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Admissions

Admission to Bewdley Primary School

Our standard admission is 45 children per year. Priority in the allocation of places is given to those pupils living in the school catchment area. If places are still available after local needs have been met requests from parents outside our catchment are encouraged.

Induction into School

To ensure the best quality provision for 4 year olds we encourage all pupils to start in the September of the academic year in which they become 5. Prospective pupils and parents/carers will be invited to visit the school on a number of occasions in the term before they start. Pupils will then have the opportunity to begin full time at the start of the academic year in September. We want to ensure that the start to school is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Children may attend part-time for a period of time, if this is deemed to be in their best interests. A consultation may be arranged with the class teacher should a reduced timetable be of benefit to an individual child.

School Transfers at Times Other than at Normal Age of Entry

How to apply

If you would like to apply for a place at Bewdley Primary School at a time other than at normal age of entry into the Reception, you will need to fill in a ‘CA1’ application form.

If you live in Worcestershire - you can download a CA1 form from the Worcestershire County Council website: www.worcestershire.gov.uk If you live outside Worcestershire - you must obtain a CA1 application form from the council where you live (your Home Local Authority).  Once completed the CA1 form should be forwarded to your Current Home Authority Admissions Team to be processed. You will then be contacted and notified of the decision - normally within 10 school days of the form being received.

Where it is not possible to offer a place, parents will be notified of the right of an appeal on behalf of the relevant admission authority, and in most cases an alternative school will be offered.

Waiting Lists

If a space is not available for your child you can apply for your child to be added to the school's waiting list. Waiting Lists for all Worcestershire Voluntary Controlled Schools and Community Schools are maintained by the Pupil Admissions and Transfers Section at WCC and parents need to apply directly to WCC in order to be included.

For more information see the  Admissions Policy below.