Starting School For The First Time
The Application Portal for Reception 2021 opens on 2nd November 2020
Elmtree Nursery Admissions Policy
We admit children into our Nursery every term and it is important for parents to complete a registration form so that we are aware of their interest in the school. Priority is given to those children who live in the catchment area or who have siblings attending Elmtree.
Elmtree School Admissions Policy
Until July 2020 Elmtree Infant and Nursery was a community school and followed the admission arrangements set by Buckinghamshire Council Local Authority (LA). The school will continue to follow these arrangements until September 2022. Elmtree Infant and Nursery School is now part of the Oxford Diocesan Bucks Schools Trust, who are the admissions authority for the school and the Trust may make changes to the policy for admission from that date.
Until then if there are more applications received than the places available at the school, then the places will be allocated within the primary scheme in accordance with the published LA oversubscription criteria for the school. Details for dates for timely applications and how late applications are handled are given in the primary scheme parents’ guide on the Buckinghamshire Council website. Parents/guardians wishing to apply for a place in our Reception Class for September 2021 must complete the common application form provided by their home local authority (the home LA). The home LA is the LA in whose area the parent(s) live at the time of application. The online application must reach the LA no later than 3.00 pm on 15 January 2021. Applications received after this date will normally only be considered after all those received on or before the cut off date. Offers and refusals of places will be posted by the home LA on 16 April 2021.
Questions regarding this round of admissions should be directed to Bucks County Council Admissions Team. Please contact them in the first instance by using their 'Contact Us' form which can be found at www.buckscc.gov.uk/contactadmissions .
The school is currently consulting around the admission policy for 2022/23. The consultation policy is available below and on the ODBST website https://www.odbst.org.uk/. The consultation will close at noon on 27th November 2020. Please send any comments addressed for the attention of Clerk to the Governors at firstname.lastname@example.org or to ODBST at admin.ODBST@oxford.anglican.org.