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Admissions Offers to OWPS for Entry September 2020 

To accept the place 

If you made your application using the Parent Portal, please log in to your account to accept the place offered by 30 April 2020.

Please also contact the school via our email address at office@owps.org.uk or by phone on 01733 370646 from 9am -3pm to accept the place. Please include your child's name, DOB and the pre-school that your child attended in any communication.

Please then go to the Admissions Section of our school website where there is a section which includes all the paperwork to complete, which can be downloaded and then either emailed or posted back to the school as soon as possible.

Hard copies are also available at the School Office. If you wish to pick up a pack, please let us know in advance and we will leave the envelope in the front entrance ready for you to pick up.

Proofs

As part of the school admission process, we require you to provide proof of address. To ensure that offers of school places are made fairly, Peterborough City Council is committed to following strict address verification procedures. Please ensure that you have the correct documentation required in order to avoid any unnecessary delay in the child's admission to our school.

The offer of a school place is conditional until proof of address has been confirmed.

We will require the following proof before your child is admitted into school. Further details for what is acceptable as proof is available on the application form.

1. Proof of where you (the parent/carer) live

2. Proof that the child lives with you (the parent / carer)

3. Proof of the child’s date of birth

Due to the current circumstances at this stage we will only be asking for you to provide copies of your child proofs, to be either posted into the school or scanned and then emailed to office@owps.org,uk.

To decline the place – you must provide information on what educational provision you are making for your child. If you are declining a place because you are wishing to wait for a higher preference, or a place following an appeal, you may leave your child with no school place for September 2020 and it will be your responsibility to provide suitable education for your child. 

You can decline your place online or by contacting the Admissions Team by email at the above address giving the required information by 30 April 2020 and also contacting the school as above.

Failure to respond to this offer by this date may result in the place being offered to another child. 

Right of Appeal – If you are unhappy with your offer, you have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel for any school that you are on the waiting list for. Further information on the appeals process and how to appeal can be found at https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-education/school-admissions/school-admissions-appeals/

Please be aware that accepting the school place your child has been offered will not affect your right to appeal against a higher preference that has been refused or for your child to be on the waiting list for that school. 

With the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and governmental guidance being issued I need to advise you that it has been necessary to postpone all Reception Year admission appeal hearings which are due to take place during the Summer Term, following the National Offer Date on 16 April 2020. 

Given the current health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we are predicting unavoidable delays this year, with regards to the scheduling of all our admission appeal hearings. As such, the School Admissions Team will not be in a position to commence hearing any Reception admissions appeals, as planned and dictated by statutory guidance.

Once the Local authority are able to start the process of rescheduling the hearing they will inform our school of the revised dates. Unfortunately, given the current uncertainty and increasing anxieties surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we are unable to predict at this stage, when this will be.

If you have any further problems, please contact the school direct or contact the Local Authority Admissions Team:

Telephone: 01733 864007 

E Mail: admissions@peterborough.gov.uk 

In-Year Admissions

All work on In-Year admissions is currently on hold, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Please again contact the Local Authority on the details above.

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