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On our Admissions page you will find information about admissions to our school:-

 

We publish our school’s admission arrangements each year.

 

We explain:

  • we consider applications for every age group - for 'in-year' admissions please contact the Admissions team at Warrington Local Authority 
  • what you should do if you want to apply for your child to attend St Matthew's -  please contact the Admissions team at Warrington Local Authority 
  • our arrangements for selecting the pupils who apply - please read our latest Admissions Policy. 
  • our ‘over-subscription criteria’ (how we offer places if there are more applicants than places) - please read our latest Admissions Policy
  • how you can find out about your school’s admission arrangements through our local authority in Warrington.

CONSULTATION ON ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

The law states that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will apply if there are more applications received than there are places available at the school (oversubscription criteria).

 

Admission authorities are required to consult when they intend to make changes to their admission arrangements. The law states that consultations to make changes must take place for a minimum of six weeks between 1 October and 31 January.

When considering oversubscription criteria, state funded schools (Community, Faith, Academy and Free Schools) must give highest priority to looked after children and previously looked after children. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

 

The Minister of State for School Standards has recently confirmed that the law relating to looked after children will soon be changing and there will be an additional requirement for all state funded schools to prioritise looked after children previously in state care outside of England.

 

In light of this, most schools in Warrington have decided to make changes to their arrangements for admissions to their school starting from September 2020.

 

In order to accommodate the change and prioritise looked after children previously in state care outside of England, schools will be amending their first criterion to read as follows:

 

Looked after children and previously looked after children including those previously in state care outside of England*

*A child in care is a child who is (a) in the care of a Local Authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their Social Services functions under section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989 at the time of making the application to the school.

 

The term previously looked after children is defined as children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

 

A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.

 

The consultation period runs from 6 December 2018 until 31 January 2019.

To comment on any of the proposed changes, please email admissionconsultation@warrington.gov.uk or you can post your comments to the following address:

Admission Consultation

School Admissions Team

2nd Floor New Town House

Buttermarket Street

Warrington

WA1 2NH

 

You will receive an acknowledgement to let you know we have received your comments. All responses to the consultation will be considered by the relevant schools before admission arrangements are finalised on or before 28 February 2019.

 

Admissions to our Reception Class
2019-2020

Transition Information about our new Reception Class Intake September 2018-2019.


We are delighted to welcome visits to school from parents and carers of our new Reception Class 2018.

 

We are holding a Welcome and Information Evening for children starting in our Reception Class in September 2019, on Thursday 27th September 2018 at 6:30pm 

 

If you would like to attend our Welcome and Information Evening and/or visit school to look around please contact the school office to book into your preferred time:  01925 730371

 

If you have any queries please contact the school office and we will be delighted to help you.

We look forward to meeting you and working together in this next stage for your family!

Admissions to our Reception Class 2019-2020

 

We are holding Open Mornings and Afternoons so that you and your child can visit our school and get a real taste of life at St. Matthew’s.

 

If you would like to look around please contact the school office to book into your preferred time:

 

  1. Wednesday 19th September 09:30 am
  2. Wednesday 26th September 1:30pm
  3. Thursday 27th September 6:30pm
  4. Thursday 11th October 09:30 am
  5. Monday 15th  October 09:30 am
  6. Tuesday 30th October 1:30 pm
  7. Monday 5th November 09:30 am
  8. Thursday 15th November 09:30 am

 

 

 

Admissions Policy 2019-2020

St Matthew's Admission Policy 2019- 2020

Supplementary Form for 2019-2020 Application

We look forward to welcoming you to St. Matthew’s C.E. Primary School!

Stretton Road

Stretton

Warrington

WA4 4NT

01925 730371

www.stmatthewsceprimary.com

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