If you are lucky enough to be awarded a place you will be invited to a New Intake Meeting during the summer term prior to your child’s admission the following September. As part of the school admission process, you will need to complete a school admission form which the school office staff will be pleased to help you with. The information on this form includes essential starting information and emergency contact details to ensure your child is safely cared for while with us. You are asked to complete and return the admission form BEFORE your child is able to start school. During the term before starting school, children are invited to meet their new teachers and to experience one or two aspects of daily life in school. Details of these induction visits will be advertised in a personal letter to you and your child nearer the time. All children joining the school in their Reception year (the year in which they become 5 years of age) will enjoy the benefits of sharing our Foundation Stage facilities. This area of the school is dedicated to the needs of younger pupils with staffing, resources and activities matched to their personal development. There is a higher adult to child ratio than in later years at the school.
The School admits all pupils FULL TIME in September. All Reception children attend for half days only during the first week or so of the school year, in order to help them to adjust gradually to changes in their routine. Teaching staff from the Foundation Stage classes will be available for individual family appointments during this time to enable you to get to know us and for us to get to know you really well to aid this important time for your child: appointment times will be available for booking on our Transition Morning.
N.B. In the cases of pupils leaving to join other schools or arriving from other schools at other times in the school year, we send on or request individual records and ensure that any special transition arrangements which may be needed are put into place as early as possible e.g. additional visits by pupils or staff and specific programmes or activities for pupils with additional needs.
We follow the Essex county council policy/guidelines.
Any request for deferral would be treated individually, however at Hatfield Peverel we would not ordinarily defer entry unless there is a medical reason supported by a specialist view.