Chew Magna Primary School

Chew Magna Primary School

Chew Magna Primary School

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Admissions

Welcome to Chew Magna Primary School

School places

We currently have school places available in the following year groups:

Foundation Stage 2020 intake 

Y4 for September 2020

Admission Numbers

As a four class village school, our admission level for each year group cohort is 15 pupils.  Our capacity is 105 pupils. However, numbers vary from cohort to cohort.

Admissions

We are here to help you, even before your child starts school at Chew Magna Primary. Whether your child might be joining Kestrel Class in September 2020 or moving mid-way through the school year, please do contact us if you have any queries or can't find the information you need on our website.

Please see our Admissions Arrangements for 2020/21 here

Please see our Admissions Arrangements for 2021/22 here

You can find a copy of our admission arrangements for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 academic year on the following link: 

https://thepartnershiptrust.co.uk/admissions/ 

In Year Admissions (moving mid-way through the school year)

If your child has already started school, but you would like them to transfer to Chew Magna Primary, you should apply directly to the school. A visit is always advised so you can see the day to day life in our school and talk to our pupils. Please feel free to contact us on 01275 332409 to check if there is space in the year group for your child(ren).

In line with the policy of the Bath and Mendip Partnership Trust, we use our Chew Magna Primary School Application Form, which is based closely on the BANES Application Form. 

Please click here for an in year appeal form if your application is unsuccessful.

Foundation Stage Intake

If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 he or she is able to start school in September 2021.

If you would like to arrange a visit please contact us on 01275 332409 to arrange a time to suit you.

For Foundation Stage intake, we follow the BANES admissions criteria, and you can find these on pages 46-7 of the Primary Admissions Booklet, downloadable here.  Applications to start school in Foundation stage must be made to the Local Authority in which you live even if you would like to be considered for a place at a school situated in a different Local Authority area. Bath & North East Somerset admissions service can provide advice about schools, information about your right of appeal if the school you prefer is full, or information about home to school transport.

You can click the link below to reach the Bath and North East Somerset Schools Admissions online page.

www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/schools-colleges-and-learning/admissions-schools

To talk to someone about school admissions call 01225 394312 or email: admissions_transport@bathnes.gov.uk.

Alternatively write to: Admissions & Transport, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JG

We also have a school prospectus which can be viewed here on the school website under the Our School>Prospectus tab.

 

Appeals

If you are refused a Foundation Stage place at your preferred school, you have the right under the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 (Section 94) as amended by the Education Act 2002, to appeal against the decision. It is your opportunity to present your reasons for preferring a particular school to an independent panel who will decide whether your reasons are strong enough to overturn the decision of the Local Governing Body.

For information on BANES Democratic Services appeals, see here

For the most recent guidance on EYFS admissions appeals process during the 2020 Covid19 lock down, see here

 To talk to someone about making an appeal, the first step is to contact the Admissions and Transport team on 01225 394312 or email admissions_transport@bathnes.gov.uk

Appeals against a refusal for admission to any other year group must be directed to the governors of the school for consideration.

 For any more information, please call the school office on 01275 332409 or email us on office@chewmagnaschool.org.uk

The Primary Admissions Appeals Timetable 2021 is outlined within this guidance, but for ease of reference the dates are:

16th April 2021            Offers

30th April 2021            Deadline for parents to respond to offer

14th May 2021             Deadline for on-time appeals written submission to be lodged

Appeals to be heard within 40 days

Admissions Arrangements 

 Please click here to access The Partnership Trust`s Admission Arrangements for 2022/23 and here to access the School Admissions Appeals timetable for 2021/22