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Admissions

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2020. You must apply for a Reception class for your child even if they attend a school nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school please see our admissions policy for full details.

The eAdmissions website for online applications opens on Friday 1 September and the closing date for applications is 15 January 2020.

We are extremely lucky to have all the meals freshly prepared by Trust on-site Chef. There is always a vegetarian alternative and a dessert.

The gates open for children at 8:50am and school closes at 3:15pm.

A breakfast club runs from 7:30am and costs £4.00 a session to include cereal, toast and drink. An after school club currently runs until 6.00pm every day and costs £12.00 a session to include a snack and a drink.

During the summer term Mr Jackson (Headteacher) or Mrs Williams (Assistant Headteacher) will visit or call all the Nursery Schools to discuss our new starters with their key workers. This helps the creation of the class lists.

Parents are invited to an Information evening and the children are invited to two teddy bear club sessions in July. They bring a cuddly toy to these sessions and meet with their class teacher, teaching assistant and other children in their class. They bring home with them a photo book with relevant information about starting school.

We offer day time  tours during the Autumn term. The tours are normally in groups of 6 to 8 parents. Tour slots tend to get booked up well in advance so please contact our office team in September to reserve a space. Due to being heavily over subscribed we are unable to offer addional tours later in the school year.

Our PAN for September 2020 is 60 spaces, split into two classes of 30 children.

If Avonwood is your chosen school we always encourage parents to place their child on our waiting list. Spaces will come up from time to time so please keep your childs name on our waiting list. To do this please contact our Admissions Officer, Gill Tanner, by emailing: admissions@avonbourneacademy.org.uk

To date we have never gone beyond class sizes of 30. The main reason is to protect the standard of education on offer to children at Avonwood. The school was also purpose built to house class sizes of a maximum of 30 children. 

  • Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
  • You will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of your appeal hearing date.  School days do not include school holidays, inset days, bank holidays or weekends.
  • Appeal are normally heard during the daytime on weekdays and are not normally heard in school holidays.  Where there are a number of parents all appealing for places at the same school, the hearings may go over a number of days.
  • The school’s case will be dispatched to parents and Panel members at least 5 working days before the start of the appeal hearing.
  • Additional evidence may be submitted by parents up to 5 working days before the hearing.
  • Any additional evidence received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing The Appeal Panel will decide whether it should be considered taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing.
  • Following the hearing, decision letters will be sent, where possible, within five school days of the end of the hearing.
  • Appeal hearings for in-year places will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

For more details about appeals please see the BCP appeals website: www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/appeals

  • 16th April 2020 - Offer letters posted to parents / carers on national offer day by Local Authority.
  • 30th April 2020 - Deadline for acceptance of offer by parent / carer.
  • 18th May 2020 - Deadline for lodging an on-time admission appeal.
  • 10th June to 20th July 2020 - Appeal Hearing Dates

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