Admissions

Admissions

A copy of the school prospectus can be downloaded here:

Children are admitted to the school according to the admission rules set by the Local Education Authority – Hertfordshire County Council. These admission rules are published on the internet at Herts Direct.  Letters are sent out to parents in November by Hertfordshire County Council, informing them of the Application Process.  The vast majority of applications now take place online but paper forms are still accepted.  More information can be found at Admissions.

All of the applications for all schools are looked at and sorted according to first preferences. If there is over-subscription for any of the schools then rules are applied to determine who goes to which school. The rules are explained in the literature that accompanies the application information and are reviewed annually. Do ask if there is anything that you do not understand as our experience with these matters puts us in a good position to help you. There are rights of appeal against decisions that you are not happy with.

There are new parents’ events in the term before your child starts school where you will have the opportunity to meet staff and ask questions.

Primary School Applications for Reception Academic Year 2021/22

Following the recent Government announcement of a national ‘lockdown’ starting on 5th November 2020, we have had to cancel our ‘in-person’ school tours for prospective new Reception class parents.

Please view the pre-recorded presentation and virtual tour here..

We then have the following Parent Q&A sessions available for you to book onto and these will be delivered via ZOOM:

Thursday 17th November 2020        10.00 a.m.

Wednesday 25th November 2020    11.00 a.m.

Saturday 28th November 2020        11.00 a.m.

Tuesday 1st December 2020             2.00 p.m. 

Wednesday 2nd December 2020     7.30 p.m.

Thursday 10th December 2020        10.00 a.m.

Thursday 10th December 2020         7.30 p.m.

To book a place on any of the above sessions please email admin@skyswood.herts.sch.uk stating your name and which date you require.  We will then email you a link to the ZOOM meeting nearer the time.

We would like to wish parents every success with their applications for school places in our local area.

Resources for Parents of New Starters 

The following resources have been provided by the Links AP Academy.

Information Leaflet for Parents from Links

Getting Ready for School Visual Aids – Girls

Getting Ready for School Visual Aids – Boys

Along with the support already in place from school, the information leaflet for parents shares ways to develop skills and promote confidence, before their child starts school, for a happy and successful transition into Reception.

The ‘Getting Ready for School’ visual aids support independence and self-care at home. The squares on the pages can be cut out by parents and stuck on an A3 piece of card, or just stuck to a child’s wall/door with blu tack or similar, in the order that they would like their child to complete them – taking out what does not apply. It would be very useful for parents to start using these through the summer holidays!

book a place on any of the above sessions please email admin@skyswood.herts.sch.uk stating your name and which date you require.  We will then email you a link to the ZOOM meeting nearer the time.

We would like to wish parents every success with their applications for school places in our local area.