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Academy Admissions

Admissions for September 2023 entry into Reception

 

If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, you will be eligible to apply to Abbey View Primary Academy for Reception entry in September 2023.

Inspiring Futures Partnership Trust determines Abbey View Primary Academy’s admission arrangements in agreement with Buckinghamshire’s Admission Authority (LA).

Abbey View will be part of the Local Authority’s coordinated admissions scheme. Details of how to apply for a place at the academy are available at:
Applying for a school place

 Application Timeline

-4th November 2022- Applications open for primary school places (11am)

-15th January 2023- Deadline to submit your child's application (midnight)

-31st January 2023- Deadline for address evidence if you're moving into Bucks

-17th April 2023- School offer day

Questions and queries

If you have any questions or queries on the admissions process, then please contact Buckinghamshire County Council via their contact form Contact Form

Admissions Policy

You can find our Admissions Policy on our Policies page. The link is below:

Policies

Catchment Area

 

To check the catchment area please visit the Bucks website below:

Bucks School Directory

September 2023 Admission Statistics

For our September 2023 Reception cohort 45% were siblings and the rest were either children with EHCPs or children who live within the catchment area. The catchment area admissions went to a distance of 0.24 miles. The map below roughly indicates this distance.

In-year admissions

In-year admissions (any child wishing to join the school after the September intake of pre-5 year olds) are handled by the academy.

Please contact the academy office for further information.

Visits to the academy for in-year admissions

We do not permit a visit/tour in this instance, until we are offering you a place because you are top of the waiting list and someone is leaving. This is to protect the time of our staff and disruption to the children's learning as our waiting lists are very long and the visit requests would be numerous.

Upon being offered a place, you can then do a tour with the secretary before deciding whether you would like to accept.

What do I do if my child did not receive a place at Abbey View?

You may be disappointed that your child has not received a place in Reception at Abbey View, or that you have moved into the catchment area and we are full and cannot accept your child. In this case, you can contact the office and request to be put on the waiting list. 

Please note that letters and emails with personal appeals asking to be moved up the waiting list or admitted above other families cannot be considered. We are legally required to follow our admissions criteria at all times.

You should be aware that it's rare for children to leave Abbey View. This only happens on occasion, usually when their family is relocating out of the area, or they have decided to go to private school.

You do have the right to appeal, however, appeals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are rejected due to the government-imposed legal limits of 30 children in a class for under 8s. Exceptions would be a child new to the area who was 'Looked After' or had an EHCP, in which case they would be admitted above the limit of 30 under our admissions policy and no appeal would be necessary. The only other exception would be where a parent provides exceptional medical, social or educational reasons for choosing the school, supported by evidence, which means Abbey View is the only school that can provide an appropriate education for the child. You would need to be able to prove, with very strong evidence, why the school your child is (or will be) attending cannot provide the education required and Abbey View can.  This is also the case for appeals into older year groups.

Please note that the following reasons are not valid reasons for appeal when the year group is full:

  • Parental preference
  • Living in the catchment area

We would also ask you to consider that we, as the academy, pay for every appeal that parents make and this money comes out of the budget meant to serve the children who are already on roll here.

The chances of winning an appeal are extremely low.  In our experience, this is because almost all appeals being put forward by parents are not for valid reasons beyond their personal preference for the school and/or because going above our agreed admissions number would be detrimental to the children who are already here. If this is why you want to appeal, we would strongly advise you to reconsider.

Buckinghamshire Council:

Most appeals fail because primary schools are full and cannot admit additional children without harming the education of the existing children or breaching the law relating to infant class sizes.

Appeals can be stressful for parents and are expensive for schools.

The DfE:

You should be aware that an appeal can prolong the period of uncertainty for parents and children, so it’s important to be realistic about your reasons for appealing and the chances of being successful.