Admissions and Induction
Normal admission arrangements
As for all schools in the area, admissions to Mangotsfield Church of England Primary School are decided by South Gloucestershire Council. You can find details of the admissions process on the South Gloucestershire Council website:
Applications for admissions in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) are welcomed from parents of children who become 5 between 1st September and 31st August of the school year that you are applying for.
Applications for in year places should be made directly to South Gloucestershire Council. The forms can be found on the council website and there is further guidance given to aid you with your application.
We would be delighted to welcome you to the school for a visit. Tours for prospective parents are usually held on one afternoon and one evening to accommodate working parents. Individual appointments, particularly for families joining post-Reception, can be made by contacting the school office.
As the children enter the Reception classes, our aim is to ensure that the induction process meets the needs of both the parents/carers and of the children. We are aware that this is the first part of a seven year journey together and we do all that we can to make the process as smooth as possible. In June and July, we hold Induction Evenings for parents and provide opportunities for children to come to school for ‘stay and play’. Home visits are also offered to all of the new families so that the teachers can get to know the whole of the child.
Before they start, each child will be paired with one of our older children who will become their ‘buddy’ around school.
In September, we have a staggered entry. The children begin by completing half days (either afternoons or mornings) and then extend to half days plus dinner times.
We often have children starting school post-Reception. Any family who arrives midway through their primary schooling is made to feel very welcome and we work hard with families to ensure initial teething troubles are minimised.