Admissions

Admissions Policy

It is expected that all children will attend school every day with a minimum attendance of 97%.

Starting school is an important step in the life of a child; we therefore try to make it a pleasurable and happy one.

The admission procedures for the Nursery class and the Reception classes operate in line with Birmingham City Council Education Authority’s policy which can be viewed at in conjunction with the Ninestiles Academy Trust Admissions Policy. To view these policies please follow the links below:

http://birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Ninestiles Trust Admissions Policy.pdf

NURSERY

Parents/carers should apply directly to the school.

The Nursery Class offers 26 part time equivalent places.  Children start in groups, in the September of the academic year in which they become four years old.  There are opportunities for parents/carers to visit the Nursery and meet staff before their child starts. All Nursery Class children they will be visited at home by their Teacher at the beginning of September. This visit is important and a time where the teacher can talk to you and your child in a familiar environment and will give you the chance to ask questions about the Nursery and talk about your child.

We expect children to be fully toilet trained before they start our Nursery.

RECEPTION

Parents/carers should apply to the Local Authority.  Admission details are sent to home addresses with parents encouraged to complete the Admission Form on-line. We have an admission limit of 60 children.  Children come into school in the September of the academic year in which they become five, although it is possible to defer entry until the later in the year.

In July, children being admitted to the Reception class who have not been to our nursery will be visited at home. This visit is important and a time where the teachers can talk to you and your child in a familiar environment and will give you a chance to ask questions about school and talk about your child.

Parents must be aware that a place in the nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception.

CRITERIA FOR ALL ADMISSION 

Places are allocated in accordance with the Birmingham City Council Education Authority’s policy for admissions, and are offered to: –

  1. Children in the care of the local authority or who previously were.
  2. Children with a brother or a sister already at the academy who will still be in attendance in September 2017.
  3. Children attending a Ninestiles Trust academy primary
  4. Children who live nearest the academy.

 

Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the academy, calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between home and academy.

Parents should contact the school office for admissions to all year groups other than first time applications to Reception.  A waiting list will apply if the admission limit of 60 children is exceeded in any year group.

APPEALS

Parents have the right of appeal against non-admittance.  Full details can be obtained from the School Admissions and Pupil Placement Service: http://birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions.

VISITS TO SCHOOL

Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school at any time during the school day by appointment.

An Open Morning for prospective Nursery and Reception parents is held in the Autumn Term.