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Admissions

Admissions Policy

Our policy on Admissions conforms to the regulations set out in the Standards and Framework Act 1998.  We are an inclusive school that welcomes children from all backgrounds and of all abilities.  All applications will be treated on merit and in a sensitive manner.  The only restriction we place on entry is that of number.  We have 60 Nursery places.  In full time school we can take up to 90 children in year group. We are  three form entry throughout the school.

Intake and Organisation

Glebe Nursery provides part time education for children who are three years old by the start of the academic year.  There are 30 places in both the morning and afternoon. Since 2017 there are full time places available (8.45am - 3.30pm).  Please see 30hrs Nursery Childcare. Children are admitted from the start of September. Applications for places in our nursery can be made through the school office where you can also find a copy of our school admissions policy. For a Nursery application form see pdf below.

Children are admitted to full time education (Reception year) when they are 4 years old by the start of the academic year. Applications for places is made through the local authority (www.hillingdon.gov.uk for more details and please refer to Hillingdon's admission arrangements [PDF] below ). The local authority has its own admissions policy and criteria. For further details please see our Admissions Policy which can be found below which also contains admission arrangements. Full Admissions Arrangements can be found using the following link Hillingdon Admissions Arrangements.

Starting School

The intake into the Nursery and Reception is staggered so that the staff have ample time to cater for the needs of individual children as they come to school for the first time. This helps ensure a smooth transition in to school.

 

Community Schools Admissions Arrangements  
As set out in the School Admissions Code, Admission authorities must set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the admission authority must first publicly consult on those arrangements. Consultation must be for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1st October and 31st January of the school year before those arrangements are to apply.  
 
Hillingdon Council is the admissions authority for all Hillingdon Community schools and the Council will be consulting for 8 weeks from 25th October 2021 until 20th December 2021 (Midday) for changes to the admission criteria to be implemented for admission from September 2023. 
 
You can access the proposed admission arrangements for Hillingdon community schools for 2023/2024 here (PDF attached below) 
 
Summary of proposed changes: 
 
Reduction of Published Admissions Numbers 
All community schools have a published admissions number in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2021. This is the number of school places that the admission authority must offer in each relevant age group of a school for which it is the admission authority.  
The Local Authority is consulting to reduce the Published Admission Number for: 
  • Field End Infants from 120 to 90, reducing the distance priority radius from 1250m to 1000m. 
  • Harefield Infant School from 90 to 60, reducing the distance priority radius from 1000m to 750m. 
  • Harefield Junior School from 90 to 60, reducing the distance priority radius from 1000m to 750m. 
  • Harlyn Primary School from 90 to 60, reducing the distance priority radius from 1000m to 750m. 
Changes to School Measuring Points 
Hillingdon are proposing to amend the point of measurement for school applications for: 
  • Whitehall Infant & Nursery School 
  • Yeading Infant & Nursey School 
  • Yeading Junior School  
 
The changes are proposed to ensure accuracy of their school building usage for admission measurement purposes. 
 
How to respond? 
The local authority welcomes your feedback.  You can access further information regarding the reasoning of proposed changes and make comments or suggestions in response, please visit the Council website via www.hillingdon.gov.uk/consultation  
 
Alternatively, you can submit a written response to School Placement and Admissions Team, 4E/09, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW.  
If you have any questions that have not been covered in the consultation document or that are specific to your circumstances and would like to discuss these, please contact admissions@hillingdon.gov.uk/01895 556644.