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Primary School

Admissions

 

At Kingston Park we welcome everyone. We are a school at the heart of our community and are very proud of all our children.

 

Prospective Parent Tours for Nursery and Reception Admissions 2023

 

We are planning on holding tours for prospective parents on: Monday 14th November at 5:15pm and Thursday 1st December at 5:15pm. * These tours are aimed at parents and both parents may attend. We are hoping to be able to offer transition visits for children later in the academic year.

 

To book a place on one of these tours, please email admin.kpps@smartacademies.net

Please do not turn up without booking a place.

 

Please be aware that these tours are subject to change and any changes to the arrangements will be posted here.

 

Nursery Admissions

 

Admissions to the two Nursery classes are dealt with by the school. Forms can be downloaded (see below) or obtained from the school office.  Please complete both of the forms below, completed forms need to be returned to the school office or emailed to nurseryadmissions.kpps@smartacademies.net along with the relevant documentation required (birth certificate and proof of address).  Enquiries regarding Nursery places should be made to Lynne Seccombe at Kingston Park Primary School on 0191 2140363. Closing date for Nursery applications is midday on 15th January 2023.

 

Places will be allocated on Monday 20th March 2023. You will be informed in writing whether or not your application has been successful.

 

Waiting Lists

 

Children who are unsuccessful in gaining a place in Nursery will be kept on a waiting list and will will inform you as soon as a place becomes available.

 

Reception Admissions

 

Applying for a school place in a reception class for the academic year starting in September 2023.

 

 

The application process for a school place in a Reception class for the school year starting in September 2023 will close midday on 15th January 2023.

All information can be found by copying and pasting the following link:

Applying for Reception places | Newcastle City Council

 

You should apply for a place through the School Admissions Team at Newcastle Civic Centre. Should you have any enquiries regarding Reception places please contact the Civic Centre School Admissions Team on 0191 2787878.

 

Please see link below regarding SMART Multi Academy Trust Policies and Procedures.

 

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/smart-multi-academy-trust/UploadedDocument/66b0558d-91be-4a24-b330-40d014240aff/smart-admissions-policy-2023-24.pdf

 

Online Applications ~ If you apply online, you can log into your application on offer day, to find out if you have a place. You must accept or decline the school place online by following the instructions. Do not phone the school as offer information will not be given out by phone.

 

Waiting Lists

Children who are refused a place will be kept on a waiting list for that school for a maximum of one school term. Waiting lists are cleared termly and parents will need to re-apply if they still want to be considered for a place at that school. For applications for Reception places, waiting lists are kept until the end of December in the year of admission and will then be cleared.

 

Waiting lists will be ranked in order of priority using the oversubscription criteria regardless of the date the application was received.

 

Right of Appeal

Parents/Carers who are refused a place for their child at the school have a statutory right of appeal to an independent appeals panel. Please contact the Schools Appeals Team for information (phone 0191 277 7427 or e-mail schoolappeals@newcastle.gov.uk). Information is also available at www.newcastle.gov.uk/admissions.

 

An appeal panel has very limited grounds to allow an appeal for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 as there is a limit of 30 children per class.

 

Year 6 transferring to Secondary School

Applying for a place to transfer to a Middle, Secondary, Trust School or Academy in September 2023.

 

The application process for a school place in a Middle, Secondary, Trust School or Academy for the school year starting in September 2023 will close on 31st October 2022.

 

If you missed the closing date and your child is due to transfer school in the school year starting in September 2023 you still need to apply for a school place. Your application will be treated as late and will be processed after those that are received on time. If there are exceptional circumstances why your application is late, you should enclose this information with your application and where appropriate provide supporting evidence (for example proof of a house move if you have moved into Newcastle after the closing date). Exceptional circumstances will be considered on an individual basis and may be processed as though the application had been received on time. Please note that 'exceptions' will not be possible after 1 January 2023 as the allocations process will have begun.

In year transfers

An in year admission is when a parent wishes to apply for a place at a school outside of the usual admission date at the start of the academic year.  This can be because the child is moving to a different address or is new to the country or can be for other reasons.  These moves usually take place during the academic year, which is why they are referred to as “in year” admissions.

Newcastle City Council co-ordinates the application process.  For further information and the online application form, please follow the link below:

 

https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/schools-learning-and-childcare/apply-school-place/year-school-admissions

 

Please feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit.