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Admissions & Virtual School Tour

Admissions & School Visits to Milton Road Primary School 

 

School Visits for Prospective Families and Children

School visits for prospective parents take place throughout October. The rolling banner on the home page of the website will provide prospective parents/carers with the dates of these. These can be booked by emailing the school office office@miltonroad.cambs.sch.uk  

We look forward to seeing you. 

 

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

 

 

Admissions

Milton Road Primary School is an inclusive community primary school with pupils aged between four and eleven years old. We welcome children from within the catchment area and beyond subject to the availability of spaces. We are a two form-entry primary school which means that we have two classes in each year group with 30 children in each class, 60 in each year group and a total number of 420 pupils. 

 

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 and we work with nurseries, child minders and families to achieve this. 

 

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 - https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/support-with-choosing-a-school

 

Here is a link to the You Tube video only - https://tinyurl.com/Applyingforprimaryschool2021

 

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.  The admissions form to apply for a place in Reception or a mid-year application can be found at the bottom of this page. 


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:

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

 

Class organisation - class mixing 

At the end of every academic year the teaching faculty review provision and a decision is made as to how classes need to be organised to meet the teaching and learning needs of pupils. Class mixing takes place every year and children and parents/carers find out about their new class and teacher on "Jump Up" day (transition day) in July. Every effort is made to ensure that children are with at least one or more friend in their new class. For more information on class mixing, and why the school takes this approach every year, please take a look at the Class Mixing FAQ

 

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. 

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