Determination of 2017/18 Admission Arrangements
Bromley has determined the 2017/18 Admission Policy. There are no changes to Bromley’s admission policy therefore there has not been the need to consult with other admission authorities before determining the policy.
The 2017/18 Admission Arrangements are available to view on the Bromley website
2017/18 Admission Arrangements for schools can be viewed on individual school websites
The Governors at Bickley Primary School have adopted the 2017/2018 Admission Policy as follows:
The approved admissions number for Bickley Primary School is 60 (maximum of 30 in each class).
The published admissions number is inclusive of pupils with a statement of special educational needs that are admitted to the School pursuant to the School being named in part 4 of their statement or Education, Health and Care Plan.
Where the admissions limit would be exceeded by admitting all applicants, our admissions criteria are (in the numbered order of the criteria) to pupils as follows:
- Looked after children
- Sibling - Children with a brother or sister already at Bickley Primary School
- Proximity of home in relation to school
In Year Admissions
Applications made at other times as pupils transfer between schools for whatever reason are known as in-year admissions.
All applications for in-year admissions will be coordinated by the Local Authority. Parents seeking a place for their child in other years should apply in writing to the Local Authority. When a vacancy occurs it will be allocated in accordance with the criteria for KS1 admissions (maximum of 30 within each class) and we will consider up to 32 for KS2 admissions. The Fair Access Protocol Panel may direct a school to take a child who has no school place within the Local Authority, which takes pupil numbers to above 30 in a class. The school can appeal the panel’s decision.
Visits to the school
Parents who are considering applying to the school (reception school places) should contact the school and will be invited to a structured visit, with information about the school and an opportunity to look round and ask questions.
In-year admission visits to the school can be arranged once the Local Authority Admissions team has offered a school place.
Children starting in our Reception Class are invited to visit the school, with their parents, in the term before they start. This visit provides an opportunity to meet the class teacher, teaching assistant and their classmates and to have a taste of school before they start. Reception Class children have a settling in period of approximately two weeks when they start, to enable them to become used to school and to cope with the full school day.