It is the County Council’s policy to admit children to school in the Autumn Term of the school year in which they will become five. The County now processes all admissions and a Parental Preference Form from the centre of the Primary Schools Eastern Area booklet must be completed and sent to the Admissions Service, Warwickshire Education Department, Warwick. Alternatively, you may apply online at firstname.lastname@example.org (available to Warwickshire residents only). Completion of this form will register your child for the school of your choice. However, the school does need a ‘ Pupil Details’ form completed, this is for our information only and these can be obtained from the school office. Letters offering places will be sent out by the Admissions Service in the Spring Term.
An evening meeting for new parents is held in the Summer Term. Following this meeting arrangements are made for the children to spend some time in the classroom with their new teacher. Arrangements are also made for the teacher and classroom assistant to visit you and your child at home before starting school. At first children attend school part-time: children with birthdays at the beginning of the school year for the afternoon session and children with birthdays at the end of the school year for the morning session. This induction programme helps alleviate any worries or fears and gives a very positive start to school. It also enables us to give considerable support and attention to each child in these important first days of school life and enables teachers to carry out initial assessments.
In West Rugby, the individual priority areas for Bilton Infant School, Bilton Junior School, Bawnmore Infant School, Cawston Grange Primary School, Henry Hinde Infant School and Henry Hinde Junior School have now been merged to create one large shared area. Therefore, if you live within this area, you are in the priority area for all of the above schools when you apply for a school place.
The area bounded by and including the Western Relief Road south of the Sow Brook, along the eastern extent of the Dunchurch Parish Boundary, bounded in the south by a line drawn to the south of the Cawston Farm (house) and Cawston House but excluding Fox Covert, to Alwyn Road. Northampton Lane, Dunchurch Road (even numbers) to its junction with Overslade Lane. Overslade Lane, Lytham Road (west side), May Lane, Gilbert Avenue and Addison Road, to Sow Brook along the Western Relief Road. Incorporates the Cawston Grange Estate, Cawston village, the Admirals, Brookfield and Beechcroft Estates.
The admission criteria are in order of priority