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Admissions

Brambles Pre-School serves the community of Brampton, and offers a minimum of 24 places, during school hours and term time only. The Governors of Brampton Village Primary School are the managing body for the Pre-School and are responsible for admissions. Children may join Brambles in their pre-school year i.e. children who are 3 years old on the first day of the academic year and who will be applying to join the school’s Reception class in the following September.

Applying for a place

All applicants should in the first instance complete an expression of interest form.  This will be used as the basis for the Preschool Leader to write to the parents of our potential intake to establish how many hours and on what days they would like to apply for a place from the following September.  The deadline for replying to this request for the 2022/23 academic year is Friday 22 April 2022.  Any replies, or new requests received after this date will be treated as late applications and will not be considered until applications received on time have been allocated.

How places will be allocated

If the number of applications received is equal to or less than the number of places available, then all applicants will be offered a place.  No places will be offered for children attending less than 7.5 hours each week.

If the school receives more applications for children to join the Pre-School than it has places available, then places will be allocated according to the following criteria:

  1. Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1 September 2022, who live in Brampton and have a sibling at Brampton Village Primary School, requesting 10 or more hours per week
  2. Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1 September 2022 and who live in Brampton, requesting 10 or more hours per week
  3. Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1 September 2022, living outside Brampton, but who have a sibling at Brampton Village Primary School, requesting 10 or more hours per week
  4. Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1 September 2022, who live in Brampton and have a sibling at Brampton Village Primary School, requesting between 7.5 and 10 hours per week
  5. Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1 September 2022 and who live in Brampton, requesting between 7.5 and 10 hours per week
  6. Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1 September 2022, living outside Brampton, but who have a sibling at Brampton Village Primary School, requesting between 7.5 and 10 hours per week
  7. Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1 September 2022 who live outside Brampton, but nearest the school as measured by a straight line, requesting 10 or more hours per week
  8. Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1 September 2022 who live outside Brampton, but nearest the school as measured by a straight line, requesting between 7.5 and 10  hours per week

A letter making the offer of a place for September 2022 will be made on 9 May 2022.  At this stage parents will be expected to formally accept the offer and return paperwork to the preschool within two weeks, i.e. by 23 May 2022.  Should the place not be accepted in writing by the parent(s) by this date, then the place may be offered to another applicant.

Please note that, whilst the governors of Brampton Village Primary School are the admissions authority for Brambles Pre-school, Cambridgeshire County Council is the admissions authority for the primary school. The Governors reserve the right to withdraw or withhold places and also to refuse admission in exceptional circumstances as they are responsible for the efficient use of resources and education of all children who attend. 

If your child attends Brambles Pre-School, this does not mean that your child will automatically secure a place at Brampton Village Primary School. You will need to apply for a place before the published deadline during the January prior to your child starting school.

 

Brambles Pre-school Timeline / Dates for the diary 

May 

Deadline to confirm place – 3pm on Monday 23rd May 2022. 

Deadline to book walk through session - 3pm on Friday 27th May 2022.  

Deadline to book stay and play session - 3pm on Friday 27th May 2022. 

June 

Walk Through Session – Monday 6th June 2022  between 10-12pm

July 

Stay and Play Session - Thursday 7th July either 10am or 10.30am

August 

Keeping in Touch – Please visit the Brambles Facebook page for handy tips and hints to help prepare over the summer holidays. 

September 

Transition Week – 5th- 9th September. A separate email will go out with times

Brambles Pre-school starts – 12th September for booked sessions