Hackbridge Primary School

Hackbridge Primary School

Federated with Spencer Nursery School

Nursery and Reception Intake

Our school provision...

On our ‘Hackbridge Corner’ site:

  • our morning and afternoon Nursery classes (15 hour places - 26 children in the morning 8.30am-11.30am and 26 children in the afternoon 12.30pm-3.30pm)
  • our all day Nursery class (30 hour places for those with an extended entitlement eligibility code - 26 children 9am-3pm)
  • four forms of entry (120 pupils - a maximum of 30 children in a class) from Reception to Year 2
  • three forms of entry (90 pupils - a maximum of 30 children in a class) in Years 5 & 6

On our ‘London Road’ site:

  • four forms of entry (120 pupils - a maximum of 30 children in a class) in Year 3
  • three forms of entry (90 pupils - a maximum of 30 children in a class) in Year 4

The school is part-way through its expansion to four forms of entry and will continue to expand by one form of entry in Years 4 (in September 2023), Year 5 (in September 2024) and Year 6 (in September 2025) until it is fully four forms of entry in all year groups. 

All pupils starting the school in Reception from September 2022 onwards will be educated on the Hackbridge Corner site. They will remain educated on this site until the end of their year in Year 2.

For their Years 3 & 4, all classes in the the year group will move to the London Road site.

For Years 5 & 6, the year groups will return to the Hackbridge Corner site.

 

Starting Reception in September 2022

Arrangements for Reception children starting school in September are as follows:

  • Half day sessions on Mon 12th September 2022 to Wednesday 14th September 2022:
  • Children with surnames starting with A-J will attend school from 9.00am – 11.30am
  • Children with surnames starting with K-Z will attend school from 12.30pm – 3.00pm

 

  • Thursday 15th September 2022 – children to attend from 8.45am – 1.15pm (all children staying for a school dinner on this day).

 

  • Friday 16th September 2022 – all children start full-time from today (8.45am – 3.10pm).

 

If you have a confirmed place with either of these services, the school's Breakfast Club can take Reception children from Thursday 15th September 2022 and the Jancett After School Club can take Reception children from Friday 16th September 2022. You need to apply for places at these directly with each service separately – places are limited and spaces cannot be guaranteed.

 

School Readiness

The Sutton School Nursing team will be offering a regular telephone clinic every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays between 10am - 1pm. Parents/carers are able to call the admin team on 020 8770 5409 during office hours (9am - 5pm) Monday to Friday to book an appointment for a telephone call on the following Tuesday. This will be available for families with children starting Reception class in September 2021 to discuss any concerns which they may have regarding their child's health, such as issues with eating/behaviour/bed-wetting.

The School Nursing Service have made a short video which you can see here.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

All parents are reminded that, as a four-form entry school across split sites, pupils will move between sites during the course of their primary education with us, as outlined under the arrangements from September 2022 onwards above.

We teach the children that they are part of a four-form, split site school and they are made familiar with the two school sites through visits and whole school assemblies throughout each year.

The Headteacher advises parents in the summer term each year if a year group cohort is being mixed into new class groupings. Such decisions are always made with the best interests of the whole cohort in mind.

The start and finish times of the school day are staggered across the two sites to allow for walking distance between sites for parents who are collecting from both sites. From September 2022, Breakfast Club will starts 75 minutes earlier than the start of the school day on each site - this will be 7.30am at Hackbridge Corner and 7.45am at London Road. PLEASE NOTE that the Breakfast Club on the London Road site will never open earlier than 7.45am when pupils transfer from Hackbridge Corner to the London Road as start times have already been adjusted 15 minutes on each site to accomodate parents dropping off to two sites and distances to local train stations.

 

 

Starting Nursery for 2022/2023

Places will be offered out at the end of May 2022 to those pupils who are eligible to join the nursery in September 2022 year.

Please contact the School Office if you have any queries.

 

If we have spaces, we will offer places for any vacancies for children eligible to start in January 2023 in November 2022.

If we have spaces, we will offer places for any vacancies for children eligible to start in April 2023 in February 2023.

 

Site Allocations for Nursery

All Nursery places will be based on our Hackbridge Corner site.

 

Starting Nursery in September 2022

Key dates for children offered a place to start in our Nursery classes in September 2022 are as follows:

  • Monday 5th - Friday 9th September 2022 - no school for any Nursery children this week - teachers will carry out 1:1 meetings with parents and children this week
  • Monday 12th - existing Nursery pupils return to Nursery
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays between 13th-22nd September 2022 - new Nursery children will be given an individual start date on either a Tuesday or a Thursday across a two week period to ensure that all new starters can be properly supported in their transition to Nursery.

 

 

Starting Reception in September 2023

The use of our school sites will be as follows:

All pupils starting the school in Reception from September 2022 onwards will be educated on the Hackbridge Corner site. They will remain educated on this site until the end of their year in Year 2.

For their Years 3 & 4, all classes in the the year group will move to the London Road site.

For Years 5 & 6, the year groups will return to the Hackbridge Corner site.

Applications for starting school in Reception must be made via the website of the local authority in which you are resident and pay your council tax to. A link to Sutton's school admissions page can be found here.

For children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, the application round for September 2023 will open on 1st September 2022.

 

 

Starting Nursery for 2023/2024

If your child's date of birth is between 1st September 2018 and 31st March 2020 they are eligible for at least 15 hours of free Nursery education in the term after they turn 3.

Nursery applications are made directly to the school. Forms are available to download and print here or can be obtained from the School Office.

Children can begin nursery in the term after they are 3, where places are available.

The majority of places are offered out to those pupils who are eligible to join the nursery in September each year. If there are no vacancies in January or April each year, then we will offer to keep your child on the waiting list for the following September.

If we have spaces, we will offer places for any vacancies for children eligible to start in January 2024 in November 2023.

If we have spaces, we will offer places for any vacancies for children eligible to start in April 2024 in February 2023.

 


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