Headteachers Welcome to Widmer End Community Combined School
We are a local authority maintained primary school and all admissions to classes from Reception through to Year 6 must be made via Buckinghamshire Council. Please refer to their website for admissions.
10th October 2023, 9:30am
30th October 2023, 1:45pm
Please contact the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book your place at our open days.
We process our own Pre-school admissions; please visit our Pre-school pages for more information.
Entry for September 2024
Admissions for September 2024 are open between 1st November 2023 and 15th January 2024.
|1st November 2023||Online applications open for primary school places|
|15th January 2024||Deadline to submit your child's application (midnight)|
|29th January 2024||Deadline for address evidence if you’re moving into or within Buckinghamshire|
|16th April 2024||School offer day|
|2nd July 2024|
Primary School Key Dates from Buckinghamshire Council
Buckinghamshire School Application Information
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 2023
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 and previously looked after children.
Rule 2 - Children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted
Rule 3 – 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 4 - Children of staff where either:
1 The member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made,
2 The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
Rule 5 – Children living within the catchment area of the school.
Rule 6 – 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 2022), 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 7 – Children attending a primary school linked to the school named in the list of ‘linked primary’ schools at the time allocations are made (March 2023). This rule does not apply to those applying for a place in Reception.
Rule 8 – 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.
Rule 9 - 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.
Rule 10 - If it is still not possible to decide between two applicants who are equal distance then 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 https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools-index/school-admissions/school-admissions-guides-policies-and-statistics/school-admissions-policies/primary-community-and-voluntary-controlled-schools-admissions-policy-september-2023/
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, as above.
The intended admission number for 2023/24 is 30 pupils.
The admissions procedure is administered by the Local Education Authority.
ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2023
The Governors of Widmer End Community Combined School are pleased to announce that our admission policy for the academic year 2023/24 will be to admit all our reception children at the same time in September 2023. All those children who were born between 01.09.2018 and 31.08.2019 and who will have their fifth birthday in the academic year 2023/24 will be eligible for a full-time place in September.
Arrangements for the Reception Class September 2023
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