We feel that a vital part of parents applying for a school place is the opportunity to visit the school. We actively encourage all parents to visit the school if possible. We would also encourage parents to have a conversation with our headteacher before applying for a school place. Following this meeting, parents should apply at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions
Our school admissions policy is below.
The school currently has a capacity of 210 pupils and operates with an admission number in each class of 30.
Date of admission for Gaddesby Primary School is from the end of August / beginning of September immediately following a child’s fourth birthday i.e. all children who have turned 4 before the end 31st August. All mid-term transfer requests (in-catchment included) will be co-ordinated through the School Admissions Service for approval before admission takes place.
The best way to apply is by applying online through Leicestershire County Council’s website. All requests received by the relevant closing date (15th January) will be considered first and in accordance with the approved priority criteria (please see below). All late applications receive the lowest priority. The Local Authority that you live in will confirm places from the national offer date 16th April to pupils.
Children’s entitlements are as follows:
– Entitlement to a place in the catchment area school (dependent on the parent applying at the appropriate time, or on compliance with infant class size regulations);
– Entitlement to a place in a preferred school if there is room;
– Entitlement to be considered according to the same priority criteria as other children where the preferred school is oversubscribed.
If there are too many requests, priority will be given to children in the appropriate age- range, whose parents applied on time, in the following order :-
Children who are in public care and those children who were previously looked after children
Pupils who live in the catchment area.
Pupils who will have an older brother or sister attending the same school at the same time
Pupils who have a serious medical condition or exceptional social or domestic needs that make it essential they attend the school requested. (Professional documentation confirming the situation must be submitted with the application.)
Pupils living nearest to the school measured in a straight line distance (home to school front gate)
The school day begins between 8:30am and 8:50am for EYFS and KS1 when children arrive through the school doors. Children enter classrooms ready for registration at 8.55. For our Junior pupils (KS2) the school day begins between 8:45 and 9:05 with registration at 9:10.
10.20-10.40 (infants), 10.40 – 11.00 (juniors) is time for morning break when the children have the opportunity to relax, play and receive a drink and some fruit.
Lunch is served at 11.45am p.m. until 12.45 p.m. for the infants and 12:30pm-1:30pm for the juniors.
School finishes at 3 p.m. for the infants and 3:15pm for the juniors when parents collect from the village hall car park (or currently other designated spaces) unless their children attend GSC when they go straight through to the school hall to be registered. Teachers will be on duty to hand over children to parents or carers.