Admissions

Admissions

Cambridgeshire Local Authority (LA) is responsible for setting the admissions policy and criteria for this school. Spring Meadow only administers applications for Nursery places.

In-Year Application

Parents wishing to apply for a School Place at Spring Meadow Infant School during the school year you should contact the Admissions Office for an In-Year School Application Form which must be returned directly to them.

Admissions Team

Box CC1206
Castle Court
Castle Hill
Cambridgeshire CB3 0AP

Tel: 01223 699662     Fax: 01223 727941
Email: admissions@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/admissions

Places will be allocated on the basis of the Published Admission Number (PAN) for the year group and the admissions criteria set by the LA.  In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be used to determine priority for places:

  • Children with a Statement of Special Educational Need which names the school (as agreed with the Student Assessment Service);
  • Children with a verified medical need (supported by medical evidence and agreed by the consultant community paediatrician);
  • Children living in the catchment area with a brother or sister in attendance at the school or a partner junior school at the time of admission;
  • Any other children living in the catchment area;
  • Children living outside the catchment area who are unable to gain access to their catchment area school because of over-subscription;
  • Children living outside the catchment are with a brother or sister at the school or at a partner junior school at the time of admission;
  • Any other children seeking a place at the school.

In cases of equal merit, priority will be given to those children who would have furthest to walk by the shortest available safe walking route to the nearest alternative school.

Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact the school office where we will be happy to assist you.


Reception

Parents wishing to apply for a Reception place for September 2017 should complete a Primary Application by contacting admissions@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Once a place has been allocated, all parents are required to complete our own school application form which can be found HERE.


Nursery

We administer our own applications for Nursery, if you would like to apply for a place, please collect a form from the office or click HERE to download one. 

Nursery funded education is available free from the term after your child’s third birthday. At Spring Meadow we offer flexible hours to help working parents and to fit in with different family routines:

  • 15 hours over 5 morning or 5 afternoons
  • A number of flexible 15 hour places (2.5 days – Mon, Tues & Wed am or Wed pm, Thurs & Fri)
  • A limited number of 30 hour places available for those eligible

Lunch Club, Breakfast Club and After School provision available to extend Nursery hours – additional charges apply for these extra hours.

Parents should be aware that there is no link between attendance at the Nursery and admission to Reception.

Places in the Nursery will be allocated on the basis of the intake limit and the admissions criteria set by the LA. There are 104 part time places available. In the event of over-subscription, the following criteria will be used to determine priority for places:

  • verified medical and special educational need;
  • applications from children resident in Ely based upon age, with priority being given to the oldest children;
  • applications from children resident outside Ely based upon age with priority being given to the oldest children;
  • any other children seeking a place at the Nursery.

Further information about admissions can be found at: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/admissions