Telephone: 0208 539 2466
In 2019-20, all admissions to any Arbor academy schools will be managed by Waltham Forest Local Authority. The following information is provided to support you in understanding the current admission arrangements.
Applying for a Nursery place for September 2019 in one of the Trust schools
2yr Nursery Places
If your child is between 2 and 3 years of age, you have an income below £16,190 and are claiming one of the following benefits, you could be eligible for a free early education place with a childcare provider:
• Income Support
• Income based Job Seekers’ Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• Guaranteed Element of the State Pension Credit
• Or Child Tax Credit, provided you have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs
You cannot be in receipt of Working Tax Credit (except during the four-week period immediately after the employment ceases, or after you start to work fewer than 16 hours per week).
If you meet the criteria above apply now!
To find out if you are eligible for a free early education place go to www.myearlylearning.co.uk to complete the online form. You will need to know your National Insurance number or National Asylum Seekers Number and basic information about yourself and then your child (those under the age of 3).
Once you have submitted your online eligibility form you will receive a reference number to include on your application.
3yr Nursery Places
To apply you will need to complete an application form and submit to the school office.
Your child may also be eligible for additional funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium if you have a household income below £16190 and are claiming one of the following benefits:
• Income Support
• Income based Job Seekers Allowance
• Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and with a family gross income of less than £16,190)
• National Asylum Seekers Support
• Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
• Employments and Support Allowance - Income Related only
• Universal Credit
To apply you will need to complete an application form which is available from the School office.
For any applications you will need to contact the school office to make an appointment where you will need to bring either your child’s passport or birth certificate for proof of identity.
For further information regarding admissions at Selwyn Nursery, please contact Gina Milan on 0208 527 3814 or for further information regarding admissions at Davies Lane, please conatct Laura Minns on 0208 539 2466.
Applying for a Reception place for September 2019
The closing date for applications will be the 15 January 2019.
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2020.
You must apply for a Reception class for your child even if they attend a school nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. If your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school this does not give them any priority for a place in Reception at that school.
The eAdmissions website for online applications opened on 1 September 2018 and the closing date for applications was 15 January 2019. There is a link to the website at the bottom of this page. If you are having a technical problem completing your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In-year admissions is the term used when a child is looking for a school place during the academic year.
Applications for in-year admission are usually made when you have moved to or moved house within Waltham Forest and need a new school place for your child as a result of that house move.
You need to fill in an in-year common application form if your child is out of school and of school age, or if you want your child to move from one school to another within the same year group.
Transferring schools for reasons other than a house move
It is extremely important that a child has continuity in their education. For this reason, Waltham Forest Council strongly discourages unnecessary transfers between schools.
If your child is already attending a school, but you feel that a move would be in their best interests, you should discuss your reasons for this with your child’s current school. It is important that you try to resolve any difficulties by working with the school, rather than requesting a transfer.
If you still want to apply for a school transfer then you can fill in an in-year common application form. You will need to provide your reasons for requesting a change of school and set out what you have done to try to resolve the issues with the current school.
Transfers from home education or alternative educational provision
If your child is being educated at home and you now wish them to be considered for a mainstream school, you must also complete an in-year common application form.
Children attending alternative education provision who are ready to attend a mainstream school are normally placed through Waltham Forest’s Fair Access Protocol.
This ensures that the amount of time any child is out of school is kept to a minimum.
For further information regarding admissions at Selwyn, please contact Gina Millan on 0208 527 3814 or for further information regarding admissions at Davies Lane, please conatct Laura Minns on 0208 539 2466.
Over Subscription Criteria
If no places are available a waiting list is held. Allocations will be made based on a space becoming available for the child at the top of the waiting lists. Waiting lists for Nursery are held within the school, whilst waiting lists for Reception or above are with the borough admissions.
In 2018- 19, all admissions to any Arbor academy schools will be managed by Waltham Forest Local Authority. If your child is not offered a place at the school, you can appeal.
To appeal for a place at a local authority maintained school in Waltham Forest, please email email@example.com. You must send the form to them within 14 days of receiving the decision.
Arbor Academy Trust,
Davies Lane Primary School,
0208 539 2466
0208 539 2466 ext 2333
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