As you might expect, our preparations for admission to the 2020/21 academic year are a little different. While we are not able to host a ‘Reception 2021 Intake’ event for prospective parents and carers, we recognise the importance of families having access to the information that they need to make the best possible choice for their child.
We therefore encourage parents and carers to visit Kennett Primary School for a personalised 1:1 experience at a mutually convenient time between 3:30pm and 4:30pm. This provides an individual approach, so that families may meet the team, look around our school and ask any questions that they may have.
Please call the team in our school office - on 01638 750386 - if you would like to arrange a visit (subject to lockdown restrictions)
A copy of the school's admission policy may be found here.
Cambridgeshire County Council is responsible for Reception admissions at Kennett Primary School. Full details of the admissions policy are set out in the “Cambridgeshire Schools Admissions” booklet.
All the information you need to know about the admissions process is available in the First Steps guide below (please click on the picture to access the link) and is also available on the County Council’s website at:
Do you need to apply?
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, and you live in Cambridgeshire, you need to apply for a place in a Reception cohort. The deadline for applications is Friday 15th January 2021 and families will receive an offer for a place on Friday 16th April 2021. Our Published Admission Number (PAN) is 15 and we are very often oversubscribed; it is important for families to complete the application by the stated deadline.
Children begin their learning journey at Kennett Primary School in the Autumn term of the school year in which they turn 5-years-old. Our Reception children attend school on a reduced timetable to start with, but will typically increase to fulltime attendance within their first full week. If a more flexible approach is required, this can be explored with our reception teacher - Mrs Owen.
We are aware that starting school can be daunting for parents and carers and their children. We will support you with any concerns that you may have, through a thorough transition programme. This programme ensures that families have plenty of opportunities to communicate with the school so that each child’s individual needs and character are well understood. Typically, we offer transition visits to the school so that parents, carers and children may meet with the reception teacher (during the Summer Term) and home visits early in the Autumn Term. Other arrangements in place include:
- o Visits by the reception teacher to those children attending local nurseries; this allows children to meet their new teacher in surroundings that are familiar to them.
- o An introductory meeting – for parents and carers – to provide families with: key information; an insight into school life at Kennett Primary School and an opportunity to share concerns about their child starting school.
- o An invitation for all children allocated a place by the County Council to attend one morning and one afternoon familiarisation session towards the end of the Summer term.
If you have any specific questions, or feel that you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
Data Protection Act
Information from home is gathered initially on an admission form. This is held on a school computer and is covered by the Data Protection Act. It is vital that we are informed of any changes in emergency phone numbers or other essential information as soon as changes take effect.
For further information regarding admissions parents and carers are invited to contact the Cambridgeshire Admissions Team:
Tel: 0345 045 1370