Consultation on admissions policy for the 2022-2023 academic year
We are looking to introduce a new admissions policy for entry to academic year 2022-2023 and we are now asking for feedback from all interested parties. Please download the draft policy from the link below and let us have your comments, either through this ONLINE FEEDBACK FORM or by email to Vicky Roberts at InformationTeam@vale-academy.org
Consultation will close Friday 15th January 2021.
Millbrook Primary School is an Academy which forms part of the Vale Academy Trust. It follows the general admissions policy for Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Local Authority and OCC deal with all our admissions for Primary School age children.
Applications for starting school in September 2021 should be made on line at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/apply-school-place from 5th November 2020 and the closing date for applications is 15 January 2020. (Please see the Admissions Timeline link for all the key dates.)
At this moment in time all children reaching statutory school age may start school full-time in the September of the school year in which the child reaches their 5th birthday. Legally children do not have to take up their place until the start of the term after their 5th birthday. The offer of a place can be deferred until that time.
When the Local Authority allocates places to children reaching statutory school age, there may be a greater demand than there are places available. In cases like this oversubscription criteria will apply in the allocation of places. Please see the admissions policy for further details or contact the Admissions Team on 01865 815175.
In Year Transfers
Applications for in-year transfers should also be made on line at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/apply-school-place
If the school has spaces in any year group then parents/carers are entitled to take up those places for their children. Each year group can take up to 60 pupils. When the Local Authority allocates places to children reaching statutory school age, there may be a greater demand than there are places available. In cases like this oversubscription criteria will apply in the allocation of places. Please see the admissions policy for further details or contact the Admissions Team on 01865 815175.
With regard to Nursery admissions these are dealt with by Millbrook Primary School. We follow Oxfordshire County Council’s guidelines and further information is contained in the Nursery Admissions Policy. We are currently taking applications for the September 2020 intake from children born between 01/09/2016 and 31/08/2017.
We can offer 5 mornings or 5 afternoons (15 hours) during term-time or 5 full days for qualifying parents (30 hours) during term-time - see below for more information.
Nursery places are allocated in May for September starters. Application forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the Nursery page on this website https://www.millbrookschool.org.uk/admissions-procedure/.
For more information on Nursery Admissions please go to our Nursery page on this website https://www.millbrookschool.org.uk/admissions-procedure/.
30 Hour Nursery Places
Working parents may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare per week from September 2020. You qualify for this if both parents are working, or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family, and each parent earns at least £120.00 per week (16 hours at min/living wage) and less than £100,000 per year. Parents who are not eligible for the 30 hours funding will continue to be entitled to 15 hours.
At Millbrook Nursery we are able to offer working parents 30 hours of funded childcare. 8.30am – 3.15pm, including a payable lunch club. These 30 hours can be split using another provider; you will need to tell us if you will be doing this and which other setting you will be using.
More information on the 30 hour free childcare entitlement is available at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/how-to-apply-for-30-hours-free-childcare/
and you can check your entitlement and apply for the 30 hours entitlement at https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare.
Visits for Prospective Parents
We are always happy to welcome visits from prospective parents and children. Please contact the school office on 01235 764822 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come and have a look around.
Applying for a School Place
You can apply online at https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/schools/apply-school-place/infant-and-primary-school. An online application is the most efficient and secure method of applying.