Westward School

Admissions Procedure

Westward School can be visited by prospective parents at pre-arranged times. Please contact Mr Parkhurst who is in charge of Admissions either in the School Office on 01932 220 911 or via email to admissions@westwardschool.co.uk

Completion and receipt of the Registration Form with £100.00 (non-returnable) registration/administration fee places your child on their peer group class list or waiting list.

To aid administration, kindly inform the School office of any change to contact details while awaiting a place offer or if your circumstances change and wish your child’s name to be removed from the class waiting list.  Thank you.

Notification of a Nursery  place is sent by e-mail at the end of the Autumn Term for registered families to confirm acceptance of their September place. Registered Reception places are reserved for your child on receipt of the current Pupil Deposit Fee, invitation to do so occurs in the month of October prior to the following September start date.

ASSESSMENTS

There is not an entry assessment for the Early Years Nursery and Reception classes.

For Year 1 upwards, children are invited to spend a period of time during the School day with their peers for assessment of social and academic ability before a confirmed place is offered. (Is Westward the right school for your child?)

The School must feel confident that prospective pupils will benefit from the education offered.

The assessment fee is £30.00, non returnable.

Both at the application stage and also later in the admissions process it is really important that parents notify the School about any special educational needs or disabilities. We request that parents of pupils with existing special educational needs or disabilities submit any educational psychologist reports or other documentation to the Headteacher who will then meet with the family and consult with the SENCO and relevant class teacher.

YEAR GROUPS

Westward School year groups are organised by Date of Birth. The dates run from 1st September to 31st August inclusive as follows:

September 2007 - August 2008 Year 6 10 - 11
September 2008 - August 2009 Year 5 9 - 10
September 2009 - August 2010 Year 4 8 - 9
September 2010 - August 2011 Year 3 7 - 8
September 2011 - August 2012 Year 2 6 - 7
September 2012 - August 2013 Year 1 5 - 6
September 2013 - August 2014 Reception 4 - 5
September 2014 - August 2015 Nursery 3 - 4
In Early Years (Nursery & Reception) our policy is to strictly follow these government guidelines and we will not contemplate any "out of year" applications.

RESERVING AN OFFERED PLACE

  • The Pupil Deposit Fee of £2000.00 (Reception – Year 6) is payable to reserve an offered place. £1250 of this sum is credited to the pupil's second invoice. The remaining £750 (minus any accrued extras) is returned after the child's final term providing the correct FULL term’s notice (not accepted after the first day of term) is given.
  • The Pupil Deposit Fee for siblings stands at £750 per pupil

      Please note – if the confirmed place is NOT taken up, the fee is non returnable.

  • On receipt of a Pupil Deposit Fee – a School contract will be issued to you for signing.
  • Nearer your child’s commencement date parents are given an introductory pack including all necessary documentation and information. A “settling in” session date will be arranged for your child to spend time with the teacher in the class environment.
  • An "Early Years" information meeting for Nursery and Reception parents is scheduled during the Summer term.

Any further enquiries may be directed to Mr Parkhurst in the School office.   01932 220911 or email  admissions@westwardschool.co.uk