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Admissions

The determined admission arrangements for the school in relation to each relevant age group at the school, including any arrangements for selection, any oversubscription criteria and an explanation of the process of applying for a school place is provided by clicking here to go to Northamptonshire County Council Admissions.

 

Can my child attend Meadowside Primary School?

The catchment area for the school is the whole of Burton Latimer, any new housing in the area is automatically included. We also admit children from the surrounding villages, Kettering and Wellingborough if places are available.

If you are considering sending your child to our school we will be pleased to hear from you. Our maximum planned admission number for each year group is 60. If your child is about to start school for the first time and there are more applications than we have spaces, then places will be allocated by the local authority according to our admission policy. If you are moving into the area or wish your child to join us at any other time please contact the school office. At the end of Year 6, pupils transfer to one of the local secondary schools, with the majority moving to Latimer Community Arts College. All admissions and applications for places are dealt with by the local authority.

Can I come and visit the schools before my child starts?

We are pleased to welcome parents/carers who wish to visit our school. During the school year, we hold open sessions, when parents/carers are invited to visit and see the children at work and ask questions. Please contact the school office for dates if you would like to attend on one of these days.

If you are unable to attend on one of these days you are welcome to contact the school to make alternative arrangements to visit.

When can my child start school?

Children can start school in the Reception year in the September after their fourth birthday. Before your child starts school in the Reception year the class teacher will make a home visit. This is to enable the parents/carers, child and teacher to meet in an informal setting to ensure a smooth transition into school. We have close liaison with the pre-school providers and we endeavour to visit as many of these as possible during the summer term each year. Pupil information is also transferred from pre-school providers to the school before each child starts school.

In the first week of the autumn term Reception teachers make their home visits, these are arranged with you at the Welcome Evening in June. During the following two weeks children are gradually introduced to school for mornings or afternoons only, after this children will generally attend full time unless in consultation with parents/carers it is considered that further part-time attendance would be in the interests of the child.

How will I know about arrangements for starting school?

Although exciting, starting school can be an anxious time for both parents/carers and children. Our aim is to make the experience a pleasant and informed experience for all concerned. During the summer term we hold an induction evening when parents/carers are given information about starting school and the induction visits for their child/ren. It is also an opportunity to meet the staff and other new parents/carers. Home visits are made by the class teachers in early September; this provides an opportunity to discuss starting arrangements ensuring a smooth start to school life. A comprehensive Welcome Pack is provided for each parent.

How many children and staff are in the school?

We have 396 children in the school. There 23 teachers, 23 support staff, an inclusion manager, a business manager, administrator, school secretary and an IT technician, 14 lunchtime supervisors, 5 school cleaners and a school site manager. We also welcome a number of volunteers who support in school.