STARTING AT BROOK STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL
Our published admission number (PAN) is 30.
Our aim is to make the children’s entry into school as rewarding and enjoyable as possible.
We hope the children will remember their first day at school as an exciting experience, free from worry or fear!
1. Initial tour of the school by appointment with headteacher for
parents and child.
2. Parents’ Evening Meeting in June – to explain school procedures and induction policy.
This contains activities for parents and child to do together in preparation for school. These are exchanged every week at the school.
Invitations to children for two sessions at the end of June/July are given out at the Parents’ Meeting. These sessions are an opportunity for the children to meet staff, to familiarise themselves with the classroom, to experience the activities available as well as meet the other children.
During the first week of term prior to entering school, staff make home visits if the child has not already attended nursery. They meet children and parents at home in order to talk to parents and child alone. This is an ideal opportunity to ask any questions which may be worrying the child or parents. A photo album of classroom activities is used to promote discussion, a story is read and the child is asked to draw a picture for the classroom wall. A registration form is also completed with the parents.
Entrance Procedure (September/October)
The children begin attending part-time for the first few weeks with a gradual introduction to school. Starting with the youngest they attend either mornings or afternoons for the first few weeks, then gradually increase the days of full-time attendance. All the children are attending full-time by half-term. We firmly believe the children’s education should be a partnership between home and school working together in the children’s best interests
• Your child is eligible to start our Nursery soon after their 3rd birthday (15 hours per week or 30 hours per week depending upon parents' working circumstances, please see guidelines below).
To be eligible to claim 30 hours FREE entitlement to nursery provision:
2 PARENT FAMILIES - Both parents must work for at least 16 hours per week
SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES - If you are a single parent you must work for at least 16 hours per week
To register you will need a code which you can access by going on-line at:
When on-line you will need:
Your national insurance number (for both parents) and
Your child’s date of birth
We can complete this on-line process with you in school if this helps. Please call at the school office if you would like us to do this, remembering to bring along national insurance numbers.
Once you have this code, please call at the school office to complete the necessary application form. We will then verify your eligibility using the code that you have been given.
At this time, as well as the code you will have been given, we will also need to see either:
EU identity card
After we have checked eligibility we will contact you to let you know if your request has been successful.
To access the 30 hours free nursery provision you need to have registered your request the term before you wish this to begin, so if you think you are eligible and would like this to begin in September, please either go on-line or come to the school office for help AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
If you need any help or further information regarding 30 hours FREE nursery provision, please either call at the school office or telephone us on 01228 558724.
If you are not eligible to apply for 30 hours free provision, you can apply for 15 hours of FREE nursery provision, to do this, please contact school.
• There are 3 intake periods for nursery aged children
and your child is eligible to start in the month that falls immediately after their 3rd birthday ie if their birthday falls between
1. 1st April and 31 August, they will start nursery in September
2. 1st September and 31st December, they will start nursery in January
3. 1st January and 31st March, they will start nursery in April
If you would like to come and look round our nursery and place your child’s name on our waiting list, please contact school on 01228 558724 to make an appointment and request a form.
If your child has not attended our nursery, you can still apply for a place in our Reception class.
• Your child is eligible to start full time school (Reception class) in the September following their 4th birthday.
If you would like to come and look round our school and place your child’s name on our waiting list, please contact school on 01228 558724 to make an appointment and request a form.
There may be an occasion when your child has to move from their current school ie due to moving house. If this is the case, please contact Brook Street School on 01228 558724 to:
• ask if we have places available
• arrange for an appointment to view the school
• arrange to complete admission forms
• arrange to order school uniform
The Headteacher will be happy to show you round the school and answer any questions you may have.