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 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.
Applying for a Reception Place for September 2018
If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they are due to start in Reception class at primary school from September 2018
You must apply for a reception place for your child even if they attend Nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. If your child attends Nursery attached to a school this does not give them any priority for a place in Reception at that school.
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 online application form on Waltham Forest Website
Year 7 Admissions
If your child is currently in Year 6 they are due to start secondary school in September 2018. You must apply for a secondary place for your child even if they have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. If your child attends an All Through school and you wish them to automatically transfer to year 7, please contact the school who will advise you what to do to follow our automatic transfer process.
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
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. The link to the parent portal is available through the admissions page of the Council’s website.
Any applicant refused a place at Buxton School due to over subscription has a right to appeal.
The appeal must be made directly to Buxton School using the form in the link below by 29th March 2018.
The timetable and process for appeals to Year 7 in September 2018 is:
- 1st March 2018 National Offer day
- 29th March 2018 Deadline when appeals should be submitted to Buxton School
- May 2018 onwards Secondary appeals heard
- 17th May 2018 Target date for which any appeals lodged by the due date will be heard
The timetable for Reception appeals:
- 14th May 2018 Date by which primary appeals should be lodged
- June 2018 onwards Primary appeals heard
- 16 July 2018 target date for which any appeals lodged by the due date should be heard
Click here to see Appeals Guide for Parents and Carers 2017
Click here to see our Buxton School Parent Handbook 2018
Click here to see our Buxton School Year 7 Parent Handbook 2017-18
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