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Milton Road Primary School

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Admissions & Virtual Tour

Admissions & School Visits to Milton Road Primary School 


Welcome and Information Evening for New Families and Children starting in September 2024


Come and join us at Milton Road Primary School for our special welcome meeting for new parents and carers to our community! Hear from the teachers, leaders and other colleagues at the school, meet other parents and learn all about what to expect when your little one starts school in September.

Please book your place through our EventBrite link 


The event will start with an introductory talk from Head teacher Rae Snape, about the Values, Vision, Ethos and Mission of the school. This will be followed by a presentation by the EYFS Leader Niki Scarafile about the EYFS Curriculum as well as information about what equipment your child will need to start school. There is also an opportunity to hear from Richard Wielechowski, Chair of Governors, Laura Monk from the PTA and Mollie Whichello our Office Manager.

This will be followed by a tour of the Classrooms and an opportunity to chat with the team and ask questions. Refreshments will be available.


When registering for the event, please add one name only. Each registration is for two Parents or two Guardians.


School Visits in November for Prospective Families and Children 2025

School visits for prospective parents take place throughout November. The rolling banner on the home page of the website provide prospective parents/carers with the dates of these.


Please email to book your place once they are advertised.


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




Reception Tours (for September 2024 start)

We are excited to be able to welcome prospective parents to join the Headteacher, Mrs Rae Snape, for a tour of our school. This will be an opportunity for you to experience a snapshot of Milton Road Primary School life. You will see the children learning in their classrooms and hear about Reception class routines.  Tours will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday 2nd November – 10.00am
  • Thursday 9th November – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 16th November – 10.00am
  • Tuesday 21st November – 1.30pm
  • Thursday 30th November – 10.00am
  • Tuesday 5th December – 1.30pm


If you would like to join us on any of the above tours, please phone the School Office on 01223 712333 to book your place. These tours are designed for an adult audience and will last approximately 45 minutes, so we encourage parents to avoid bringing children with them as the tour of the school will involve listening to the Headteacher, with the opportunity to ask questions. Should you decide to apply our School, there will be further opportunities for your child to visit at a later date.


As a local authority community school, the admissions to Milton Road Primary are managed by the Local Authority. You can find out more about our school's admissions and appeal arrangements by clicking on the following LINK.  


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.  


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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.