School Admission Arrangements

Main School Admission Arrangements for Loddon Primary Federation

  • Children are admitted to school in the September prior to their fifth birthday. Children must, by law, start statutory education full-time at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. All parents of children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 must be offered a full time place from September 2018.
  • Parents are entitled to defer their admission or request that their child attends on a part-time basis. However, the child must start school on a full time basis during the academic year 2018/19 and no later than the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.

To apply for a place at Loddon Primary Federation

Please note that we are 2 separate schools, so parents need to apply for a place in Year R and also for a place in Year 3 when your child moves to the Junior School.

Admissions Criteria

If there are more applications for places than there are places available, we will give preference to children living nearest to the school, according to the following rules in this order of priority:

    1. children with a statement of special educational needs naming that school
    2. children in public care who are due to start school
    3. children who are due to start school, living in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
    4. children who are due to start school, living in the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the adjoining junior school
    5. children who are due to start school, living in the area served by the school with no brother or sister at that school or the adjoining junior school
    6. children who are due to start school, living outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of their admission
    7. children who are due to start school, living outside the area served by the school who have a brother or sister attending the adjoining junior school
    8. children who are due to start school, living outside the area served by the school who have no brother or sister at that school or the adjoining junior school.

If all children within any of the above rules cannot be offered a place, the highest priority will be given to children living nearest to the school within that rule. To determine who lives nearest, distance will be measured on a straight line “crow fly” basis, using Ordnance Survey data. The address will be measured from the post office address point on the property.