As an academy, the trust board determines the admissions arrangements for the school. Currently, it adopts the policies of Suffolk Local Authority but for admissions from 2020 it has adopted a new admissions policy. This policy is available on the policy page of the website.
Our admission number is 60 pupils in each year group from Reception upwards, with this being increased to 75 for Reception from September 2019.
Admission to Nursery
From September 2019, our Nursery is open for both morning and afternoon sessions, with the option of 'lunch club' to enable children to stay for the full day. Breakfast and 'after-school' care is also available as an option to provide extended day care.
Children are admitted to the Nursery from September for the school year before they are eligible to start in Reception. Application forms for the school Nursery are available from the school office or from the links below. The closing date for applications is 1st May, preceding the September admission date.
Our Admissions Policy to Nursery is agreed by the Trust and the Local Governing Body ensures that the policy is applied fairly to the applications received. As soon as a place is allocated, information booklets and an invitation to an evening meeting to introduce parents to the Nursery, the staff and the curriculum are sent out. Children are given the opportunity to visit Nursery with their parents and with Claydon Pre School.
Admission to Reception
Admission information and forms for the academic year in which a child will join Reception are available to parents during the late Autumn Term and are required to be returned direct to Suffolk County Council by the nationally set date. Children are able to start Reception at the beginning of the school year in which they have their fifth birthday. Parents can elect to defer entry until January or April and also to take up the place on a full time or part time basis. For those wishing to take up a part-time place, this will be for mornings. We invite parents to a meeting with Reception teachers and members of our school community prior to admission. Children also have opportunities to visit school and meet their teacher and to experience a school lunch before they start Reception.
Admission to Other Year Groups
For admission to the school in other year groups parents need to request CAF1 Admission form from the school office. Once completed this form should be returned to the school.
In-year Admission Form and Information (form on page 53)
The school works closely with Claydon Pre-School and other early years providers to ensure a smooth transition into Nursery and Reception.
As a member of SSLT we work closely in collaboration with Claydon High School which supports a smooth transfer from Year 6 to Year 7. Year 6 pupils are invited to a Induction day during their final year in primary school but we participate in many activities at the High School before this and High School students and staff are frequent visitors to our school.