To Mainstream School:
From September 1997, in accordance with the LEA’s Admission Policy, there has been one main intake into Reception, i.e. in September. Parents and new admissions are invited in June to look round the school and meet the staff. All children from the Nursery class spend several sessions in their “new” classes before entering mainstream school.
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Parents are informed that they should contact the LA to find out more about admissions to Community schools as Long Lee follows LA guidelines.
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We provide and allocate nursery places at Long Lee Primary School using the following admissions policy. This policy refers to applications for the 2023-2024 academic year, however if your child is eligible to start Nursery earlier you should contact the school directly as places may well be available.
For the academic year 2023 – 2024 the Nursery offer is:
Responsibility for admissions to the Nursery
Responsibility for making decisions regarding admissions to the school’s nursery class lies with the Headteacher and Governors of the school. The Headteacher is also responsible for the day to day administrative arrangements that need to be made to ensure that the requirements of this policy are followed.
All children, subject to the availability of places, will normally start school nursery no earlier than the start of term following their third birthday. At Long Lee Primary School, we have 5 intakes over the year, November, January, February, April and May. However, we may need to delay your child’s start beyond the relevant term in circumstances where the school have induction procedures to follow to enable your child to be successfully integrated with others and get used to school life. Places at nursery are offered based on the criteria as detailed below.
Priority for a nursery place will be given to;
Once places have been allocated, and where it is not possible to offer some children a place in the nursery class because it is full, a child will be added to a waiting list.
Any places that then become available will be offered from the waiting list in accordance with the school’s criteria for admissions (see above). Places will be offered on a termly basis.
Parents may choose not to accept the offer of a place for their child but they must indicate whether they wish their child’s name to remain on the waiting list for admission in the following term. They will then be considered for a nursery place along with any other eligible children. This may mean that a place is no longer available and a place with another provider may need to be sought.
Attendance and Loss of a Nursery Place
Transfers from Nursery into School
Right of appeal
As nursery provision is non statutory the school’s decision will be final and there is no formal right of appeal. However, the Headteacher will be happy to discuss any concerns parents may have about the allocation of places.
Who will receive 30 hour free childcare?
The government has set out the eligibility criteria for this additional entitlement:
a weekly minimum salary equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) (for under 25 yr olds) or national living wage (NLW) (if over 25 yrs old), and
less than £100,000 per year
How can I check if I am eligible for the additional entitlement?
In the first instance, you can check whether you could be eligible for a range of government childcare offers, including 30 hours free childcare via Childcare Choices at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or the Childcare Calculator at https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator. If you could be eligible for 30 hours and/or Tax- Free Childcare, you will be directed to the digital childcare service to apply.
Parents will not need to apply through the digital childcare service if they only want to claim the universal 15 hours entitlement for three and four year olds.
Please be reassured if you don’t want to use Tax-Free Childcare you should still apply via the digital childcare service to apply for the extended entitlement only. If you are receiving financial support through tax credits and only want to take up 30 hours, you can choose not to apply for Tax-Free Childcare (and keep your tax credits) as part of your application.
How do I apply for 30 hours if I am eligible?
As part of the application process, you will be asked to enter personal details including your name, address and National Insurance number and the same details for your partner (if you have one). You will also be asked whether you expect to meet the income requirements over the coming three months and whether you are in receipt of any relevant benefits. This information will help HMRC decide whether you (and your child) are eligible for 30 hours. Please note that only HMRC can decide if you (and your child) are eligible. At the start of the application process, you will create a Government Gateway account if you don’t already have one. If you encounter any problems with the application process or accessing the childcare account, you should direct your queries to the Childcare Service Customer Interaction Centre on 0300 123 4097.
At the end of the application process, you will have a childcare service account. In the “secure messages” and “30 hours free childcare” section of your account, you will receive messages regarding your eligibility as well as your eligibility code (multiple births such as twins are issued an individual code for each child). If you are eligible for 30 hours, you will be given an 11 digit ‘eligibility code’ for your child. These codes normally start with ‘5000’. However, there are a small number of cases where parents might have a temporary code starting with ‘11’. Please note that these codes can only be issued by HMRC. School is not able to issue codes to parents.
You must then bring this code (along with your National Insurance number and child’s date of birth) to school to verify your eligibility, reserve your 30 hours place and discuss how you will take up the hours for your child. Without all of these details, we will not be able to offer you a 30 hour place.
You will be prompted every three months to reconfirm the details you entered on your application are still accurate. This is to check that you are still eligible. You will be prompted, via text message and/or email, four weeks before your reconfirmation deadline and again two weeks before the deadline if you still haven’t reconfirmed. If your circumstances have changed, you will log into your childcare service account, amend your details and then resubmit your details. If your circumstances have not changed, you only need to reconfirm their details.
Please note that if you miss the reconfirmation deadline, you will receive a message telling you that your eligibility has lapsed. You must contact school without delay if you receive such a message.
If you need assistance to apply (or you do not have access to the internet), you can call the Childcare Service Customer Interaction Centre on 0300 123 4097 and apply over the phone. Parents that complete their original application over the phone will need to phone the Customer Interaction Centre to reconfirm their eligibility.
If you have any questions regarding our offer from September 2018 or for further details of how to apply to check eligibility, please contact the school office.
Please note all places are subject to availability, date of birth and entitlement restrictions, see admission policy for more details.
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