There is a legal requirement that all children attend school or receive suitable education once they reach the age of five years. At Our Lady of Walsingham Primary School, we have early admissions. Children start in Reception at the beginning of the school year in which they become five.
It is possible for parents/carers to arrange to delay their child’s entry to school. However, parents should be aware that their child’s admission cannot be delayed beyond the date that the child reaches school age and if admission is deferred to the following school year (e.g. child has an August birthday) then the child may lose their place at the school. Deferment of a place must be done in consultation with Mrs McKinnon.
Older children who gain a place at the school will be admitted into the National Curriculum Year relevant to their age. Children with statements of special educational needs are always welcomed and arrangements for their requirements will be dealt with in accordance with the Code of Practice on Special Educational Needs.