Admissions

Application to F1

Foljambe Primary Campus is an Academy catering for the needs of children in the local area between the ages of three and sixteen. Children can access 15-30 hours of free early education at the age of 3 within our Early Years Setting (Foundation 1) and in accordance with the school’s admissions policy the children are then admitted into formal education (Foundation 2) in the September following their 4th birthday. It is important to note that a place in F1 does NOT mean automatic entry to F2 at Foljambe Primary and parents/carers will need to follow the ‘Admission to Primary School’ guidance at the appropriate time.

Within our Early Years Setting we have two classes;

  • Foundation 1 (F1)
  • Foundation 2 (F2)

The Government’s class size initiative limits infant classes to 30 and this is our standard admissions number. Our current delivery model allows us to offer you either an AM or PM place or a full time place. The AM sessions run Monday to Friday 8.45-11.45am and PM sessions run Monday to Friday from 12pm-3pm. We have 30 full time places.

 

Criteria for Admission

Our admissions policy states that;

Places will be allocated in the following order of priority:

Those who on the closing date are:

i) Relevant looked after children and previously looked after children.

ii) Children who have a specific medical reason confirmed by a medical practitioner which the Authority is satisfied makes attendance at that particular school essential.

iii) Children with a compelling social reason which the Authority is satisfied makes attendance at that particular school essential. The kinds of overriding social reasons which could be accepted are where there is evidence that the pupil’s education would be seriously impaired if he or she did not attend the preferred school. Parents should ensure that they attach full supporting information to their Application Form.

iv) Children who on the closing date live in the catchment area of the school as defined by the Authority who will also have an older brother or sister on the roll of the preferred school or its associated junior school at the time of their admission. Parents should ensure that they attach full supporting information to the Application Form.

v) Children who on the closing date live in the catchment area of the school as defined by the Authority.

Academies An Academy is a publicly funded school, independent of Local Authority control, providing education to children of all abilities. Academy Trusts are established by Schools and may have sponsors from business, faith or voluntary groups working with partners from the local community. Academies provide a teaching and learning environment and offer a broad and balanced curriculum. Each Academy is set up as a company limited by guarantee with charitable status and will have a board of governors / trustees responsible for the governance and strategic leadership of the school. Admission into the school is the responsibility of the school governing body and not the Local Authority, although it is the Authority who will make the offer of a place on behalf of the Governing Body during the normal admission round.

vi) Children who on the closing date live outside the catchment area of the school as defined by the Authority whose older brother or sister will be on the roll of the preferred school or its associated junior school at the time of their admission.

vii) Children who on the closing date live nearest to the school measured in a straight line on a horizontal plane (as the crow flies).

 

Oversubscription Criteria for Foljambe Primary Campus

If there are more applications than places available in a school, the following criteria will determine which children are eligible for admission.

Children who have a statement of special needs (EHC) which names the school are required to be admitted.

1st: Children in public care and children who have been previously been in public care;

2nd: Children with brothers and/or sisters attending the school on the proposed date of admission;

3rd: children living nearest the school, the distance to be measured by a straight line between the child’s ordinary place of residence and the main entrance to the school building.

 

How to apply

1. Complete the application form by the closing date and hand in/post to:

Foljambe Primary Campus,

Foljambe Drive,

Rotherham

S65 4HQ

Phone: 01709 850569

2. Complete and return the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Early Education Parent Declaration Form with your application form to Foljambe Primary Campus by the closing date.

    Application to F2

    All parents have the right under law to express a preference for a particular school for their child. A Common Application Form will need to be completed whether you prefer your child to attend the catchment area school or an alternative.
     
    The local education authority has a one term entry policy into Foundation Two (F2) in September.
      
    If you wish to apply for a place at a county school in Rotherham you will need to complete the appropriate form and return it to:
     
    School Admissions Team
    Riverside House
    Main Street
    Rotherham
    S60 1AE
     
    If you wish to transfer schools the Common Application Form is available to download from the Rotherham Council website.
     

    Joining the Academy during the school year

    Sometimes children join school when the term has started or later in their school life. We make every effort to make sure they are welcomed, looked after and monitored so that they quickly make friends and can find their way around the academy. Teachers give pupils time to settle in before making an assessment of their academic ability. The assessment, together with records from their previous school will enable your child to have the best start at our academy. Parents are asked to contact the academy if their child has a problem settling. 
     
    For further information on transferring schools and to download transfer application forms please refer to the Rotherham Council website.
     

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