Joining ‘Reception’ in September 2023
Thank you so much for taking an interest in our school.
In due course the Local Authority will contact you directly. They will ask you to express a number of preferences, in a ranked order. We hope to feature highly on your shortlist, and highly recommend that you watch in full our ‘Virtual Open Day’ video, currently in preparation. (See ‘Open Days’ for full details).
Parents will still need to apply even if they have children already at the school. No child will be considered for a place at any school unless they make an application to their Local Authority.
Admissions 2022 – A Timeline from the Local Authority
The following information and dates refer to the ‘September 2022 intake’ of Reception pupils, and is offered only as a guide for Septembers in later years.
|From November 2022||Letters are sent out from the Local Authority (Gloucestershire County Council - GCC) explaining how to apply for a school place. If you are a Gloucestershire resident and you still have not received a letter by December, please contact co-ordinated admissions|
|From 3rd November 2022 to midnight, 15th January 2023||Online application facility open. The facility CLOSES at Midnight on 15th January 2023|
|Midnight 31st March 2023||Closing date for requesting a deferment for Summer-born children. The documentation for this can be found below.|
|Monday 17th April 2023||Allocation Day|
|Monday 24th April 2023||Closing date to return reply form accepting the School/Academy place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s|
|After Monday 15th May 2023||Outcome of waiting list requests|
|Midnight Monday 22nd May 2023||Appeals to NORTH NIBLEY should be made by 22nd May so that outcomes are shared and time is still available for further appeals to the Local Authority. Those making an appeal will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing. Decision letters will be sent within 5 school days of the hearing wherever possible. The documentation for this process can be found below.|
|Midnight Monday 22nd May 2023||Closing date for return of reply forms to the Local Authority (GCC).|
|June 2023 to July 2023||Appeals to the Local Authority will be heard.|