Admissions

Alderman Swindell Primary School is a Community School and Nursery for children from 3 – 11 years.

For 2015-16 we offer places for 3-8 years (N2 – Y3) as the school completes the reorganisation process.

From 2016 -17 we will offer places for 3-9 years (N2 – Y4).

From 2017 -18 we will offer places for 3-10 years (N2 – Y5).

From 2018-19 we will offer places for 3-11 years (N2 – Y6).

Community schools are owned by Norfolk County Council, but locally managed by the Governing Body and Headteacher.

Norfolk County Council (NCC) manages admissions to all community schools in Norfolk.

 

School Admission

If you would like to apply for a school place at Alderman Swindell School please contact the Admissions department at NCC.

Admissions Room 7 County Hall

Martineau Lane Norwich NR1 2DH

Telephone: 0344 800 8020 Fax: 01603 223722 Email: admissions@norfolk.gov.uk

Applications can be made online here.

Please click here to visit the Admissions website.

Admissions dates 2016-17

 

Reception

Junior school

Secondary school

Round opens

28 September 2015

9 November 2015

8 September 2015

Round closes

15 January 2016

15 January 2016

31 October 2015

National Offer Day

18 April 2016

16 April 2016

1 March 2016

Appeals closing date

16 May 2016

3 May 2016

18 March 2016

Late application closing date

16 May 2016

3 May 2016

18 March 2016

Mini admission round to consider changes

23 May 2016

16 May 2016

4 April 2016

Appeals hearings

June/July 2016

June/July 2016

May/June 2016

Waiting lists maintained until

31 December 2016

31 December 2016

31 December 2016

 

If you are moving into the area and are considering joining Alderman Swindell Primary School once the school year has started, please contact Admissions to check on place availability.  If there are spaces school will contact you and arrange for a visit prior to starting.

If you are currently living locally and already have a school place the admissions team only consider changes between schools at the start of each term.

Please read A parents’ guide to admissions to schools in Norfolk click here before you make your application.  This will ensure you follow the application process correctly; help avoid delays; and maximise your chances of getting your preferred school.

Nursery Admission

If you would like to apply for a nursery place at Alderman Swindell Primary School please contact the school directly.

All children are entitled to 15 hours free nursery education in the term after their 3rd birthday.

Nursery sessions run from 08.30 until 11.30 each morning and 12.15  until 15.15  each afternoon.

Educational outcomes are best when young children attend either regular morning or afternoon sessions and this is encouraged.

However, school supports parents who are working or in education and will tailor sessions to meet these commitments.  Lunchtime supervision can be purchased separately providing a whole day option if required.

Once a child turns 3, nursery sessions can be purchased up to the free eligibility date.

Additional sessions may also be purchased depending on availability.

 

Transition into Reception

Once the application round is complete NCC process the applications.  In April NCC sends a school place offer letter / email to all applicant families.  Schools receive notification of the school place offers made for their school.

 

When we know who will be joining us we contact all families to welcome them to Alderman Swindell Primary School and explain more about our school and dates for all the transition activities.

To ensure a smooth positive transition into school we hold a number of events for both children and parents.

Nursery / Pre-school Visits

are very important and the teachers visit the different pre-school settings to meet new children and their Key Workers before they come into school for their first visit.

Home visits

If your child has attended our nursery we will already have completed a home visit and will know you quite well.  If your child is new to the school the teacher and key worker will visit you at home to get to know your child even better. During this visit they ensure that all paperwork needed for school will be completed. These visits give time for conversations about settling in, transition, medical needs and anything else you would like to ask in the comfort of your own home.

New Parents’ Evening Meeting

We hold an evening meeting for parents in June, starting at 6.30 pm, where there is an opportunity to meet the teachers and support staff who will be working with your child and to answer any questions.

Transition visits

We have two transition visits, to ensure that these mornings are really successful, we ask that parents join us for a short time on the first one and then leave their child on the second.

If you have been successful in gaining a place at our school, we welcome you and look forward to meeting with you soon, if you are considering our school please come and have a look around. We are happy to arrange times by appointment, just call the office.

Admission criteria for Alderman Swindell School

The criteria in order is:

Children who are due to start school and

  1. have a Statement of Special Educational Need /Education and Health Care Plan naming the school
  2. are in public care or have been adopted
  3. live in the area served by the school and who have a sibling attending the school at the time of their admission
  4. have a disability and live in the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability)
  5. live in the area served by the school
  6. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister with a statement of special educational needs attending the school at the time of their admission.
  7. live outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
  8. have a disability and live outside the area served by the school (Appropriate professional evidence will be required to confirm the disability)
  9. live outside the area served by the school