If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
Visiting the School
Prospective parents are warmly invited to view the School during the working day. The Headteacher is pleased to show families around and to provide information about the curriculum and the School’s organisation. A prior telephone call will guarantee the Head Teacher’s availability.
It is the policy of the Local Education Authority to make every effort to educate children at the school preferred by their parents. If the number of parental first preferences for the School is greater than the number of places available, places will be allocated according to the following order of priorities:
First Priority: Children who have a brother or sister already attending the School and who will still be in attendance in the year of admission.
Second Priority: Children in the order of proximity of their home to the School, which is determined in every case by measuring the shortest route which can be walked from the child's home to the School.
Children in public care may be admitted even when this means that school’s standard number is exceeded.
Children who become 5 between 1st September and the end of March are usually admitted in September, whilst parents of the younger children have a choice whether they would like their child to start in September, or they would like to enter into a more flexible arrangement leading up to a full time attendance in January. In practice we find that the overwhelming majority of parents wish their child to start school full time in September.
You can also apply to join Redgate Community Primary School at any time during your child's primary education and transfer from another school (due to a house move for example). If you wish to do that please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit with Mrs Webb.
To apply for a place at the school you must contact https://www.sefton.gov.uk and click on Primary Admissions.
Please refer to the School’s Admission Policy/Disability and Discrimination Policy and Special Educational Needs Policy – all available on request. The school’s admission number is 30.
Arrangements for Special Educational Needs Provision
Every effort will be made to accept children with Special Educational Needs or an Educational Health Care Plan. If a child has greater learning difficulties or disabilities than the school can provide for, the Governors may not be able to offer a place. Sefton LA's general policy for those children with more severe difficulties is to seek a formal assessment of the child's needs in accordance with the Education Act 1996. Detailed information on the Authority's special educational provision and advice on the needs of individual children may be obtained from Children’s Services, Town Hall, Bootle. (Tel: 0845 140 0845.)
Getting Ready for School
A series of visits are arranged for Reception children and their parents in our Pre-school Induction Programme during the term prior to admission. This provides opportunities for the children to meet their teachers and to spend some time with the group they will be joining, and for our 'new' parents to get to know us and each other. We also visit our new intake families in their own home prior to admission to the Foundation Stage.