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Admissions

Most of our pupils enter at Reception and at Year 3, though pupils are welcome at any age dependent on a place being available. Places in other years are limited and in years where there are no places available we operate a waiting group.

A meeting with Mr Joe Thackway, the Headmaster, is a key part of the admissions process. We encourage prospective parents and pupils to visit us both formally and informally to get a true flavour of the school. We hold various open events throughout the year, including a specific Reception Open Evening in November, which prospective parents and pupils are most welcome to attend.

Crescent School Virtual Reception Open Evening 

We will be having a Virtual Reception Open Evening on Tuesday 17 November from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

This will give prospective families an insight into the Early Years at the Crescent and the firm foundation we give our children for their future learning, in advance of the Early Bird registration deadline for Reception, which has been moved to Wednesday 9 December due to the national lockdown. 

For more information and to register for the event please click here or contact our Registrar, Mrs Helen Morley on 01788 523851 or by email admissions@crescentschool.co.uk.

Our Registrar, Mrs Helen Morley will be
pleased to talk you through the admissions
process and current availability. Contact her on 01788 523851 or email
admissions@crescentschool.co.uk

Why not take a look at Crescent School's Admissions Update e-newsletter. This publication is packed with news to give you a feel for school life, details of forthcoming events which are open to prospective pupils and their families and helpful advice about the admissions process for Crescent School.

To view our latest Admissions Newsletter please click here.

 
 

reception and year 3 2021

Early Bird applicants
 
Siblings of Crescent pupils, those attending Pathfinders Nursery, and any external candidates with a strong interest in a place in Reception or Year 3, are able to apply early and take advantage of a priority application process. The deadline for taking advantage of this priority arrangement is now Wednesday 9 December 2020 (this has been extended from Monday 23 November 2020 due to the national lockdown to hopefully enable interested families to visit the school once the lockdown is lifted). Please return your completed Registration Form with the accompanying fee of £50 (non-returnable) by this date.
 
Your child will be visited in their nursery setting by one of the Early Years Team or in the case of prospective Year 3 children invited in for a Taster Day.  Subject to availability  and a satisfactory visit offer letters will now be sent out first class on Tuesday 15 December 2020 (previously Monday 14 December 2020) – with a Confirmation of Acceptance Form, which we ask you to complete and return to us together with a deposit of £300 by the acceptance deadline of Tuesday 5 January 2021.
 
On-time applicants
 
Applicants interested in a place in Reception or Year 3 following similar timescales to the state application process, need to register by the deadline of Monday 1 February 2021; once we have received your completed Registration Form and accompanying fee of £50 (non-returnable) your child will be visited in their nursery setting by one of the Early Years Team or in the case of prospective Year 3 children invited in for a Taster Day. Subject to availability and
a satisfactory visit, offer letters to applicants will be sent out first class on Friday 5 March 2021 with a Confirmation
of Acceptance Form, which we ask you to complete and return to us together with a deposit of £300 by the acceptance deadline of Monday 26 April 2021.

current reception to year 6

Applications for places in the current Reception to Year 6 (excluding Year 3) will be treated on an individual basis as places are limited. In years where there is no place available we operate waiting groups. Please contact Helen Morley, our Registrar to discuss these on an individual basis.
 
Should the possibility of a potential place be available you will be invited in to meet with Mr Thackway, the Headmaster, then if appropriate you should complete a Registration Form and return it with the accompanying
fee of £50 (non-returnable), after which time your child will be invited in for a taster day.
 
During the taster day children will be assessed both formally and informally. Children in Year 3-6 take a short online assessment to help us gauge their current levels of understanding. Younger children may have a reading age
assessment and of course will produce written language and number work as part of their day in school.
 
Once a taster day is arranged, we will contact you to advise that we plan to seek a reference from your child’s current school. Following the taster day, confirmation of a place being offered would be made in writing subject to
a satisfactory reference being received. To secure your place return your completed Confirmation of Acceptance
Form with a deposit of £300 within 14 days of the date of the offer being made.
 
The final deadline for applications and completed registration forms for entry in September 2021 is Friday 21 May 2021. All incoming pupils need to have completed the admissions process by Friday 11 June 2021 to enable your child to attend our Induction Morning. (Although a place at Crescent School may become available after this date, and applications will be processed, we cannot guarantee availability of places.)
 
Note: Deposits are refunded after the end of the final term which the pupil spends at the school.
Induction
 
 
 
 

Induction

New pupils are given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the
school, staff and fellow pupils when they are invited to our Induction
Morning in the Summer Term.