Please see attached a copy of the Waltham Forest Admission Arrangements 2017/18 consultation and the amended Buxton school admission arrangements for 2017/18 which has undergone the consultation process.
At Buxton School, we educate pupils from 3 years old right through to 16, providing an ‘All-Through Learning’ experience. This provides continuity through the different stages of learning and puts your child at the heart of the ‘learning community’ where their needs are provided for without interruption to their education.
Buxton is a Foundation School supported by the ‘Buxton Learning Trust’. As a foundation school we do follow the statutory guidance on admissions as set by the local authority. Applications for the school should be made online or on a paper application form and submitted to Waltham Forest Admissions. Nursery applications need to be made directly to the school.
Prospective Parents Visits
Visits to the school by appointment only are warmly welcomed. If you would like to make an appointment please contact the school office.
The Nursery offers a morning, afternoon and some full time spaces. Children attend one of these sessions. The timings for the nursery places are as follows.
Morning session: 8:55am – 12.00 noon
Afternoon session: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Full time: 8:55am-3:30pm (30 hours for working eligible parents)
The new 30 hours entitlement is available as a top-up to the current 15 hours provision. To be eligible for the additional 15 hours of funding, each parent of the child must be employed a minimum equivalent of 16 hours per week, earning at least the national minimum wage. Each parent must earn less than £100,000 per year. Single parent families are also eligible, provided the sole parent works an equivalent of 16 hours per week, at national minimum wage.
How can I confirm my eligibility?
To find out if you are eligible, visit childcarechoices.gov.uk. If you are successful, you will be issued with a code which you must give to the school office. Families will need to re-confirm their eligibility every three months to continue with the funding. If eligibility is not reconfirmed, parents will lose the additional free hours for their child. There will be a grace period that will apply if a family falls out of eligibility.
To apply for a nursery place for your child, please download and complete the form below and return it to the school office. Alternatively you can request a form from the school office. Once a nursery place becomes available we will contact you to arrange an admission interview.
Children are admitted into the Reception classes in September. We currently have 120 places available in Reception. Children attending Buxton Nursery will not be guaranteed a place in Reception. Parent/Carers are required to complete an application form and return to Waltham Forest Admission Service for an allocation to be made. For more information on deadlines for applications, please check the Waltham Forest Website.
Year 7 Admissions
Children are admitted into the Year 7 classes in September. We currently have 180 places available in Year 7. Children attending Buxton Primary will automatically transfer to Year 7. Pupils applying from other schools will need to complete an application form for the Borough they live in. All allocations are made through the Local Authority.
Our Open Evening for prospective parents will be on Thursday 1st October 2015 from 6.00pm – 8.00pm.
In Year Admissions
Any applications for a school made outside the normal year of entry to the school must be made directly to the Local Authority. In accordance with their statutory duty, the Local Authority will be responsible for offering school places to children on behalf of the Governing Body within their In-Year Co-ordinated Admission Scheme.
Waltham Forest Admissions Service contact details
Telephone no: 0208 496 3000- Option 5 for school admissions service
Postal address: Harvey House, 1a Harvey Road, Leytonstone, E11 3DB
If you would like to hand in your application in person, please visit the following address:
Sycamore House, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF
Click here to see our Parent Handbook 2016
Click here to see our Buxton School Parent Handbook 2017
Click here to see our Buxton School Year 7 Parent Handbook 2017
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