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Admission to School


Manor Park Primary School and Children’s Centre is a community school in the London Borough of Sutton.


The Education Admissions Office is situated at the following address:


Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA Telephone: 020 8770 6080


Children are admitted in accordance with the Local Education Authority (LEA) admissions policy.


Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs that names a school will be allocated a place before other applicants are considered.


Manor Park School promotes equality of opportunity for disabled people. The school does not discriminate against disabled pupils in relation to their access to education and associated services including all aspects of school life and activities and is committed to making reasonable adjustments. If there are not enough places for all those who have expressed a wish to have their child admitted, places will be offered in the following order of priorities;


1. Looked After Children.


2. Where there are professionally supported medical reasons or exceptional social reasons why a child should attend a particular school.


3. Where applicants have an older sibling in the school at the time of admission. Siblings in Year 6 at the time of application will not qualify.


4. Remaining places are offered on the basis of proximity to the school.


Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)


Nursery Classes


We have a school nursery which is open to children from the age of three. All children attend on a part time basis and are present for the morning or afternoon session. There are 26 children in each session and their activities and learning are organised by a nursery teacher and a specialist teaching assistant.


Admission to the Nursery class does not guarantee a place in the Reception class. Children do not have to attend the Nursery to get a place in the main school.


Reception Classes


Children are admitted in accordance with the Local Education Authority (LEA) admissions policy which currently allows children to enter the school in the academic year in which they become five years old. If the school is oversubscribed for the Reception year then the LEA criteria is used to allocate places.


Other Years – For entry of older children please contact the London Borough of Sutton Education Office who will be pleased to help you.


Preparation for school


Before admission you will be invited to attend a welcome meeting to hear about the general organisation of the school. You can ask any questions about the school that you may have.


We aim to make the transition to school from being at home or in the nursery as smooth as possible and we will arrange to visit you at home so you can share the wealth of information that you have on your child with us.


Arrangements for transfer to secondary school


Please note that a place in the nursery class of a particular school DOES NOT give priority for a place in the reception class of that school. This is to ensure that parents who have decided not to send their children to nursery will not be disadvantaged when applying for a school place.


Apply online at: www.sutton.gov.uk/education/admissions


Alternatively application forms are available from the Education Office at the address above.


MANOR PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL


The secondary schools arrange open evenings where parents and children can visit the school and meet staff in order to make informed choices about this stage.


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