Applying for a place at Burrington School.
We are very pleased that you are considering Burrington School as the right school for your child.
As a Voluntary Aided Church of England School, the admission of children to the school is the Governors’ responsibility.
Parents who are interested in their child attending the school are welcome to ring the school at any time to make an appointment with the Head teacher who will show them around the school and answer any questions they may have. An application form for a school place is available from the school for all pupils starting in-year, that is at any time other than at the start of the Reception year or on the website at admission/ in year application. Please ring us - we are happy to answer any questions about applying for a place. It is a very easy system.
Details of how to apply to join the school at any time are within the admission policy which can be found on the admission page of the website and on the North Somerset website.
At Y6 pupils leave this school to go to a secondary school. The majority of our pupils continue their schooling at Churchill Academy and some chose to go to independent schools. Further information about Churchill Academy can be found at their website on www.churchill-academy.org/
To apply for a place at the beginning of the Reception Year
An online application form and further information is available from www.n-somerset.gov.uk/Education/Schools/Admissions/ for children who wish to start in the reception class at the beginning of the school year.
The school follows the local authority admissions procedure and application is made through the authority. The application usually needs to be with the authority by a specified date for admission in the following September.
Only if the school is oversubscribed (i.e. there are more applicants than the stated number of places available) will the governors apply the Burrington School over subscription criteria as detailed on the North Somerset website and in the relevant year's admission policy on the school website.
We welcome new parents and children into the school in the term prior to their admission.
We hold a meeting for parents in June when there is an opportunity for parents to discuss concerns and routine matters with the Head teacher and class teachers. Children are invited to visit the school on a morning and an afternoon in the term preceding their admission, in line with our induction arrangements. They will spend time in class with their teacher.
If your child is tired within the first weeks of school parents are invited to come and talk to the Reception staff so that we can ensure that they are enjoying their first weeks of school. Parents have a right to request part time attendance for their child until the term following their fifth birthday.
By law all children must start school in the term immediately following the one in which they become five. North Somerset Council’s present policy on the age of admission allows children to be admitted in the September of the academic year (1st September to 31st August) in which they have their fifth birthday. This ensures that all children have three full years of infant education.