ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL (age 4-11)

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Children usually start school at the beginning of the academic year that their fifth birthday falls in.

All Admissions to Llantarnam Community Primary School are administered through Torfaen County Borough Council Admissions team. They admit pupils up to the school’s Admission Number (AN) - the AN is the number of pupils who should be admitted to a relevant age group if sufficient applications are received. Our school admission number is 45 pupils per year group.   

Where the number of applications exceed the number of places available, the over-subscription criteria below will be used to determine which applicants would be offered places:

 

Priority 1 - Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs

Priority 2 - Children who are looked after by the Local Authority (e.g. fostered), or children who have been previously looked after

Priority 3 - Children on medical grounds (supported by a medical consultant’s report, specifying the medical advantage of the child attending the preferred school compared with the normal catchments.

Priority 4 - Children residing in the catchment area of their chosen school with siblings

Priority 5 - Children residing in the catchment area of their chosen school without siblings

Priority 6 - Children residing out of the catchment area of their chosen school with siblings

Priority 7 - Children residing out of the catchment area of their chosen school without siblings.

  

Torfaen's primary school admission process is now mainly online, with a web link for the application form being made available to parents while the initial admission round is open (usually early November to mid January).

Paper copies of the application form can be requested if preferred.

Any applications submitted after the closing date will be considered late, and applications received before the closing date will be prioritised and processed before them.

More information about Torfaen's Primary Admissions procedures can be found HERE.

ADMISSION PROCEDURES FOR NURSERY (from 3 years)

Children are eligible to start a nursery placement from the beginning of the term after their third birthday, subject to spaces (each school term starts at the beginning of September, January and April). 

Places are allocated on a part time basis - morning or afternoon sessions for five days a week.

Torfaen Admissions send out application forms direct to parents of children who are eligible for a nursery place the following year (applications are sent in September, for intake in the following January, April and September).

The applications are sent to the address at which the child was living when their birth was registered, so if you have moved in the meantime you might need to request an application form from the admissions department, or from the school.

Please note: The placement of your child in our nursery unit does not guarantee your child a Reception place, you will still need to submit a Reception application form, and the above priority criteria apply.

 

More information about Torfaen's Nursery admissions procedures can be found HERE.

SECONDARY ADMISSIONS

Children normally transfer from primary to secondary school at the start of the school year in which their twelfth birthday falls, i.e after they finish Year 6 at primary school.

The admissions process for Secondary school is usually open between mid September and Mid November. It is now primarily online, with paper copies available on request.

We are a feeder school for Croesyceiliog School and Cwmbran High School, and have strong links with both, engaging with various transition activities and days in preparation for the move from Primary to Secondary school.

More information about Torfaen Secondary Admissions procedures can be found HERE.

MID YEAR TRANSFERS

There can be various reasons why parents/carers may feel a mid-year transfer is appropriate for their child(ren). However, there can also be good educational reasons for a transfer not to take place, and so we would always ask parents to consider carefully before deciding to apply for a transfer.

If you do wish to apply for a mid year transfer, then a transfer form should be completed and submitted to Torfaen admissions. An online application form can be found on Torfaen CBC's website.

More information about Torfaen Admissions mid year transfer procedures can be found HERE.

For more information about admission procedures within Torfaen County Borough Council please contact Torfaen Admissions on 01495 766915, or email kath.worwood@torfaen.gov.uk