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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

IN YEAR Admissions Form

 

 

Chesswood Junior School Admission Form Guidance

ONLY USE THIS ADMISSION FORM IF YOUR CHILD IS joining IN YEAR in any year group or at the start of Year 4,5 or 6.

The Chesswood Junior School admission form is at the base of this page - it must be completed by Friday 22nd May for a child to be included in the class building process.

Before opening the Chesswood Junior School form to complete the admissions process it is important to read both the school brochure and the Home-School agreement. There are questions within the admission form that seek parent confirmation that both have been read, understood both and support the expectations within the Home-School agreement.  Every parent involved in the learning and life of their child at Chesswood Junior School is expected read both documents.

School Brochure

Must read before completing the admission form

please click on the image below to read the brochure

Home-School Agreement

Must read before completing the admission form

please click on the image below to read the agreement

Ethnicity

Reference, if required.

Parents are asked to identify their ethnicity on the admission form. The document opposite provides all ethnicities available on the Department for Education system.

Please click on the image opposite to open the Language document

Language

Reference, if required.

Parents are asked to identify the primary language spoken at home by parents. The document opposite provides all languages available on the Department for Education system.

Please click on the image opposite to open the Language document

Parental Consents

 

There are a small number of areas where it is important either for statutory reasons or good practice reasons that school seeks permission from parents for certain aspects of school life. The areas described below are those we currently seek parental permission for when a pupil is enrolled at Chesswood Junior School.

Please read consents before completing the admissions form (click on image opposite)  - you will be asked whether you give consent to multiple areas and this document will provide the detail of what you are giving consent to.

Admission Types

Once West Sussex Local Authority have confirmed there is a space for your child, the Chesswood Junior School admission form must be completed. A child is unable to start at Chesswood without this form being fully completed and submitted.

Admission Type

Guide

Year 2 - 3 Normal age of transfer
West Sussex local authority confirm Year 3 admission with parents in the middle of April annually. Chesswood Junior School will then contact parents by the end of April to confirm the next steps in finalising the admission to Chesswood Junior School. A vital part of that is the completion of this admission form - this must be completed by Friday May 22nd 5:00p.m. If this form is not completed by that date your child will not be included in the class building process and we can no longer guarantee they would be placed with any one of their nominated friends. We will guarantee that every child will be placed with at least one friend from their list of three, with any completed form submitted prior to that date. That guarantee is removed after that date.
Admissions outside of normal age of transfer

We enrol children into Chesswood Junior School at all times during the year and into all year groups, subject to there being sufficient space. Once a parent has received confirmation from West Sussex local authority they have 10 working days to complete the admissions form below before the offer of the school place is removed and is again open to other families.

Typically, children are able to start at Chesswood within 3-5 days of the submission of the admission form below. This may be extended if there are exceptional complicating factors e.g. severe and complex special educational needs that would require additional staff recruitment. We will always work closely with families in such a situation and minimise the delay to starting as far as reasonably possible.

Admissions outside of normal age of transfer
In rare and exceptional circumstances, with the head teacher's agreement children may be admitted to Chesswood without official receipt from West Sussex local authority. However, the completion of Chesswood Junior School admission form is essential before a child may start. Again, this may be extended if there are exceptional complicating factors that would require additional staff recruitment. We will always work closely with families in such a situation and minimise the delay to starting as far as reasonably possible.