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Admissions Information and how to accept a place for Foundation Stage Start in September 2022

 

From 10 September 2021

Application process for starting in reception or Year 3 in a Junior school begins. Opportunity for parents/carers to visit individual schools.

15 January 2022 NATIONAL CLOSING DATE

Closing date for completed online applications. We strongly recommend that you do not delay your application to the last minute in case of technical problems.

SIFS to have been returned to schools directly.

31 January 2022 Final date change requests linked to changes of address and applications from UK Service Personnel will be accepted.

February/March/April Preference forms checked, validated and determined

19 April 2022 NATIONAL OFFER DAY

Parents that applied online can log onto the council’s website from 12.30am to see which school their child has been offered.

Allocation information will be published on the Peterborough City Council website.

Letters will be posted 2nd class to parents who did not make an online application. No decisions will be issued by telephone.

April 2022 Continuing Interest lists established

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 2022 Closing date for parents to either accept or refuse the school place offered. If the parent does not reply, the offer will be withdrawn.

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.

Once you have accepted your place please come to the School Office to pick up a pack of information an Application Form and other forms to complete.

Week commencing 03 May 2022 Second round of allocations for late applications received between 16 January and 30 April.

Between June 2022 to July 2022 Independent Appeal Panels meet to consider appeals from parents/carers who are unhappy with their school allocation.

Dates for the appeal deadline is available at www.peterborough.gov.uk/admissions

From week commencing 25 May 2022 All applications received between 1 May and 31 August will be processed and offers made on an individual basis.

September 2022 Children start school full or part time.

 

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 2021 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 2022 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. 

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