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Barley and Barkway (VA) Church of England First Schools Federation

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Admissions

Applying for a place at Barley and Barkway (VA) Church of England First Schools Federation for September 2022

We welcome applications from parents to our school for September 2022.  We offer 15 hours morning provision in Nursery in our Early Years Foundation (EYFS) class and a further 15 hours in the afternoon within the Preschool which is based in our premises.  Please do come and visit us and download the form to apply for a place in September 2022.  Unlike applications from other school years, applications for the Nursery are made direct to our Barkway Office at office@barleybarkway.herts.sch.uk.

Important dates for Nursery applications 

Timeline for Nursery applications for children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019:

Monday 21st February 2022 

Nursery applications open. 

Friday 25th March 2022 

Nursery applications close for on time applications (applications can be accepted at any point after this date, but will be dealt with after on time applications) 

Friday 22nd April 2022 

Nursery places are offered to families by email 

Friday 29th April 2022 

Deadline for families to accept Nursery places in writing (by email is sufficient) 

 

(From 29th April onwards we can continue to accept applications and allocate Nursery places to children, based on availability). Please refer to the school website for information about oversubscription criteria.  

 

Nursery Admissions for 2022-2023 open on Monday 21st February 2022. To apply for a place, or book a tour for after February half term, please contact the School office on 01763 848283 or office@barleybarkway.herts.sch.uk  

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our Nursery. 

 

Appeals process 

If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place in the school there is a set process of appeal to an independent panel. Because nursery education is not required by law there is no right to appeal for a nursery place. However, if you are not happy with the nursery place offered you can write to the Education Authority who will listen sympathetically to your concerns. 

 

Reception and other year groups

Applications are managed by county through the electronic 'Admissions Application Process'. See Admissions on Herts Direct.
Even if your child is in our Nursery class, an application has to be made for a Reception place.
Please follow the county admissions link which will give you more information and the dates and deadlines for making applications.

 

2 November 2021 - you can apply for a primary school place to start in September 2022.

15 January 2022 is the deadline for on time applications. 

 

We offer 30 hours child care in partnership with Barkway Preschool.

 

Admissions Criteria

Children with Educational, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) will be admitted as a priority as this is
a legal requirement.

Places are offered using the following criteria applied in order.

CATEGORY 1                            

The highest priority will be given to children who were

looked after, but ceased to be so because they were

adopted, or became subject to a child arrangements order

or a special guardianship order.  

Children previously from abroad who were cared for by

the state because he or she would otherwise not have

been cared for adequately and subsequently adopted.

Applications will be considered under this rule and

accepted if the child’s previously looked after status

and adoption is confirmed by the Local Authority.

CATEGORY 4

Children of parents or carers outside the Parish of Barley

or Barkway who have siblings at either of the two

schools in the Barley Barkway Federation at the time

of admission.

CATEGORY 2

Children of parents or carers who reside at any address that is

within the Parish of Barley or Barkway (in red on the following

website www.achurchnearyou.com when entering your post

code) with a sibling at Barley Barkway Federation at the time

of admission.

CATEGORY 5

Any other children.

CATEGORY 3

Children of parents or carers who reside at any address

that is within the Parish of Barley or Barkway (in red on

the following website www.achurchnearyou.com when

entering your post code).

 

 

 

Living life in all its fullness. John 10

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