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Joining Us

JOINING OUR SCHOOL

If you are looking for a Nursery or Reception place for your child in September 2023, please contact us. We would love to show you round our wonderful Early Years setting and take you on a tour of the rest of the school too.

OPEN EVENTS
Our next open events are:

Friday 9th December 2022 9:30am

Monday 9th January 2023 9:30am

Please register for these events by clicking the link opposite.

We occasionally have some vacancies in other year groups - if you are interested in finding out more call us on 0208 330 1144, and we will be happy to advise.

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Nursery September 2023 admission

If your child was born between 1.9.2019 – 31.8.2020, and you would like to apply for a place in our Nursery for September 2023, please complete the application form below and return it to the school office or send it via email to office@dorchesterprimary.com

The supporting documents requested within the Nursery application form must also be forwarded to the school in order for the Nursery application to be considered complete.

Forms and supporting documents must be received in the school office by 14th January 2023.

Nursery Application Form

Nursery Admissions Information

 

Reception 2023 Admission

Our Admissions Policy, including the criteria we use when we have more applicants than we have places can be found on our Policies page here.

Applications for places in Reception need to be made via Sutton Council  here

Hoping to start in Years 1 - 6?

We currently have limited places available in some of our other year groups.

Please contact us on 0208 330 1144 or by email at office@dorchesterprimary.com to find out if we have a place in your child's year group.

Children with SEND

If your child has a Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND) and you are considering Dorchester Primary School’s Nursery for their Nursery education, we would encourage you to apply; we do as much as we can for everyone that we can here at Dorchester and pride ourselves on inclusive practice.  

Please either contact us via office@dorchesterprimary.com or go directly to our SENDCO – Sheena Hindocha: shindocha@suttonmail.org in order to make a face-to-face appointment to discuss your child’s needs so that we can talk through how we support children with SEND in our Nursery.  Our SENDCO will begin transition work for children with SEND following the allocation and acceptance of Nursery places.

The SEND Code of Practice places a legal duty for all local authorities to fund and offer a Parent Partnership Service.  This is a statutory service which offers free, confidential and impartial information, guidance, advice and support for parents/carers of children with special educational needs around their education. Please visit Sutton Information, Advice and Support Service  https://www.siass.co.uk/. They offer training workshops, group talks and 1:1 face-to-face sessions.   We strongly parents take up this service in order to get all the information and support they need.

When do I need to register for my 30 hour eligibility code?

HMRC recommends applying by the 31st July 2021 in order for the school to receive the funding.  If an eligibility code is not received before a child starts parents may have to pay for the provision.  Parents must provide the code to school as soon as they receive it.

In Year Admissions

For in year admissions, please visit the Sutton Council Admissions site - https://www.sutton.gov.uk/-/in-year-admissions

For all other information regarding admissions, please read our admissions policy. 

Admission Appeals

For all information regarding admission appeals including how to appeal, deadlines and timetables to do so within, please visit the following Sutton Council website.

https://www.sutton.gov.uk/-/admission-appeals 

Telephone conversations with the Headteacher

If you have questions for the Headteacher which have not been answered via our website or at an Open Event, you may book a telephone conversation or online meeting.  Please telephone the school office to make this appointment (0208 330 1144) with one of our office staff.