Next week will be health week in school; we have lots of exciting activities and learning planned, beginning with our Sports Ambassadors launching the week with our Monday morning worship. As a school we will be focusing our learning upon developing healthy bodies and minds and living a healthy lifestyle.
A huge thank you for all of your donations today to the NSPCC. Kristy led a very informative parent e-safety session this morning and Matt led both a Key Stage 1 assembly and a Junior assembly, which reinforced some very important keep safe messages with the children. Matt will be back in school next week to lead workshops for Mr Callaway’s class and both Year 6 classes.
It was lovely to welcome the children back to school yesterday and hear all about their holiday news. We are looking forward to a fun half term!
Wishing all of our children and families a very happy Christmas and a new year filled with much joy, peace and happiness. We look forward to seeing you on January 7th 2019!
The Recorder Club has been learning some Christmas tunes to share with you. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!
A huge well done to all of the children who have performed, we are so proud of each and every one of them! Thank you for all of the wonderful comments about the performances, it is lovely to hear such praise for the children.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Join us for our Eucharist service here in school this Wednesday at 9am.
A reminder that this Friday children can dress up in spots to raise money for Children in Need. On the day, the children will be learning more about how the money raised is used to support children all across the country and to tackle injustice.
This week we have remembered all those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world. We will remember.