Our admissions policy, as a Voluntary Controlled School, is determined by Buckinghamshire County Council. The County policy can be viewed on their website. To apply for a place at St Michael's C.E School you need to contact the Local Authority in which you live. We appreciate parents informing us too if they are interested in applying for a place in any year group. If you live in Buckinghamshire you can apply on line by going to www.buckscc.gov.uk where you will find step by step guidance. If you wish to apply for a place after the normal transfer time then you need to complete an 'in year' admission form from your own Local Authority. If you live in Buckinghamshire this can be downloaded from the Buckinghamshire County Council website www.buckscc.gov.uk.
The links you require are below:
- To contact Bucks CC New Admissions & Transport Team click here.
- For Bucks CC Admissions information click here.
- To read Admission rules for our School
- Guide to finding a School near you.
- In Year Application Guide
- In Year Application Form
Children are admitted to full-time education during the academic year in which they are 5. We welcome the children to visit us prior to starting so that they may become familiar and confident with the daily routines. Parents/carers who are considering sending their child to St Michael’s are most welcome to visit the school. To make an appointment, please use the on-line booking form or alternatively, telephone the school.
Parents/carers are able to put their child’s name down at school to register an interest (this does not mean a place has been offered) at any time. Parents/carers are invited to view the school prior to indicating whether St. Michael’s is to be their choice.
Key Dates for Children starting School September 2017:
|School Applications||7th November 2016|
|Paper Application Deadline||15th January 2017|
|On-line Application Deadline||16th January 2017|
|Login to see School Place Offered||18th April 2017|
|County Induction Day||5th July 2017|
|Start Primary School||6th September 2017|
To help prepare your child for a good start you can:
- listen and talk to your child about this change in their lives
- involve your child in getting ready for school by helping choose the things they will need e.g. their uniform, lunchbox, schoolbag
- talk to your school if you have questions or concerns
- support staff in getting to know your child, let them know about e.g. interests, health issues
- keep in touch with the school about anything which may affect your child's learning
- find out how the school will communicate with you
Pre-school to primary school
Primary teachers work closely with nursery staff to ensure that information about your child's learning and achievements are passed on. Staff will also share other information which will help the teacher support your child's learning e.g. friendship groups, preferred ways of working.
We would recommend that where possible you attend induction events or introductory sessions - they are designed to let you and your child meet teachers and become familiar with the school.
If you cannot attend an event, contact the school and ask if you can go along at another time. Go prepared with a set of questions covering all the things you and your child want to know about.