Broxbourne CE Primary School exists to serve the needs of the Church of England and other Christian churches as well as the wider community in the Broxbourne area. As a one-form entry Voluntary Aided school the Governing Body, who is responsible for establishing the School’s aims and admitting the children, will admit 30 children to the Nursery (EY1) and Reception (EY2) classes each September.
If there are more than 30 applicants, the Governors will offer places according to the list of criteria, detailed below, that have been agreed in co-operation with the Diocese of St Albans and Hertfordshire County Council. The school operates a Continued Interest list (waiting list) for all age groups in which there are no vacancies. Whenever a place becomes available, it will be offered in accordance with that list and with the published criteria as they apply at the time of the vacancy. (NB Length of time on the Continued Interest List or previous priority on the list will not apply.) All in-year applications will be coordinated by the School Governors and a Supplementary Information Form is requested. The School contact parents annually to ascertain whether they wish their child’s name to remain on the list.
Admission to Nursery (EY1) Class
Admission to Reception (EY2) Class
Parents may request that the date their child is admitted to the School be deferred until the term in which the child is five. Parents may also request that their child attends part-time until the term in which the child is five.Where a parent of a summer born child (1st April – 31st August) wishes their child to start school in the term following their fifth birthday, they will normally need to make an in-year application for a Y1 place. Parents should discuss this with the school as soon as possible. If parents wish such child to be educated ‘out of year group’ i.e. in the Reception Year rather than Y1 they should discuss this with the school. Such applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Parents do not have the right of appeal against a decision not to accept this request. Parents may also request that their child attends part-time until the term in which the child is five.
Every effort will be made to accommodate twins and multiple births. Where the last available place is offered to a twin or multiple birth places will also be offered to the other twin or sibling(s) as exceptions to the Infant Class Size rule.