Kingsfold is a Community School serving the community of Kingsfold and Penwortham and as such the Local Education Authority (LEA) is the Admission Authority.
If your child is due to start school in September you MUST apply on Lancashire’s online system at www.lancashire.gov.uk/school. If you do not have access to a computer and you cannot apply online, please call into the school office for a paper application.
The Policy of the LEA, and therefore this school, is that children may come to school in the September of the year in which they have their 5th birthday. The number of places available in the Reception year group in September will be a maximum of 30, after consultation with the LEA.
The school will not place any restrictions on admission for Reception unless the number of children for whom admission is sought is likely to exceed 30. In that event the following criteria will apply, which are listed in priority order:
- Relationship as brother or sister to a pupil already attending the school at the time the application is made and who will still be in the school at the time of admission.
- Special medical or social circumstances affecting the child.
- Distance from home to school.
Note: Where there are more applicants than places available within a category, then distance from home to the main gate of school by the nearest reasonable walking route will be used as the final determining factor.
If you're not happy with the school place you're given, you can appeal for any school.
If you have been refused a place at a community or voluntary controlled school, your appeal will go to the county council. A copy of your form will be sent to the relevant area education office who are the admissions authority for the school you're appealing for. A copy will also be sent to the email address you have included on your form for your own records.
IN YEAR ADMISSIONS
Since 1 November 2021, the Area Pupil Access has been responsible for co-ordinating all in year admissions, irrespective of the year group.
Please note that waiting lists can no longer be kept by individual schools. If school currently has a reserve list, it is important that you inform parents of this change, explaining that they must maintain contact with the Area Education Office if they wish to express an interest in a place at your school.