Admission Arrangements

John Hampden School catchment area

Wendover Parish including those parts of Halton Lane within the parish, Moor Park, Dunsmore, Cobblers Hill and Wendover Dene.  Toward Aylesbury as far as World’s End and including Nash Lee Road, Tring Road to the Beeches and Bodington Hill excluding Warneford Avenue and RAF married quarters.

Parents may still apply to this school even if they do not live within the catchment area.  Parental preference is taken into account when allocating places.

Parents unsure about which catchment area they fall into may use the council’s website.  This uses postcodes to tell you your catchment school.  Visit: www.buckscc.gov.uk

Early Years and Foundation Stage

Early Years

Our school runs a designated nursery (The Early Years Class) Autumn Born children can apply for a place in this class for a morning session to start in the Spring Term following their 4th birthday. They subsequently attend for a morning session in the Summer Term. Spring born children can apply for a place in the Early Years Class for a morning session starting in the Summer Term following their 4th birthday. Summer born children are not admitted to the Early Years Class. Applications for a place in the Early Years class should be made directly to the school.  In the event of over subscription, criteria outlined in the school’s admission policy apply.  NB Admission prior to Rising 5 does not guarantee admission to the reception class.  Applications for the Early Years class are made separately and managed by the school.

Foundation Stage (Reception)

The school has an admission number of 90 pupils to the Reception Classes each year i.e 3 classes of 30 children.

We follow County policy for admission to reception classes (Foundation Stage)

Applications for places should be made online as outlined on the Bucks County Council website - School Admissions.

If you live in Buckinghamshire visit the council’s website www.buckscc.gov.uk between

 07 November 2016 and 15 January 2017

You can list up to 4 maintained schools, you can include out of county schools

If you apply online you will receive an email with your child’s allocation on 18 April 2017 or you can log on to the online portal to view your child’s allocation.

Letters for Buckinghamshire residents will be posted out in the first class post on 17 April 2017 for receipt on the 18 April 2017.  Online applicants will only get a letter if the 1st preference has not been allocated.

You have 14 days to accept the place offered.  You can do this online if you applied online in the first instance.

The admissions team at County Hall manage the allocation of all Foundation Stage places.

Joining the school part way through a year

Parents of children wishing to join the school after the initial allocation date should contact the Admissions Team at Bucks County Council. If there are no places available the Admissions team at Bucks County Council will help you find an alternative school for your child.

Induction

Towards the end of the term before admission to the Early Years or Foundation Stage classes, parents are invited to a meeting at the school.  During this meeting there is an opportunity to:

Find out about school routines and procedures
Find out how you can help your child
Ask any questions you may have
Purchase school uniform

Following the meeting, children can visit their new class and meet their teachers.

Children joining us directly into a reception class are also invited to one of these induction meetings and have the opportunity to visit their new classroom and meet their teacher.

Children joining the school part way through the year are welcome to join their new class for an hour before they start properly.  This can be arranged with the school office.  A ‘buddy’ is assigned to a new child to help them settle in and learn new routines.  Parents are welcome, and encouraged, to visit the school and meet a member of staff to answer any queries and talk through school routines prior to their child starting here.