Link Club – Applications for September...

If you would like to apply for a place at Link Club for your child at the start of the new academic year in September please ensure that your application is received no later than Friday 27 May. Application forms can be downloaded from the ‘Breakfast & After School Care’ page, which can be found by clicking on the ‘Parent Information’ tab on this website. Please email your completed application form to stphilips_linkclub@sch.warrington.gov.uk or hand in a copy at the school office. We will start to allocate places in June and advise you of availability, but please note that we cannot guarantee if the places you require will be available.

September 2021 – Start & Finish times...

We hope that you have all had a lovely summer and are looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on Thursday 2nd September.

School gates will open at 8.40am and close at 8.50am as was the case pre-Covid.
The end of school day times for pick up will be;
 Reception—3.05pm
 Y1/Y2—3.10pm
 Y3/Y4—3.15pm
 Y5/Y6—3.20pm
The one way system at home time will continue in September and in KS2, parents will continue to be asked to leave their children at the gate to enter school as they have done throughout this year.
Building work that had been planned for over the summer holiday has been postponed until September due to a shortage of materials. This will impact upon space outside and we will appreciate your co-operation to follow the systems in place at drop off and pick up times.

Reception Class September 2020...

If your child has been offered a place to start in Reception at St Philip’s we will be getting in touch with you towards the end of May once all places have been confirmed. Even though schools are closed for most children you still need to make sure that you confirm your offer of a place. Please have a closer look at our website for further information with regards to current classes, uniform, policies and Link Club that you may find useful.

After School Activity Clubs Cancelled...

Unfortunately, all after school clubs have been cancelled with immediate effect:

Monday – Y1/Y2 HANDBALL

Tuesday – Reception MULTI SPORTS

Wednesday – Y3/Y4 CHEERLEADING

Wednesday – Y3 to Y6 RECORDER

Thursday – Y3/Y4 FOOTBALL

Thursday – Y3 to Y6 CHOIR

Thursday – Y4 to Y6 UKULELE

Friday – Y4 to Y6 BASKETBALL

Friday – Y4 to Y6 UKULELE Please contact Dave at Front Row Music direct with regards to requesting a refund: dave@frontrow-music.com

Friday – Y3/Y4 DRAMA Please contact Rattle & Roll direct with regards to requesting a refund: Cassandra.marshall@rattleandrollperformance.com 

Although a full refund will be given for the weeks that have been cancelled, we would appreciate your patience whilst we calculate the total amount to be paid to each family. An additional email with regards to this will be sent out in due course.

Governors are proposing to amend the oversubscription criteria in our Admissions Policy for the academic year 2020-2021....

CONSULTATION ON ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021.
The law states that all schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will apply if there are more applications received than there are places available at the school (oversubscription criteria).
Admission authorities are required to consult when they intend to make changes to their admission arrangements. The law states that consultations to make changes must take place for a minimum of six weeks between 1 October and 31 January.
When considering oversubscription criteria, state funded schools (Community, Faith, Academy and Free Schools) must give highest priority to looked after children and previously looked after children. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).
The Minister of State for School Standards has recently confirmed that the law relating to looked after children will soon be changing and there will be an additional requirement for all state funded schools to prioritise looked after children previously in state care outside of England.
In light of this, most schools in Warrington have decided to make changes to their arrangements for admissions to their school starting from September 2020.
In order to accommodate the change and prioritise looked after children previously in state care outside of England, schools will be amending their first criterion to read as follows:

Looked after children and previously looked after children including those previously in state care outside of England*

*A child in care is a child who is (a) in the care of a Local Authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their Social Services functions under section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989 at the time of making the application to the school.

The term previously looked after children is defined as children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted, (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.

Our school’s full arrangements are available to view on the Admissions page of our website.
For a paper copy, please speak to the school office.
The consultation period runs from 6 December 2018 until 31 January 2019.
To comment on any of the proposed changes please email: stphilips_admin@warrington.gov.uk
You will receive an acknowledgement to let you know we have received your comments. All responses to the consultation will be considered by the relevant schools before admission arrangements are finalised on or before 28 February 2019.