the school and the education functions of the LA".

The admission authority, or the clerk acting on the authority’s behalf, must appoint an independent appeal panel consisting of:

  • A chair
  • At least one lay person (this can include governors or other volunteers from other schools, but not anyone with personal experience in school management or provision of education)
  • At least one person with experience of education (this can include people who are acquainted with educational conditions in the LA, or parents of registered pupils at school)

Panel members may not be:

  • Members of the LA
  • Members or former members of the school’s governing board
  • Employed by the LA or school
  • Connected to the admission authority in a way that might raise doubts about their impartiality

A person cannot sit on a panel unless they've attended the training required by the admission authority arranging the appeal.

Applying for a school place for our Reception classes September 2021

 

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.

 

Confirmation of place in reception September 2021

If you have received confirmation that your child has a place at CPS for September 2021 you need to post or scan your evidence in and email it to office@cliftonvilleprimary.co.uk

 

Applying for a school place for our Pre-School classes September 2021

If you have a child who is 3 years old before 31st August 2021, 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 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?

 

Appeals

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.

Click on this link below that will direct you to the correct section on Kents website.

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/appeal-a-school-offer#tab-1

 

 

Waiting lists

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.

The Primary School Application Deadline has been EXTENDED!

 

Primary Admissions have confirmed that they have extended the deadline for all applications for primary school places until midnight on the 10th February 2020. 

 

If you require any support from the office to make your application, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01843 227575 or office@cliftonville.kent.sch.uk.

 

Alternatively, click on the link below to reach the Kent County Council application page. 

 

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/primary-school-places#tab-2

Open Day 2019 presentation

Open Day for new entrants ( starting September 2020)

 

Wednesday 13th November

 

It will be wonderful to welcome any prospective parents to our school.

Ms Whichcord, Head teacher, is also very happy to meet any parents individually for any unable to attend on the Open Day.

 

The office can be contacted by telephone 01843 227575 or by email office@cliftonville.kent.sch.uk

Applying for a school place for our Reception classes September 2020

 

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.

 

Applications are not yet open for September 2020.  A link will be uploaded here when it is live with Kent County Council.

 

New entrants meeting

Applying for a secondary school place for September 2020

 

Apply between 1 September and 31 October 2019 if your child is due to start secondary school in September 2020. 

If you have not applied for your child's secondary school please come to the school for help.

 

Kent Test 11+

 

Please use the link below for some free sample resources that are provided by the publishers of the Kent Test.  You may need to copy and paste the link.

 

https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/11plus-series-11-plus-practice-papers/11plus-familiarisation-materials/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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