Any parent who is considering either of our schools for their child will have every opportunity to visit and make the decision about its suitability based upon careful observation and open discussion with the Head Teacher and teaching staff. You are very welcome to arrange a visit by telephoning the school office.
Admissions for Reception aged children are arranged centrally by Suffolk County Council. Information regarding Reception admission procedures, together with application forms, are available from the County Council Admissions Team and can be found at the following link https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-places/
All children can attend school full-time in the September following their 4th birthday. If you do not wish to take up a full-time place in the September, you can decide which term you would like your child to start full-time, or part-time, in the Reception Class at school. Please note that the part time option is only available until your child reaches Compulsory School Age, which is the beginning of the term after your child’s 5th birthday. At this stage your child must take up a full time school place.
You can also contact the Admissions Team at:
Tel: 0845 600 0981
Parents and carers of children seeking to join the school in other years should in the first instance contact the school directly to enquire whether a place is available in your child’s year group and to arrange a visit.
The Consortium Multi Academy Trust is responsible for all In-Year Admissions to the school and full details of the admissions policy and procedures can be found in the following Admissions Policy:-
The Consortium Multi Academy Trust welcomes all children regardless of special needs or disability. Pupils with additional needs may have extra visits before starting school and there will be close liaison with parents, their early years setting or existing school, to ensure that the correct arrangements are in place. The Trusts SENDCo is Mrs Kathy Brooke, should you need to speak with her, please speak to the School Office in the first instance.
SEND Policy 2017-18
CMAT SEND Information Report 2017-18-78097
Every effort is made to make a place available for your child in our school. However, schools have a limit of the number of children they can take. In the case of Southwold Primary School, this is 15 pupils in each year group, with a maximum of 30 per class.
This figure is set out by the Trust and the Local Governing Body. If the number of children wanting a place is below the set figure, your child will be offered a place. There may, however, come a point when there are too many children of that year group for them all to have a place.
If a place is not available on application, you have the right to appeal to the Trust.