Joining the School
We look forward to welcoming your child into the Longvernal learning family! However, places are limited at the school, which is why we advise parents that it is a good idea to begin thinking about a school place for their child 12 to 18 months before your child will be starting school, and to contact us then.
Children who become four years old on or before the 31st August may be admitted into school at the beginning of the academic year, which begins in September. The first step is to come and have a look around our school during a school day and meet the Headteacher. It is helpful to see the children at work and perhaps meet your child's future teachers, if they are free.
The next step is to fill in an admission form. These will be available on the Council website in September one year before your child’s starting date and should be returned to the LEA by the date specified.
All schools have a standard number of children that they can accept each year. The agreed Admissions Number for this school is 15. In the event that more applications are received by the LEA for this school than the agreed admissions number, the Admissions criteria published in 'A Primary School for your child in Bath and North East Somerset' would be applied to determine who could be offered a place and who would be refused. You can find more information about school admissions on the Bath and NE Somerset Council Website.
If your application is unsuccessful you would be told by the LEA of your options including your right to appeal and/or the opportunity to put your child’s name on our waiting list.
Once you have secured your place, your child will be invited to participate in our induction programme.
Induction at Longvernal
At Longvernal, we are very proud of our induction programme. We aim to ensure a smooth transition to 'big school' for your child. You will be invited to an informative evening meeting; usually the term before your child starts school. Later that term, your child will enjoy a couple of 'taster sessions' in class one and will be invited to school on a weekly basis to borrow literacy and project packs.
We recognise that children's learning begins at home and in order to foster excellent home/school partnerships. You and your child will be personally invited into school for an appointment with your child’s new class teacher. At this meeting you will be able to share your valuable knowledge and insight into your own child’s strengths and needs.