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Admission Arrangements

 

Wolsey House warmly welcomes new families to visit the school but currently our arrangements have changed since March 2020 due to COVID-19. Please contact the school for more information.

 

Wolsey House has three classes of 30 pupil places for each school year, from Reception through to Year 6 and 52 part-time equivalent places for Nursery.

 

Admissions for the Reception class are dealt with by Leicester City Local Authority, Nursery places are allocated by the school.

 

Wolsey House is a state maintained community primary school which adheres to Leicester City Local Authority regulations for admissions, in-year admissions and statutory admission times (Reception and Nursery class). This is reflected in our Admissions Policy which is currently being reviewed (Aug 21). Please also see the Local Authority's website Admissions LCC.  The School Admissions Code is available on the Department for Education's web site DfE website.

How should parents appeal if their child has not been allocated a place at Wolsey House?

 

If parents want to appeal against a decision that has refused their child a school place at Wolsey House, they need to complete the 'notice of appeal' form on the Leicester City Local Authority's website. You can also download guidance to help you with your appeal, and details of the appeals timetable. Click here to access the Local Authority's website.

 

Please note that the letter that parents will have received informing you of the decision will also include details on how to appeal.

 

Leicester City's admissions appeals timetable 2020 - 2021

 

The Appeals Process

 

An appeal is heard by an independent panel, who will consider evidence from you and us about how they have applied the admissions policy in your case. The panel make its decision after hearing both sides, and the decision they make is legally binding.

 

Contact legal services for any queries regarding appeals

 

Parents can call Leicester City's legal services on 0116 454 1410 or by email:  

schoolappeals@leicester.gov.uk

 

At Wolsey House Primary School we believe it is vital each pupil attends school every day, on time to gain the greatest benefit from their education.

 

Missing School = Missing Out

 

Regular attendance at school is the most important factor in children reaching their full potential. Any absence including lateness affects the pattern of a child's schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning. Each child is expected to be in school 100% which is 190 days in the year with no term time holidays. The government’s minimum acceptable attendance target for a child is 96.2%. Please note that a child who attends 90% means they have missed 4 weeks of their education in one year. 

 

Parents are expected to:

 

  • Ensure your child  attends school everyday
  • Contact school on the first day of absence
  • Make all appointments e.g. doctor/dentist outside school time
  • Not take children on visits/shopping trips during school time
  • Never take leave of absence (term time holidays). All holidays will be unauthorised and penalty notices will be issued
  • Bring your child to school on time (8:55am) everyday

 

The school will:

 

  • Monitor attendance regularly
  • Monitor pupils who arrive late
  • Contact parents when a pupil fails to attend school without a good reason
  • Contact parents when there is a pattern of absences or an excessive number of absences
  • Refer the matter to the schools Education Welfare Officer if attendance is a concern
  • Celebrate good attendance
  • Reward good or improved attendance through year group competitions, certificates and stickers
  • Reward individual good/excellent attendance termly with certificates
  • Work with and support parents so that together we can work on raising attendance across the school 

 

 10 Tips for Parents to help ensure their child attends school regularly:

 

  1. Help your child to get their book bag ready the night before school
  2. Make sure their uniform is ready for the following day
  3. Make sure your child goes to bed at a reasonable time
  4. Set the alarm clock early enough to allow plenty of time to get ready
  5. Make sure your child has some breakfast – unless attending Breakfast Club
  6. Leave for school with plenty of time to spare so your child is not late
  7. Check to make sure they have everything they need - book bag, drinks bottle etc.
  8. If your child is having any problems with their work, speak to the class teacher 
  9. Talk to your child about what they do at school each day
  10. If your child is unhappy at school contact the school straight away

 

 

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