Atlas nursery has 39 places available on a morning only basis. A waiting list is in operation and your child’s name can be added as soon as you would like.
Two members of staff visit all children at home. Staff take an information booklet for the parent and a pack for the child. Admissions forms and other details are either filled in or confirmed, particularly any medical or dietary needs. A copy of the birth certificate or passport will be requested for school records.
Settling Children into the Nursery.
Every child is an individual and therefore no prescribed time can be set for a settling in period.
Parental views and the needs of the child will to an extent determine this. In any case all parents will be encouraged to support their child in the first few days allowing longer time where appropriate.
Children’s needs will be carefully assessed and help and support given accordingly. In some cases parents may be asked to collect their child earlier if this is deemed necessary towards their settling in period.
All children arriving in the nursery are expected to be fully toilet trained.
We do expect all our children to attend regularly. This is not only important for their academic and social development but will also promote good habits and punctuality.
If your child is ill please let school know as soon as possible.
Nursery Session Times
The Nursery will be open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 11.30.
Parents are responsible for bringing and collecting their child from the nursery.
Atlas Community primary school is a one form Community Primary School catering for children between the ages of 3 and 11.
Responsibility for admission to the school lies with the Governors but is delegated to the Head teacher. It is advisable for parents with Nursery age children to place their child’s name on the waiting list.
Admission to Reception
Reception age children are admitted to school in the year which they are 5 years old ie between September 1st and August 31st of a given academic year.
Children are admitted on a full time basis in September. A child attending Nursery school may be admitted in January for valid child development reason. Such admissions will be rare and parents will need to talk to the school before making that choice.
Pupils aged between 4 and 7 years of age will be taught in classes of no more than 30 as set out in the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
Pupils in Years One to Six
Pupils can be admitted to school at any time during the academic year although it is usual to wait until the end of a term to reduce disruption. The Governors would prefer these classes to be no bigger than 30 pupils.
In Year Admissions
From September 2010, any In-Year Admissions are dealt with by the Local Education Authority, please see below for further details and an application form.
How to Apply for a Place at Atlas Primary School
Normally the first point of contact for parents it to ring the office and arrange to meet with the Head teacher and the Home School Liaison officer. Visits to the school are recommended.
If a place is requested, parents will be asked to fill in a form that includes important information such as full name, date of birth, home address, contact numbers, details of a child’s religion, home language, dietary requirements and any health needs are also required.
Once the place has been offered, parents are encouraged to bring their children into school to allow them to spend some time in their new class(es) getting to know the teacher and other children so that they can settle quickly into their new class(es) once they join us on a full time basis.
Children with SEND.
If a child has a statement of Special Education Needs, admission to the school is at the discretion of the Governing Body. Further details can be obtained from the Head teacher.
Extended Holidays (Leave of Absence).
The school does not support extended holidays during term times because this has a negative impact on the child’s work and progress in school.
We recognise that in extenuating circumstances parents may need to go abroad during term time. All such requests will have to be made in writing giving at least 2 weeks’ notice. The Head teacher, with advice from the Governing Body, will carefully consider the application and inform parents of the outcome.
Parents will need to fill in a form which clearly states the days their child will be away from school.
If the visit extends the return date, then it is possible the child will lose their place at the school and will not be re-admitted upon their return.
The Admissions Team at Bradford Council
The Admissions Team process the annual allocations to reception and year seven, in-year applications and also the appeals procedure.
We offer advice to parents and other agencies regarding all admission and appeal related enquiries.
We also provide advice and guidance to schools concerning current and new legislation relating to admissions and ensure that the statutory responsibilities are carried out in accordance with the Admissions and Appeals Code of Practice.
Members of the public who come to Future House wanting to meet with staff in the School Admissions Team will only be able to do so on the following days and times. It will not be possible for visitors to meet with Admissions staff outside these times.
Monday 9.30am – 12.30pm
Tuesday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 12.30pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm
Please click here to view the consultation documents relating to Immanuel College. The consultation process will end on 1 March 2015
Please click here to view the consultation documents relating to St Walburga’s Catholic Primary School. The consultation process will end of 1 March 2015
► Please click on the below documents to view the latest school admissions code and the latest school appeals code.
► Annual Allocation to Primary School
Please click here to view the scheduled timetable for allocations into primary school for September 2015
Please click here to view the ‘Applying to Primary School-September 2015 Booklet’
Please click here to view the ‘Guide for Parents about Primary School 2015’
Please click here to view the questions and answers regarding applying for primary school in 2015
► Annual Allocation to Secondary School
Please click here to view the scheduled timetable for allocations into secondary school for September 2015
Please click here to view the ‘Applying to Secondary School-September 2015 Booklet’
Please click here to view the ‘Guide for Parents about Secondary School 2015’
Please click here to view the questions and answers regarding applying for secondary school in 2015
► In-Year Admissions
There are two seperate application forms for in-year admissions which can be downloaded below
► Fair Access Protocol (FAP)
All Local Authorities are required to operate a Fair Access Protocol (FAP) which ensures that school places are secured quickly for most vunerable children who are missing education and to ensure that all schools in an area admit their fair share of pupils with significant challenging behaviour. The protocol has been developed in line with DfE requirements as set out in the 2009 School Admissions Code and following consultation with the Admissions Forum and headteachers.
Mid-Term Transfer Policy
The mid-term transfer policy explains when children can change or start a new school, click here to view the arrangements
► School Admission Appeals
If parents require any information regarding the school appeals process, please ask them to ring or email the Admissions Team using the telephone number or email address above.
In line with the School Admission Appeals Code we have to publish an appeals timetable by 1 Feb each year. Please click here to view the current timetable, this relates to entry to primary and secondary school in September 2015.
► Allocation to nursery class in primary school
Click here to view the admission policy for nursery classes in primary school
Click here to view the admissions policy for admitting 2yr olds to nursery classes in primary school
Click here to view a list of primary schools with nursery classes
Click here to download an application form for a nursery class in primary school
Below are examples of the chargeable services that the Admissions Team can offer, if you wish to discus this with us, please contact Val Jordan 01274 385607 or Emma Cheetham 01274 385603.