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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

The Local Authority admits children to the school by using the criteria set down in their brochure ‘A Partnership with Parents’. Normally priority is given to children who live with parents or guardians within the catchment area of the school.


Nursery (FS1)


Parents are welcome to visit at any time and fill in an application form. When a place is offered, introductory visits are arranged between home and school.


Children are admitted on a staggered entry basis, and parents/carers are asked to stay with their child for at least one session, and are welcome to stay longer.


We aim to provide a happy and secure environment in which every child can experience a wide variety of learning opportunities as well as being able to play co-operatively alongside and with other children. The planned Foundation Stage curriculum builds upon the skills and understanding which each child has already acquired, and develops them in all areas of their learning and development, including social, emotional, physical and intellectual.


Children transfer into Reception classes in September. 


Reception (FS2)


We welcome parents to visit the FS2 provision and to meet the staff.  Parents apply for a school place through Primary Admissions, once a place has been offered you will be invited to an introductory visit, your child will also be offered a home and nursery visit to get to know the staff better and be able to find out about your child.




Key Stage 1 and 2


Children move into Year 1 in the September following their admission into the Reception classes.


Children continue to move through the year groups each September until they are ready to transfer at the end of Year 6 into secondary education.


Any parent wishing to visit the school before applying for admission for their child is more than welcome to do so. Please phone for an appointment.


When your child transfers from (Nursery) or starts at our school you will be invited to attend a pre admissions meeting. Here you will be asked to complete a detailed admission form and receive important information about the school. Please bring along with you your child’s birth certificate or passport and completed admission form.




Meynell Primary School will ensure it meets its duties under the Schools Admissions Code of Practice by:

  • Not refusing admission for a child that has named the school in their EHC plan.
  • Adopting fair practices and arrangements in accordance with the Schools Admission Code for the admission of children without an EHC plan.
  • Considering applications from parents of children who have SEND but do not have an EHC plan.
  • Not refusing admission for a child who has SEND but does not have an EHC plan because the school does not feel able to cater for those needs.
  • Not refusing admission for a child on the grounds that they do not have an EHC plan.

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