Children Zone

Children Zone

Beech Grove

Admissions

Admission arrangements

Beech Grove Primary School has an admission number of 42 pupils for each year group. 

Parents wishing to transfer their child to Beech Grove from another school will be required to complete an application form and send it to the school.  If a place is available the school will send an offer letter within 10 days of receipt of the application.

If the school has no place available, the school will forward the application to the Local Authority (LA) School Admissions team.  Where an application has been refused in any year group, the child will be placed on a waiting list. This will be kept strictly in order of oversubscription criteria by the Local Authority, as the Admission Authority, and the child will remain on the waiting list until the end of the academic year in which the application was refused. Parents are responsible for informing the Admission Authority of any changes in their circumstances, which could affect their place on the waiting list.

Applications for places for children starting school are received by the Local Authority (see Future Admissions below for more detail)

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Future admissions

The school follows Local Authority (LA) guidelines for the admission of Reception children, i.e. that all children should be admitted to a school in the September prior to their 5th birthday.

Beech Grove has an excellent “First Steps” programme that introduces children into the school in a gradual, sensitive manner. Our staff visit the local pre-schools so that the children can meet them in a familiar environment. The children are then invited to visit the school for taster sessions.

At the end of term in July, before the September intake, parents are offered home visits. Staff will visit children and parents in their own home environment, where children feel most comfortable. Children can continue to get to know the adults that they will be working with, and parents can ask questions and raise any concerns.

For further information on procedures for applying for a place at our school, please see the Somerset County Council advice which can be found here

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