Admissions

Choosing a school is a very important decision for parents. Although we are not able to run the ‘stay and play’ sessions we would usually hold during the autumn term we are able to offer parents the opportunity to visit and tour the school. Each tour is restricted to two adult visitors with face coverings being worn whilst inside the building. Although you won’t be able to interact with the children you’ll be able to see into the classrooms and find out more about what makes our school so special.

Lambourn CofE Primary School is a single form entry school which means we  have one class for each year group. As your child moves through the school they will have a new class teacher at the start of each school year. Much thought and time is given to hand over liaison work, so the children transfer seamlessly into their class and year group. It’s always really exciting for the children to move up each year and work with different teachers, as all our staff have their own particular strengths, interests and ways of engaging children in their learning.

Contact Mrs Williams in the school office on 01488 71479 to arrange your visit or email [email protected]

By law a child does not have to start school until the term following their fifth birthday however most children start school in the September following their fourth birthday. Applications are managed to a national timetable and co-ordinated between local authorities across England.  This means that parents must apply to the local authority where they live, even if applying for schools in another area. If you live in West Berkshire you can find all the information here. https://info.westberks.gov.uk/primaryadmissions

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.

All offers will be for a full time place but if you would prefer your child to attend part-time or delay entry until later in the year please contact the school direct to arrange this.

Lambourn CofE Primary School is part of Excalibur Academies Trust, all admissions information including Lambourn CofE Primary School’s Admissions Policy can be found here

Admission in other school years

If you have a child who is joining us in Y1 – Y6, you are likely to have moved into the area or your child has transferred from another school. We would like to welcome you to Lambourn; we often welcome new children into school. We have buddies who look after our new pupils to help them to settle in, find their way around and help them to make new friends.

Parents can make an application for West Berkshire school places at any time in the year. Known as an ‘In Year Application’ they can be processed up to six weeks, or half a term, in advance of your requested start date. Information on making an In Year Application can be found here https://info.westberks.gov.uk/inyearadmissions

Secondary Transition

At the end of Year 6, children transfer to secondary school; most of our children go to John O’Gaunt School which is also part of Excalibur Academies Trust so they benefit from a continuing all-through education.  Applications for a place at secondary school must be made through West Berks Council in the autumn term of Year 6. The deadline for secondary school admissions is midnight on 31 October 2020. Your child will bring home a form or you can apply online.

Transfer arrangements for our Year 6 pupils going to secondary school are sent to parents during the Spring Term prior to their children starting in September. These arrangements include visits to the school, visits to Lambourn Primary School by secondary school and parents’ evenings.