How to apply for Reception Class
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they will start reception class in September 2021. If you would like to visit our school you can book a place on one of our tours.
School Tours for prospective parents
Due to Tier 2 restrictions we are unable to offer school tours. Instead we would like to offer prospective parents a phone call with a member of our Headship team. Phone calls are available on request by email email@example.com or call us on 020 8455 4013.
Claremont School offers full time and part time nursery places. We offer 15 hours free nursery education to eligible 2 year olds. We offer 15 and 30 hours per week free nursery education to eligible 3 and 4 year olds. Visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ for more information and to check the eligibility criteria for Free Early Education Funding for 2,3 & 4 year olds.
If you would like to apply for a place in our nursery please complete the nursery application form (see below to download) and return it to the school office with the supporting documents:
- Evidence of your child's date of birth: an original birth certificate or current passport must be presented, (the admin team will copy and return it to you on the day).
- Evidence of your home address: we require two different proofs, we accept bank statements, utility bills, council tax or inland revenue letters which must be dated within the last 3 months. Unfortunately we cannot accept mobile phone bills.
- For 2 year old places please also include the Fee 2 confirmation letter from the Early Years Team confirming your eligibility date.
- For 30 hour places please also supply your 30 hour eligibility code (this is an 11 digit code from HRMC)
In year admissions
All in year admissions are dealt with by the London Borough of Barnet. Follow the link for further infromation https://www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/schools-and-education/school-admissions/in-year-school-admissions.html
Admission to ARP
Referrals for admission will come from the Local Authority. The maximum number of pupils will not exceed the agreed number of funded places by the Local Authority. Admitting children over this number would be incompatible with the efficient use of resources and education of others. Children will not be admitted if it would be unsuitable for their age, ability, aptitude or SEN needs. Siblings are not automatically admitted to the Pathways provision.
The referrals for admission are considered by the Executive Head teacher and Head of ARP to ensure that the following criteria are met:
- The child has an Educational and Health and Care Plan with a clear diagnosis of ASD
- ASD is the primary need of the child and their learning difficulties are not a significant barrier to their performance
- Pupil’s performance in English should indicate a potential to achieve within range of P7-Year 1 at KS1 and Year 1 and above at KS2
- Formal and informal assessments indicate that pupils at a pre-school age are working within the ‘broadly average range’ of 22 to 36 months as assessed by the EY setting, e.g. making recognisable vocalisations paired with communicative intent; engagement with the environment; following simple instructions, engagement in imaginary play, display of joint attention, ability to focus attention to adult led tasks for short periods of time, initiating bids for interaction
- The child has the potential to benefit from the flexible setting offered by a specialist provision within a mainstream school
- The child has the potential to access the national curriculum at an age-appropriate level in some areas as to allow for integration into the main school in these areas
- Parents/carers will accept that members of the school community will be aware of their child’s diagnosis
- The child with appropriate support, has the potential to conform with the behaviour standards as expressed in the school’s Relationships Policy
Placement may be agreed if;
- The school can meet the child’s needs
- The parents are in agreement with the strategies used at the school, and are willing to support these by following them at home
- There is no evidence of severe or complex learning difficulties in addition to autism.
- There is a vacancy in the appropriate age group and the provision is not already full as agreed
- It is compatible with the interests of other children already in the school
- It is an efficient use of available resources, i.e. 1:1 support is not needed indefinitely