You’ll find this page useful if you are considering enrolling your child at our Academy.
Being a Prospective Parent
We know that Thames View Infants is one of the best Schools in the Country. However, we understand how daunting being a new Parent can be, especially when charged with the task of finding the right School for your child. We are here to help you with that journey and our Family Support Team can offer the guidance and care you need to help you make the right decision. We offer prospective parents the option of a tour of the school and the choice of a professional to answer any questions you might have. To arrange such a visit, please contact our School Office.
Children are admitted into the Nursery in the September after their 3rd birthday. Children are admitted to the Infant School in the September after their 4th birthday.
Parents may place their child on the Nursery waiting list after their 2nd birthday. The admission process for securing a Reception place usually starts as early as the December in the year before the child starts school. All admissions to and between schools within the Local Authority, including starting Reception, is administered “centrally” by the Local Authority’s Admissions Team. Parents wanting a place in the school, should complete the relevant documentation and return it to the Local Authority or apply on-line. We must emphasise that securing a place in the nursery does not necessarily guarantee a school place. To apply for a Nursery place, please come to the School Office.
You will be notified in May if the school can offer you a place. If your child did not attend our Nursery, you and your child will be asked to attend our “getting ready for Reception” drop-ins in June. All new Parents will be required to attend an important meeting in July, usually on the last day of the Summer Term.
Starting School in September
When children begin school in September, they come for half a day for the first few weeks. This gives them a chance to learn new routines and gives their teacher a chance to give them the attention they require at this early stage. All new children receive a home visit prior to admission.
Children that join our school mid-way through the year, are introduced to a nominated class buddy who will help look after them over the first few weels. The School Council will also meet the child and will help to ensure that they feel welcomed and are not alone at playtimes and lunchtimes. We recommend that you talk to your child’s teacher as often as possible throughout the initial settling-in period. If you find that, suddenly, your child appears overly unsettled then please talk to us – there might be a reason for this and we’ll work together to help overcome it.
If you are unsuccessful in your application, the LA will place you on a waiting list.
Please click the below link in order to view full details of our Local Authority’s Admissions Procedures, which our Academy observes.