Independent Schools Association
We seek to be an inclusive school welcoming children from all backgrounds. All applications will be treated on merit and in a sensitive manner. We support children with both Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Prospective parents may visit the school on an Open Morning or may arrange an individual appointment. The next stage for them is to pay the £50 registration fee and complete the registration form. Children are then invited to attend for an assessment. The decision will then be made as to whether they will be offered a place. If the offer of a place is made then parents are asked to reply within 2 weeks. The place is guaranteed by payment of the deposit (currently £400) and parents must also agree to the company’s terms and conditions.
In this school, children normally enter the Reception class at the start of the academic year in which they become five. There is one admission date per year, early in September (i.e. when the autumn term begins). Children are only admitted after this date if a space becomes available.
From Year 1 onwards children are admitted to the school only if there is a space available and they fulfill the entry requirements, which include a report from the previous school and an assessment by the form teacher or Headteacher.
We teach children (aged four to eleven) in classes that have a maximum number of 18 children.
Special Educational Needs.
Subject to our entry requirements being met, we welcome pupils with special educational needs or physical disabilities. However, we advise parents of children with special educational needs or physical disabilities to discuss their child’s requirements with us in detail before registering for a place and before they take any entrance assessment. This will enable the School to determine if their needs fall within the scope of our Learning Support and to determine if the nature of the School site can accommodate the needs of those children with physical disabilities. Where necessary, parents will be asked to provide a copy of an Educational Psychologist’s report or a medical report and the school may need to discuss the provision with the family medical advisers to assess how the child’s needs could be met, should they become a pupil at the school.
Most siblings join us at Buxlow School. However, admission is not automatic, and there may be occasions where we judge that a sibling is likely to thrive better in a different academic environment.