Year 7 Admissions 2019
Parents will be notified of the secondary school places allocated to children on 1st March 2019. Parents who are allocated a place at St Laurence School should return the reply slip to the Local Authority by 15th March 2019 (or reply online to Wiltshire Council in an online application was made). Parents who no longer wish to take up an offer of a place for their child should notify the School and Wiltshire Council immediately so that it can be offered to a child on the waiting list.
Advice and guidance on the admissions process in Wiltshire can be obtained from www.wiltshire.gov.uk
Appeals for Admission to St Laurence School in September 2019
If you wish to appeal the decision not to allocate a place at St Laurence School you should notify the School of this decision in writing by Friday 26th April 2019. Please complete the Appeals Form referring to the guidance notes and return it to the School at the address given (or email firstname.lastname@example.org / tel: 01225 309506 to request a hard copy by post).
You should receive acknowledgement of your Appeals Form within 5 school days. Contact St Laurence School if you do not receive this confirmation.
An independent Appeals Panel will be established to hear all appeals.
The appeal will be held within 40 school days of the deadline for making an appeal. The panel will be made up of three independent people who will consider:
- Whether the admission authority followed its own admission policy and if it had good reasons for not offering your child a place (eg the school was over-subscribed and other children met the over-subscription criteria more closely).
- Whether your child’s need to be at the school is greater than the effects on other children in the school of having additional children at the school.
- Your reasons for wanting your child to attend the school.
- Any supporting evidence that might be relevant to your case.
Appeals for St Laurence School for September 2019
- 01 March 2019: Parents notified by the Local Authority of their allocated school
- 26 April 2019: Deadline for lodging an appeal for St Laurence School admission (September 2019)
- w/c 3rd June 2019: Appeals held at St Laurence School
- You will be given at least 10 School days’ notice of the time of your appeal.
Parents must submit any further evidence and questions to the School 5 working days before the appeals date.
Please see below for a copy of the School Appeal Procedure document and the St Laurence School Appeal Form, 2019.
Transition – Useful dates
Tuesday 2nd April – Year 6 Parents Welcome Evening (Invitation only – allocated times)
Thursday 27th June – Year 6 Induction day (1)
Thursday 4th July – Year 6 Induction day (2)
Term dates: Please check our website when booking holidays.
Year 5 Parent and Child Visits 2019
For children who are currently in Year 5, families have up until 31st October 2019 to make their secondary school application. Our Open Evening will be held on Wednesday 25th September 2019, and is a great way to see our staff and many students displaying what we do so well here at St Laurence. There will also be two opportunities during the evening to hear more about the school’s ethos and approach in the Headteacher’s speech. There is no need to book for this evening.
Year 5 Parent and Child tours of the school
To support our Open evening, we are also able to offer tours of the School during the day (between 8.45am and 11am) to Year 5 children and their parents on the following dates this academic year:
Term 5 2019 – Friday 26th April and 10th May
Term 6 2019 – Friday 14th June and Tuesday 9th July
Term 1 of Year 6 – TBC
Please can we ask that you make one visit per family. Thank you.
Please contact Sally Hackett, Headteacher’s PA (details below) to book a tour.
Admissions into Other Year Groups
The St Laurence School admission policy applies solely to applications for places at St Laurence School. As an Academy St Laurence School acts as its own admission authority, however the process is coordinated by the Local Authority on the School’s behalf. The Governing Body is responsible for determining the procedures and policies.
Parents who wish to apply for their child to enter the school other than in the September of Year 7 should contact the Headteacher’s PA (01225 309506) in the first instance. Please use the email link below.
Admissions Policy and Appeals Procedures
Please find below copies of St Laurence School’s admission policies. The St Laurence School Admission Policy applies solely to applications for places at St Laurence School. As an Academy St Laurence School acts as its own admissions authority. The Governing Body is responsible for determining the procedures and policies.
The admission policy of St Laurence School is, while there are adequate places, to offer a place to all applicants irrespective of gender, religion, ethnicity or country of origin, disability or academic ability. This is subject to St Laurence school being able to meet the reasonable, specific needs of the child, within the resources available.
The School participates in the Local Authority’s Fair Access Protocol.