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Admissions at Northwick Manor Primary

 

Northwick Manor Primary School admits children from EYFS (Reception) through to Year 6.  Each year group consists of three mixed ability classes (four classes in current Year 5). We endeavour to keep our class sizes to 30 where possible.  Our admission criteria is governed by Worcestershire County Council and is based on locality.  Please contact the council to establish current boundaries. 

 

School tours for new children take place in October, November and January for the following academic year.  To make an appointment please telephone school: Tel:01905 454430 or use the contact form which can be found under About Us - Contacts.

 

Please follow the link below to the Worcestershire County Council website for admission policies, FAQ and applications.

 

 

In-Year Admissions

 

For all In-Year Admissions please click on the link below

 

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20099/school_admissions/706/in-year_applications

 

Interested in a school place for September 2022?

Please contact school in the first instance

For children born between 1.9.2017 to 31.8.2018

 

 

Applications open from 1st September 2021 (online)   

Closing date 15th January 2022.  (online)

Notifications 16th April 2022  (online)

 

 

 

Transition at Northwick Manor Primary School

 

Nursery/Pre-school to EYFS

 

New EYFS Parents Induction meeting

This is held in May during an evening session so that parents can attend easily without the interruptions of work commitments and also have an opportunity to receive more information relating to Northwick. Some of our Year 6 pupils deliver a presentation, as well as staff members. Any parent who is unable to attend is sent all the information in a pack by post.

 

Induction Sessions

In the Summer Term all pre-school children allocated a place at Northwick Manor are invited in  attend three different induction sessions in school. These are either for a morning or afternoon. This gives children an opportunity to meet the staff and  the other children they will be with in September when they start. They also get the chance to experience what their classroom is like; the toilets, cloakrooms, outside areas and the resources available. It’s a taste of what EYFS will be like. Parents are asked to stay for one of these sessions in the school hall where further information is given to them about life in the Reception class.

 

In September children have a staggered start for the first week which allows them time to settle for shorter periods at first and in smaller groups. These arrangements are explained at the Induction sessions in May.

 

Sports Morning

All of the main feeder nurseries (approx 100 nursery children) are invited in to take part in a morning of fun activities. We take turns to host the event with Perdiswell Primary who also have extensive grounds. Nurseries are asked to bring an activity and we have a total of 16 activities. The EYFS and Nursery children are split into teams and moved around the activities.

This gives the nursery children a further opportunity to experience school in a fun way, meet older children, teachers and other nursery children and staff. Feedback from nursery staff and children is extremely positive.

Northwick staff all feel this enhances the opportunities for the nursery children to experience school and meet staff and children. This is felt vital to enhance their smooth transition into school.

 

Parent and Child lunch

All parents and children who are due to start in September are invited in to try a lunch in school. By tasting food and seeing how lunch is set up, allays any fears or concerns and these can be addressed prior to the children starting school.

 

Nursery Forest School

One of our main pre-school feeders is invited to bring children to enjoy a ‘Forest School’ session. This offers children further experience of what happens at school and how forest school runs. They are able to meet some of the EYFS staff again and work with them.

 

All Year Groups

 

All year groups have three transition sessions at the same time as the new intake coming to visit. This happens in the second half of the summer term.

 

Year 2-3

 

We organise some extra transition sessions for children moving from Year 2 to Year 3. As well as the three transition sessions that the whole school attend, Year 2 and Year 3 have a transition project based on different themes. Children work in mixed groups and move around all of the classrooms. This gives them further opportunities to meet Year 3 staff and help allay any fears about moving to KS2.

 

Twice a week, Years 2 and 3 have their breaks together and this gives a further opportunity for the children to meet the staff regularly and play with the older children.

 

Year 6-7


French Trip

When children are in Year 6 they are given the opportunity to attend a weeklong trip to Paris. Taking part in this trip enables them to begin to develop some independence over the course of the week ready for transition to High School. They take responsibility for organising themselves throughout the week (staff obviously still help!!). It is a popular trip and lots of parents have commented over the years about how the trip helps their child to mature.

 

Police Talks

Year 6 have a variety of talks from the Police to help with transition. These range from safety when out, internet safety and a talk about Stranger Danger. These talks help the children to make that transition by offering helpful advice.

 

Trips for Children to their chosen or other High School

All of our feeder High schools invite children in on various dates to take part in experiencing life in High school which we support. We also try to arrange a variety of opportunities for the children in Year 5 to visit High schools and always accept invitations given to us in order for us to prepare them. These can range from art, writing workshops, dance to sports events. We are very keen to foster good relationships with our feeder High schools and enjoy working closely with them.

 

SEND Children

Our Access and Inclusion Leader Mrs Lauren Thomas organises individual events and meetings to cater for children with Special Needs or who need extra help with transition. This is so that children who need it can have an individualised transition process.

 

Transition to High School Booklet

This is sent out each year to parents of children in Year 4 upwards to help with information about the process of choosing and gaining a High School place.

 

 

 

 

March 2022

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