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Priory Admissions

The school has an agreed admission number of 60 per year group, with a 52 place Nursery. For application forms for years 1 to 6, parents are asked to contact the school office in the first instance. The Admissions team at Stoke on Trent City Council should be contacted on 01782 236867/ 233232 or www.stoke.gov.uk/admissions for applications to Nursery and Reception. They can also offer general information and guidance about admissions.

Admission Arrangements 2017-18

Admissions Policy and Over-subscription Criteria

Priory follows the Local Authority’s Admissions Policy. Where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available the following criteria will be applied.

  1. Pupils in the care of the Local Authority or provided with accommodation by the authority as defined by Section 22 of the Children act 1989
  2. Pupils living within the catchment area of the school who have an older brother or sister in attendance at the school at the time of admission.
  3. Other pupils living within the catchment area.
  4. Pupils living outside the catchment area of the school who have an older brother or sister in attendance at the school.
  5. Other pupils living outside the catchment area.

Children with a statement for Special Educational Needs will be given priority, as will Looked After Children (Children In Care).

If priorities have to be decided within any of these categories, children will be placed in order of priority using distance from their home to the main gate of the school as measured by the nearest practical walking route.

Nursery Admissions

Priory offers 15 hour Nursery places. We also provide an additional 15 hours for those who are eligible or at a cost. For pupils who receive 15 hours free childcare only, morning or afternoon sessions will be available, 8:45 to 11:45 and 12:25 to 3:25.

For pupils who receive the additional free 15 hours, we will be offering more than the standard 15 hours. We will provide 18 hours and 20 minutes, made up of 15 hours plus an additional 3 hours and 20 minutes for lunchtimes. This will be a standard offer for a full time place with hours from 8:45 to 3:25. Lunch is not included and will be charged at £9.00 a week, alternatively children can bring a packed lunch.

For parents/adults who do not qualify for the additional 15 hours free childcare, we will be offering 18 hours and 20 minutes top-up, at the rate of £60.00 per week. This is made up of 15 hours plus an additional 3 hours and 20 minutes for lunchtimes. This will be a standard offer for a full time place with hours from 8:45 to 3:25. The £60.00 fee will be payable half termly, in advance. Lunch is not included and will be charged at £9.00 a week, alternatively children can bring a packed lunch.

For more information about the criteria 30 hours free childcare eligibility please visit 30 Hours Free Childcare Eligibility

Places to our Nursery are allocated by the Local Authority. Parents are asked to contact Admissions on 01782 236867/233232 or www.stoke.gov.uk/admissions for an admission form to Nursery or Reception.

Where the number of applications exceeds the number of Nursery places available the following criteria will be used to allocate places.

  1. Children in the care of the Local Authority.
  2. Children who have an older brother or sister in attendance at the school at the time of admission.
  3. Others in priority order depending on how near their home address is to the main gate of the setting as the crow flies*

*Nursery places will be given firstly to children living in the City of Stoke on Trent.  Only when these children have a place will children living outside the City of Stoke on Trent be considered.

Please note that Reception class admissions are an entirely separate process from Nursery admissions.  Attendance to our Nursery DOES NOT guarantee your child a place in the Reception class.

Nursery Applications

Reception Applications

Guide to Online Admission Applications

Please click on the links below to view copies of our Prospectus and Nursery Offer:

School Prospectus 2017 – 2018

Nursery Offer 2017

You will find the Local Authority 2018 Admissions Policy here.

The following documents are also available, from the Stoke-on-Trent Admissions Team:

Stoke on Trent Primary Admissions Prospectus

Nursery Leaflet

School Admissions Code

Fair Access Protocol

Admission of Children of UK Service Personnel and other Crown Servants

Reception to Year 2 Appeal Form

Admissions Team Contact details:

Admissions are open Monday to Thursday between 8.45am to 5pm and 8.45am to 4.30pm on Friday.
• Normal Round Admissions – 01782 234598 Email: admissions@stoke.gov.uk
• In-Year Admissions – 01782 237856 Email: in-yearadmissions@stoke.gov.uk
• Free School Meals – 01782 236813 Email: fsm@stoke.gov.uk
• Transport – 01782 234598/237856 Email: admissions@stoke.gov.uk

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Floor 2
Civic Centre
Glebe Street
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 1HH

The Stoke-on-Trent Admissions Team also give advice about applying for free school meals and transport to school. For further information please visit: http://www.stoke.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/education/admissions/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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