Area Served by the School
The school serves the Windmill Estate, which is the area bounded by the triangle of Windmill Lane, Primrose Hill and Brimmers Hill. In addition, children living in the eastern half of Cryers Hill Lane, some of North Road, Grange Road, Copes Road and parts of Spurlands End Road are in the reserved areas of the school.
We also admit children from outside the area as numbers allow.
Admission rules for Community and Voluntary-Controlled schools – for September 2019
Once places have been allocated to children with an Educational Health and Care Plan (Statement of Special Educational Needs), the remaining places will be allocated in the following order:
Rule 1- Looked After children.
Rule 2- Children who have exceptional medical or social needs, which can only be met at that school, supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional person.
Rule- 3 Children living within the catchment area of the school.
Rule 4 - For the main point of entry: Siblings of children who are attending the school or a ‘linked primary’ school in Year R to Year 5 at the time the allocations are made (March 2019), and are expected to be on the school roll or linked school roll at the time of the proposed admission, or who have already been offered a place to start in the current academic year at the school or a ‘linked primary’ school.
For immediate in year admission after the normal point of entry: Siblings of children who are in Year R to Year 6 at the time of admission to the school.
Rule 5 - Children attending a primary school linked to the school named in the list of ‘linked primary’ schools at the time allocations are made (March 2019). This rule does not apply to those applying for a place in Reception.
Rule 6 - Once the above rules have been applied, then any further places will be offered in distance order, using the distance between the family’s Normal Home Address and the school’s nearest entrance gate, offering the closest first. We use straight line distance.
Where a school can take some, but not all, of the children who qualify under one of these rules, we will give priority to children by taking account of the next rule (or rules)in the numbered list to decide who has priority for places.
For example, places are offered to catchment siblings before children living in the catchment area without siblings. In each case, distance is used to prioritise which children should be offered places.
If it is not possible to decide between two applicants who are equidistant then in all cases including flats and apartments, where addresses are equidistant an independently scrutinised random allocation will be made to allocate the final place.
Further information on admissions and an explanation of the terms used in the admissions policy can be found on the Buckinghamshire County Councils website www.buckscc.gov.uk/admissions
For children starting school for the first time a visit is arranged during the term preceding admission.
Parents are invited to make an appointment to view the school.
The intended admission number for 2019/20 is 30 pupils.
The admissions procedure is administered by the Local Education Authority.
ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2019
The Governors of Widmer End Community Combined School are pleased to announce that our admission policy for the academic year 2019/20 will be to admit all our reception children at the same time in September 2019. All those children who were born between 01.09.2014 and 31.08.2015 and who will have their fifth birthday in the academic year 2019/20 will be eligible for a full-time place in September.
Arrangements for the Reception Class September 2019
1. The class will be taught by a suitably qualified and experienced teacher and support assistant.
2. The children will have an appropriate `early years' foundation stage curriculum to prepare them for the National Curriculum at 5. The work will be differentiated for the age, experience and ability of the pupils.
3. The children will be provided with a safe and secure environment and equipment for both work and play.
4. Children will become full-time pupils at the beginning of October or after the October half term.
As these children will be part of the main school, the normal procedures for school uniform, discipline, special needs, record keeping and parents' consultations will be as outlined in the school prospectus.
Parents are urged to consult the Guide for Parents entitled `Admissions to Buckinghamshire Schools' for the date by which the Registration and Preference Forms must be sent to the Education Authority in order to be fully eligible for the implementation of the admissions criteria. Proof of residence must also be sent with the admission form
Our Open days are as follows
Thursday 18/10 at 9.30am
Wednesday 31/10 at 1.30pm
Tuesday 6/11 at 1.30pm
Friday 16/11 at 9.30am
Monday 26/11 at 1.30pm
Tuesday 8/1/19 at 1.30pm
If you would like to book on one of these dates, please email or phone the office with your name and a contact number, the name and date of birth of your child, and let us know how many people will be attending the session.