Westward School

Admissions Procedure

Once a month, on a Friday morning during term time (9.45a.m.), prospective parents are welcome to view the School at work.

Visits are by prior arrangement as numbers are limited, therefore, please contact the School office beforehand.

 Completion and receipt of the Registration Form with £100.00 (non-returnable) registration/administration fee places your child on their peer group class list or waiting list.

To aid administration, kindly inform the School office of any change to contact details while awaiting a place offer or if your circumstances change and wish your child’s name to be removed from the class waiting list.  Thank you.

Notification of a place is sent by letter at the beginning of the Spring term for registered Reception and Nursery children to confirm acceptance of their September place.

ASSESSMENTS

There is not an entry assessment for the Early Years Nursery and Reception classes.

For Year 1 upwards, children are invited to spend a period of time during the School day with their peers for assessment of social and academic ability before a confirmed place is offered. (Is Westward the right school for your child?)

The School must feel confident that prospective pupils will benefit from the education offered.

The assessment fee is £30.00, non returnable.

Both at the application stage and also later in the admissions process it is really important that parents notify the School about any special educational needs or disabilities. We request that parents of pupils with existing special educational needs or disabilities submit any educational psychologist reports or other documentation to the Headteacher who will then meet with the family and consult with the SENCO and relevant class teacher.

RESERVING AN OFFERED PLACE

  • The Confirmation Fee of £750.00 (Reception – Year 6) is payable to reserve an offered place. This payment is returned during the last term providing the correct FULL term’s notice (not accepted after the first day of term) is given.

      Please note – if the confirmed place is NOT taken up, the fee is non returnable.

  • On receipt of a Confirmation Fee – a School contract will be issued to you for signing.
  • Nearer your child’s commencement date parents are given an introductory pack including all necessary documentation and information. A “settling in” session date will be arranged for your child to spend time with the teacher in the class environment.
  • An "Early Years" information meeting for Nursery and Reception parents is scheduled during the Summer term.

Any further enquiries may be directed to Mrs. James in the School office.   01932 220911 or email  admin@westwardschool.co.uk