In Year Admissions Information
Burwell Village College Primary School
Cambridgeshire Local Authority (LA) manages the school admissions process for children who live within, or are moving into Cambridgeshire for all maintained schools, including academies. Places are allocated in accordance with the Government's School Admissions Code, which ensures that school places are allocated in an open and fair way. Although the Local Authority officially deals with admissions, any parents wishing to apply for a place for their children can contact the school office and they will be happy to help you with the process, arrange a visit or meeting with the Head.
All current admissions information is available online :
Telephone: 0345 045 1370
Fax: 01223 727941
The website contains links to the Primary School Directory and Determined admission arrangements for each academic Year. In them you will find the admissions arrangements and oversubscription criteria for all Cambridgeshire schools.
Current oversubscription Criteria for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools
Children who have a statement of special educational needs that names the school will be admitted.
NB. Those children with a statement of special educational needs that does not name the school will be referred to STAR Team Now called SENDIASS (see below SEN section) to determine an appropriate place.
1. Children in Care, also known as Looked After Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order;
2. Children living in the catchment area with a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
3. Children living in the catchment area;
4. Children living outside the catchment area who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission;
5. Children living outside the catchment area who have been unable to gain a place at their catchment area school because of oversubscription;
6. Children who live outside the catchment area, but nearest the school as measured by a straight line.
In cases of equal merit in each set of criteria, priority will go to children living nearest the school as measured by a straight line. Please refer to the Glossary of Terms on page 138 for further information.
In Year Applications in to any other year (Moving schools)
You should initially contact Cambridgeshire Admissions Team and complete an In-Year Application Form. Information is available on the website: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies/education/admissions.htm
I am moving in to Burwell and wish my children to go to Burwell Primary School:
Parents seeking places because they have moved or intend to move in to the catchment area of Burwell Primary School, can apply at any time.
Again any parents wishing to apply or view the school are free to contact the school office who will be happy to help you with the process.
Our current PAN is 60 per Year or 30 per class and if you meet the admissions criteria and a place is available the Local Authority and the School will endeavour to get your children in school as soon as possible. From September 2016, and each subsequent year, our PAN for Reception classes will rise to a maximum of 90, or three classes of 30. For all pre-existing years it will remain at 60.
My child has Special Educational Needs.
Please speak to the school office and we will help you through the process. If your child has an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) then you may already be receiving support from the SENDIASS team.
If your child has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and you need advice on school admissions, please contact:
SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
Telephone: 01223 699 214
The following SEN information is also available on the school website:
- Special Educational Needs Information Report and Local Offer
- Equality & community cohesion policy including accessibility plan.
I live outside Burwell (but still live in Cambridgeshire) and wish my child to change school:
If you live out of catchment and wish to move from another Cambridgeshire school you will once again need to apply to the Cambridgeshire Admissions Team.
The procedure is to complete an In-year Application Form which will need to be shown to the Head of your current school. Whilst we welcome all pupils we would encourage you to discuss your reasons for moving and any concerns you have with your current school first. A parent wishing to apply to move school can contact the Burwell school office and they will be happy to help you with the process and arrange a visit to the school or meeting with the Head.
I live outside Burwell and live outside Cambridgeshire (Suffolk) and wish my child to change school:
Please contact Cambridgeshire Admissions Team for information and advice but it is likely that if you continue to live in another county (often Suffolk) you must contact and apply through your current Local Authority. Please contact the Burwell school office and they will be happy to help you with the process and arrange a visit to the school or meeting with the Head.
School Admissions Appeals:
Advice on School Admission appeals and an appeals leaflet is available on the Cambridgeshire website.