Admissions

Resources for Reception Admission 2022-2023
Procedure for managing admissions to the school

This school welcomes all pupils equally.  The criteria used to select pupils are described in the documentation below.

Applications for admission also require completion of a "Supplementary Information Form (SIF)" which is also available as a downloadable document below.

Further information, including the catchment area map, may be found on the Cambridgeshire County Council Admissions web page  

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office should you have any further queries regarding the admission process.

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The Class of 2020... What shall we tell next year's class about Reception?
(Filmed summer 2020)
A Day in the Life of Reception
(Filmed in Summer 2017)
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Looking for a little more information?
  • A further summary of Reception transition can be found here.
  • Explore our vision in more detail, looking at how we developed it here
  • Explore some of our new Collective Worship sessions, meeting some of our staff members here
  • Watch our Church Services as they are held throughout the year here.
  • You can see some of our Vlog that started during Lockdown here.
  • Find out a little more about our curriculum and curriculum development 2020 here
  • If you wish to find out more about a specific year or class, you can watch our Meet the Teacher Videos (September 2020) or view our Class Pages.
  • Find out what's going on in our weekly Newsletters.
  • If you have any specific questions, please get in touch. We can arrange a phone call, Teams Meeting or Zoom Call at your convenience. 
 
Oversubscription Criteria
 

In the event of oversubscription, places will be offered in the following order of priority:


  1. Children in Care, previously known as Looked After Children (LAC)1, and children who were previously Children in Care but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a residence order (now known as a child arrangement order) or a special guardianship order.

  2. Children who appear to the Admission Authority to have been in state care (i.e. in the care of or accommodated by a public authority, religious organisation or any other provider whose sole/main purpose is to benefit society) outside of England but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted only.2

3. Children living in the parishes of Great and Little Shelford3 using the following criteria in order: 

a) Children with a sibling4 at the school at the time of admission.

b) Children whose families attend public worship at St Mary’s Church, Great Shelford or All Saints Church, Little Shelford regularly (e.g. monthly or more frequently) and have done so for a period of one year5  before the National Closing Date for applications.

c) Children whose families attend public worship at any other Christian church6 regularly (e.g. monthly or more frequently) and have done so for a period of one year5 before the National Closing Date for applications.

d) Children living closest to the school according to the shortest straight line distance7.

4. Children living outside the parishes of Great and Little Shelford3 using the same criteria and order as in 3) above. 

Under criteria 3 and 4 above, applications made under sub-sections b) and c) must be supported by the completion of the school’s Supplementary Information Form.