Admissions policy 3 - 4 year olds

The Golborne and Maxilla Federation

Golborne and Maxilla Children’s Centres have been joined together in a federation since March 2013 and from September 2015 all our services will be offered at our Golborne site.  This follows the closure of the Maxilla building in July 2015.

Our newly combined provision will offer early education and fee paying places for children aged 2-5yrs.  A joint admissions process will apply, as set out below.

Places for 3 and 4 year olds

Golborne and Maxilla have a maximum of 80 places for children aged between three and five.  These are nursery education places which are offered during term time only between the school hours of 9.15am and 3.15pm.  Nursery school admissions will usually take place in the September or January following a child’s third birthday.

Full Time Funded Places

For the academic year 2015-16 governors have agreed that a minimum of 40 of the nursery school places will be allocated as full time funded places.  Priority for the allocation of these places will be given according to the following criteria:

  • Children who are existing pupils of either Golborne or Maxilla who already have a full time place
  • Children who would particularly benefit from full time provision due to their educational, medical or social needs  This might include:
    • Children who are in the care of the local authority
    • Children who are considered to be a child in need under the 1991 Children Act
    • Children who have a statement of special educational needs which names the school and which provides for full time additional support
  • Children who are eligible for free school meals and/or who meet the criteria for a 2yr old funded place.

In exercising judgement regarding the educational, medical and social needs of the child the Head Teacher will have regard to the child’s cognitive, physical, social and linguistic needs, family circumstances and advice offered by professional colleagues.

If there are more eligible applicants for funded full time places than there are places available then places will be offered after consideration of the following:

  • Any existing regular attendance at Golborne or Maxilla, with priority given to children already attending the 2yr old provision
  • The nearness of the child’s home to Golborne or the former Maxilla site
  • The preservation of a balance between the number of boys and girls and three and four year olds on the roll.

Part Time Funded Places

The remainder of places at the school will be offered as part time funded places.   Part time places are funded for 15hrs per week and may be available for either:

2 full school days from 9.15am-3.15pm, plus one half day from 9.15am-12.15pm or 12.15-3.15pm or 5 mornings (Mon-Fri) from 9.15am-12.15pm

If there are more applications for part time provision than places available priority will be given after consideration of the following:

  • Any existing regular attendance at Golborne or Maxilla
  • The educational, medical or social needs of the child / family
  • The nearness of the child’s home to Golborne or the former Maxilla site
  • The preservation of a balance between the number of boys and girls and three and four year olds on the roll

In exercising judgement regarding the educational, medical or social needs of the child the Head Teacher will have regard to the child’s cognitive, physical social and linguistic needs, family circumstances, including the need to access affordable “top up” provision and to any additional priority circumstances such as:

  • a child with a statement of special educational needs which names the school, for whom full time provision is either not available or not appropriate.
  • a child in the care of the local authority for whom full time provision is either not available or not appropriate.
  • a child considered to be a child in need under the 1991 Children Act for whom full time provision is either not available or not appropriate.

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Term dates
Summer Term 2017
  • term starts Wednesday 19th April
  • half term break occurs – Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
  • back to school from half term Monday 5th June 2017
  • last day of term Thursday 20th July 2017
Autumn Term 2017
  • term starts Wednesday 6th September
  • half term break occurs – Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017
  • back to school from half term Tuesday 31st October 2017
  • last day of term Wednesday 20th December 2017
Spring Term 2018
  • term starts – Thursday 4th January 2018
  • half term break occurs – Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2018
  • back to school from half term – Monday 19th February
  • last day of term – Thursday 29th March 2018
Summer Term 2018
  • term starts – Tuesday 17th April 2018
  • half term break occurs – Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018
  • back to school from half term – Monday 4th June 2018
  • last day of term Thursday 19th July 2018