Admissions & Prospectus

Admissions

Anyone considering applying to join our school is warmly invited to contact the school office to make an appointment to visit the school, meet the Head Teacher and see our learning in action.

We hold our annual open event  each October, and for 2020 it was Tuesday 13th October. As this date has passed we are happy to undertake social distanced guided tours, to enable you to look around the school and we are happy to answer any questions. Masks must be worn inside the school at all times and we would ask that you refrain from touching anything.  This will enable prospective parents for Reception 2021 & Reception 2022 to come and see our lovely school  and if your have children in other years we do have some places available. This is not simply an opportunity for prospective parents to view our school, but a genuine invitation to all current parents, prospective parents and members of our community to visit us and see us in action.

Our Head Teacher and Governors are also on hand to answer questions and discuss their strategic role. Individual visits can be arranged at any time through the year, but these will also need to meet the Covid restrictions.please contact our Business Manager Maria Tillett  on 01488 668219 if you would like to make an appointment. We are proud of our school and enjoy sharing our successes with prospective parents, so do please come and see our learning in action.

We usually have an open afternoon once a month where the Head Teacher is available to show you around the school and is be able to answer any questions. However due to Covid we are unable to offer this option at present. All prospective parents visits need to be after the school day has ended

As a Local Authority School prospective parents should contact the local authority to find out more about the schools admission arrangements.

In Year School Moves/Transfers

If you are considering a change of school for your child, we would be very pleased to discuss your child’s needs. The link below will provide information that will assist you, alternatively please do contact the school.

West Berkshire Council Website.

Reception

In line with good practice in West Berkshire schools, we admit rising fives full-time at the beginning of the academic year in which they become five. Applications for admission into our Reception class are handled by West Berkshire Council and parents should complete an online application or collect an application form from their catchment school and return it by the closing date in January of the academic year before their child is due to start school. West Berkshire Admissions team will inform parents of their child’s school place in April

Information for New Reception Parents

We hold an induction evening for parents of our new Reception Class during the summer term before they start school. This provides an opportunity for parents to meet key staff and governors, collect further information and discuss any individual needs.

Induction Sessions

We encourage our new Reception children to attend planned induction sessions at the end of the Summer Term to help them to become familiar with school surroundings, meet members of staff and begin to form friendships with others starting school at the same time.

Starting School

Children often find their first few weeks at school very demanding, both physically and mentally, but our experienced staff plan for every child’s needs and our children settle quickly into school life. All of our new Reception children attend school full-time from the first week of term, although a phased entry can be devised to accommodate special needs when appropriate. Further information about School Admissions in West Berkshire is available on the West Berkshire Council Website.

Prospectus

“A Place of Learning”

Quote from Read Kite class

Joining Inkpen

To find out more about how to join our school please click above.

Parents

For useful information to assist you and your child at Inkpen please click above.

Wider Curriculum

For all information relating to your child learning please click above

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