Brambles Pre-School serves the community of Brampton, and offers 24 part-time places, throughout the day, for children aged 3 – 4. 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 the term after their 3rd birthday; priority will be given to children who are already three years old at the beginning of the academic year (i.e. children who will be applying to join the Reception class in the following academic year).
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.
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:
- Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1st September in each academic year, who live in Brampton and have a sibling at Brampton Village Primary School
- Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1st September in each academic year and who live in Brampton
- Children who will be 3 years old on or before 1st September in each academic year, living outside Brampton, but who have a sibling at Brampton Village Primary School
- Children who will be 3 years old one or before 1st September in each academic year who live outside Brampton, but nearest the school as measured by a straight line.
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 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 go to Brampton Village Primary School. You will still have to apply for a place when the forms go out in the October prior to your child starting reception class the following September.