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We are over subscribed for September and someone raised the question..... If a child fails to get a place in our reception class and the parents choose not to send the child to another school can they still access nursery provision until the child becomes legal school age ie Spt after their 5th birthday?

Any ideas?

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Guest Wolfie

That question was raised when I ran a private nursery insid the local primary school - a parent whose child had a July birthday wanted to keep them in nursery until she felt he was ready to go to school rather than let him go in the annual September intake. In theory, I think the answer is yes!

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Thanks Wolfie

One of the parents in question (the appeal was today) is distraught and making herself ill. Her daughter is currently in Y1 and she has 3 younger children one due to start in reception in Sept (but hasn't got a place) and one to start nursery in Jan and a new baby. She doesn't drive and bus services to the next village are infrequent. It would probably mean having to move her daughter who is settled in Y1 and there may not be a place in the same school as the younger child. I cant help feeling sorry for her.

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we have had children stay for 1 or 2 terms until they have either appealed or a place has come up at school of choice....so far 2 terms has been longest but on asking were told we could claim grant until they are legally of an age to start school.

 

(we are sessional pre-school)

 

Inge

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Compulsary school age is the term after 5th birthday so theoretically no child need be in school until then.

In practise of course the school place issue tends to make parents accept a place at the time it is offered. In the LEA I last worked for we could not hold a place empty and as we were oversubscribed all places had to be offered out and full in September so a parent could not choose to keep their child in nursery.

 

If this child has a sibling in school already, why does he/she not meet admission criteria?

 

Im also moving this to another area!

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we have had same this year...children offered a different school to sibling already attending. On appeal at momment, but seems some criteria have changed for admissions.

 

Inge

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We have 4 children with siblings in the school on appeal at the moment they have been told that it no longer constitutes criteria for a place.

We operate on a single term entry to reception so all children start school in September and nursery accepts children on the Tuesday after their 3rd birthday having said that we are also over subscribed for nursery as are the nearest 3 villages and the LA says there is an excess of places in the area......someone's sums are wrong!

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