In Cambridgeshire, children are entitled to start school in the Autumn term following their fourth birthday. Legally children need not attend school until the term after their fifth birthday. Applying for a school place All parents considering applying to Hauxton Primary School for a place are welcome to visit the school prior to application. We are always delighted to show you around and to answer any questions you may have. All applications must be submitted to the Local Authority, please use the link provided below. During the Summer term before the children begin school, new parents and children will be invited to take part in our Induction Programme. This provides opportunities for us to share our philosophy and provide information about ways in which parents may wish to support their child’s induction. There are also opportunities for parents and children to become familiar with the school community and the curriculum.
1. Hauxton Primary School’s catchment area is Hauxton which now include Hauxton Meadows. In the first instance, places at the school will be allocated to those children living in this catchment area.
2. The total capacity for Hauxton School is currently 84 pupils. However, from September 2016 the planned admission level will be 15 bringing the total capacity to 105 pupils. When the second phase of building work is completed the capacity is likely to rise to 150 children.
3. A prospective pupil is likely to be refused entry if the overall capacity of the school has been reached and/or the admission limit for a particular year group has been reached. A pupil may be refused admission where an application after the normal admission round will result in an infant class exceeding thirty.
4. Places are granted in a particular priority order – these criteria will be applied in the event of the number of applications being greater than the number of places available. Children with a statement of special educational needs will be admitted.
5. The priority criteria are:
i. Children in Care, also known as Looked After Children (LAC), and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order
ii. Children living in the catchment area with a sibling at the school at the time of admission.
iii. Children living in the catchment area
iv. Children living outside the catchment area who have a sibling at the school at the time of admission.
v. Children living outside the catchment area who have been unable to gain a place at their catchment area school because of oversubscription.
vi. Children who live outside the catchment area, but nearest the school as measured by a straight line. In cases of equal merit in each set of criteria, priority will go to children living nearest the school as measured by a straight line.
Admission to Hauxton Primary School
6. All rising 5 pupils are admitted to Hauxton School at the beginning of the Autumn term in September.
7. Parents, teachers and pupils should all be aware of the school’s statement of purpose as set out in the Home-School Agreement when children are granted a place at Hauxton School.
8. If a parent is refused admission of their child owing to the school having reached its published admission limit, the parent will have right of appeal to an independent schools committee.