Manorfield Primary School

 

 

Admissions

 

Manorfield is a 3-form entry school (with 3 classes in each year group), with a 60 place nursery. We welcome all children at Manorfield and encourage applications from families with 3-11 year old children, in the immediate vicinity and beyond. We encourage parents interested in applying for a place at Manorfield to visit the school. To arrange a visit please contact us by email or between 8am  and 4pm on 0207 987 1623. Information about admissions to Manorfield Primary School for academic year 2017-18 can be found on the Tower Hamlets website.

Admissions to Reception - September 2017

The policy and arrangements for admission to the school are set out in the Local Authority's school admissions booklet 'Starting School in Tower Hamlets'. Click here to download a copy. The admissions criteria can be found on page 11.

A paper copy of the booklet can be obtained from the Local Authority's Pupil Admissions Team on 020 7364 5006.

The admissions criteria  for Reception for 2017-18 are as follows:

If a community school receives more applications than places available, children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan, which names the school applied to, will be placed before all other applicants. 


The remaining places will be filled in the following priority order:

  1. Children looked after by the local authority, previously looked after children who left care under a residence or special guardianship order, or those adopted from local authority care
  2. Children for whom it is deemed there is strong medical or social reason to attend the school applied to
  3. Children living within the catchment area who have a sibling attending the school (including the school of separate infants and junior schools) and who will continue to do so on the date of admission
  4. Children who live within the catchment area of the school and for whom the school applied for is their nearest community school within the catchment area
  5. Other children from within the catchment area of the school
  6. Children living outside of the catchment area of the school applied to

In the event of oversubscription within categories 3, 4, 5, and 6 above, priority will be given to children who live closest to the school by the shortest walking distance. A digital ordnance survey map is used to measure the distance from the home address to the school’s designated official entrance. 


 

Admissions to Nursery - September 2017

Children will normally start Nursery in the term following their third birthday. Some Nursery places are for a half day, others are for a full day.

At Manorfield we have 20 part time (preferably morning) and 40 full-time places.

You can apply for a nursery place when your child reaches the age of two, and you apply directly to the school. It is advisable to apply to at least three Nursery providers. You cannot apply online for a Nursery place. 

The closing date for Nursery applications is 27th January 2017, and you should return your application direct to the school. We will write to you on 8th May 2017 to confirm whether or not your child has been offered a place.  If your child is offered a place at more than one school, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the place to another child.

All children aged three and four are entitled to 15 hours a week free nursery education during school term times (38 weeks a year), from the term following their third birthday.

The policy and arrangements for admission to the Manorfield's Nursery are set out in the Local Authority's school admissions guidance. Click here to download a copy of 'Starting School in Tower Hamlets'.

If we receive more applications than the number of places available, then the admissions criteria for Reception above will be used.

The headteacher is responsible for making decisions about which children will have priority for full time places according to the following criteria:

  1. Children with special educational needs
  2. Children looked after by the local authority, previously looked after children who left care under a residence or special guardianship order, or those adopted from local authority care
  3. Children for whom it is deemed there is a strong medical or social reason
  4. Children of working parents or parents who are studying

The information you provide on the application form will determine admission to the school and also help decide whether your child can be offered a full-time or part-time place. 

Catchment Area

The school catchment area is the defined area in which a school is located. It is generally bounded by major roads and/or railway/canal. The catchment area for each Tower Hamlets Community school is set by the Local Authority and designed to ensure that each address in the borough falls into the catchment area of local school. Details of community schools within the catchment area for a particular address can be viewed on the Local Authority’s website: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/equalchance

For further information about schools in Tower Hamlets generally, visit the Tower Hamlets website by clicking here.

 

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