Kingsfold is a Community School serving the community of Kingsfold and Penwortham and as such the LEA is the Admission Authority.
If your child is due to start school in September you MUST apply on Lancashire’s on-line system at www.lancashire.gov.uk/school. If you do not have access to a computer and you cannot apply on-line, 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 Local Education Authority.
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 of home from school.
Note: Where there are more applicants than places available within a category then distance of home from the main gate of school by the nearest reasonable walking route will be used as the final determining factor.
In the event of the school being unable to admit any child because all the vacancies at the School/Nursery have already been filled, the parent of a child, for whom admission has been refused, may appeal to the Clerk of the Appeals Committee against the decision, setting out the grounds of the appeal.
Appeals against a decision not to admit a child to the School/Nursery should be sent to the Clerk of Appeals Committee within fourteen days of the date of the letter informing parents of the non-admittance of the child.
Arrangements will be made for the parent to have an opportunity of stating his/her case to an Appeals Committee constituted under the Second Schedule of the Education Act 1980, whose decisions shall be final.