Admission & Appeals Arrangements
If you are considering sending your child to Cold Harbour we invite you and your child to visit our school to satisfy yourself that it is the right school for your child. You may do this by contacting the school by phone and arranging an appointment with the Headteacher.
All children entering school for the first time start school in the Autumn term –this means that children who are five during the school year, start in September. All children start on the same day but we arrange separate starting times to make it easier for the children; by the end of September all children are attending school full time. In the summer term prior to children starting school, parents are invited to a meeting with the Foundation stage teachers and the headteacher. Children are also invited to spend a morning or an afternoon in their new class. We also have playground sessions and a Teddy bears picnic for parents and children.
Towards the end of September in the year before your child should start school, please register online at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schooladmissions to choose your preferences.
Admission of new childrenThe following criteria in order of priority will be taken into account when considering applications, all admissions are handled by the Local Authority and the school has no input in this decision:
●Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or EHC (Education Health Plan).
●Children who are in care includingthose who were previously in care, who immediately after being in care became subject to an adoption, or residence or special guardianship order within the last year.
●Children who live in the defined area and have a sibling on roll at the time of admission. Proof of residence will be required.
●Children who live in the defined area served by the school. Proof of residence will be required.
●Children who live outside the defined area and have a sibling on roll at the time of admission
.●Children who live outside the defined area of the school.
In the event of there being more applicants meeting any of the criteria above places will be allocated in distance order using the distance between the child’s normal home address and the school’s main entrance, measured in a straight line, using the council’s computerised measuring system with those living closest to the school receiving the higher priority.