If you are a prospective parent and considering St. Andrew's as the school to send your child to, it is never too early to start thinking about this. We always recommend that you complete one of our expression of interest forms and return it to our school office. (see below)
Because we are a very popular and oversubscribed school, we recommend that you make an appointment to come and visit us to discuss the admissions process.
We follow Sefton's policy for School Admissions.
Admissions to the Reception class will usually be in the September at the beginning of the school year in which the child will reach his/her 5th birthday. Please read our admissions criteria for guidance regarding our admission arrangements. If you have any questions, please contact our school office.
Admission number - 30 children per year
We are a Church of England School and we welcome children from all faiths/no faith. Children take part in collective worship and Christian values underpin all that we do.
After the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan which names the school and where there are more applications than places available, the following admissions criteria will be applied in order to allocate places.
1) A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after and ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order). A child who appears to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be so as a result of being adopted.
2) Sibling - children who have a brother or sister living in the same house who already attends the primary school of their choice, provided they will still be in attendance at the school in September of entry. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as step-children, foster children and half-brothers and sisters, adopted brothers and sisters or children of the parent/carer's partner, living in the same family unit at the same address.
3) Distance - children in order of proximity of their home to the school. If it is not possible to offer places to all applications within any criteria, then priority will be given to those living closest to the school measured by the shortest walking distance from the child's home.
As part of the admissions process you must complete the online application via your local authority website. Please note, if you are a resident who lives outside of Sefton, you must apply through the relevant local authority e.g. Lancashire or Knowsley (please see links below).
The Governors of St Andrew's Church of England School Primary School supports the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001). The Governors are, therefore, committed to the principle of all children having equal rights of access, if this can reasonably be provided.
The admission of a child with Special Educational Needs to the School will be conditional upon:
(a) The parents'/guardians' full disclosure to the School of the child's disability. Appropriate planning by the School, including requests for additional funding, are dependent upon the School having access to all the relevant information
(b) Following the procedures which are set out in any school policies relating to Special Educational Needs e.g. Assessing Children's Educational Needs
(c) The availability of appropriate facilities within the school. These include both physical facilities and reasonable curricular provision
(d) Agreement about the stages for which entry is being offered. In particular, transition from Primary to Secondary will be dependent upon a review of the child's needs and the evaluation of any difficulties which the child may have in accessing an appropriate education
(e) Acceptance by the parents/guardians that some educational opportunities, which take place off-site may not be available. The above conditions will also apply, if a disability develops during the course of a child's education at St Andrew's CE Primary School.