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Milton Road Primary School

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Admissions & Virtual School Tour

Admissions & School Visits to Milton Road Primary School 


School Visits for Prospective Families and Children

Under normal circumstances we absolutely love welcoming prospective new children and their families to our school, and this is something that we would usually be doing through the autumn and spring term.


Due to Coronavirus, visits to the school are very limited and sometimes not possible. For this reason, we have created a Video tour to give you some idea of our philosophy, our practice and our resources to give you a flavour of the happy time your child will have with us at Milton Road Primary School. 


We hope you enjoy this virtual tour of our school


Please click HERE or on the image below for a Virtual Tour of the school.Virtual Tour of Milton Road Primary School



Welcome Evening for Prospective Parents - Video now available 


A welcome evening for prospective parents was held on the 18th November 2020. This was hopefully a useful half an hour presentation so that parents and carers could learn more about the school, the curriculum in the Foundation Stage and how to support children's transition into school. 


The video of the Welcome Evening, can be found by clicking HERE. This will take you to the YouTube Milton Road Learning Channel. 


Alternatively you can click on the picture below


A picture of children hiking through long grass


The Parents’ School Preference Adviser has made a You Tube video summary available on the County Council website which covers the main points parents need to be aware of when making an application for a Reception place.  This supplements the information on the Admissions Team page about applying for a primary school place.  


Here is a link to the website -


Here is a link to the You Tube video only -


Starting school

It is county policy to admit all children to school in September of the school year in which they will be five and by law, all children must start school at the beginning of the term of their fifth birthday. As a school we seek to make the transition into the school setting as smooth as possible.


Milton Road Primary School is a community school with pupils aged between four and eleven years old. We are a two form-entry primary school which means that we have two classes in each Year group. The school is organised in the following way:

Reception (Early Years Foundation Stage)

Children aged 4-5 years old  Class M & Class R

Key Stage 1

Year 1 Children aged 5-6 years old  Class 1M and Class 1R

Year 2 Children aged 6-7 years old Class 2M and Class 2R

Key Stage 2

Year 3 Children aged 7-8 years old  Class 3M and Class 3R

Year 4 Children aged 8-9 years old  Class 4M and Class 4R

Year 5 Children aged 9-10 years old  Class 5M and Class 5R

Year 6 Children aged 10-11 years old  Class 6M and Class 6R

Cambridgeshire Local Authority (LA) is responsible for setting the admission arrangements and the Published Admission Number (PAN) of pupils. This number is currently set at 60 for our Reception class year group. Parents are advised to contact the local authority to find out additional information about the admission arrangements for the school.

Applications for Foundation Stage places in September should be made by late December of the previous year/early January of the same year. Full details of how to apply are available each autumn term.

Any queries from parents should be addressed to the local authority:


Transferring to Secondary School

The partner secondary school for Milton Road Primary is Chesterton Community College. Early in the autumn term, parents of pupils in Year 6 receive detailed information about all secondary schools together with a preference form. About this time, secondary schools arrange open evenings. Parents are notified of their child’s secondary place towards the end of the spring term.