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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Admissions

ONE CHILDHOOD - ONE CHANCE: ONE CHOICE – CHOOSE UPTON!

" I am more than pleased with Upton and would highly recommend the school to others. The range of activities on offer is amazing. All the staff work incredibly hard and it's greatly appreciated!!"

Mother of Year 6 pupil.

 

 

We thank you for expressing an interest in Upton Junior School.  Our website will give you a taste of life at Upton but to truly get a ‘feel’ for what we are all about, we strongly recommend you visit us!

For information about transition from Year 2 to Year 3 and Year 6 to Year 7, please use the links on the left hand side of this page.

Click here to view our Upton Junior School Prospectus

Click here to view our Upton Family Handbook

To make an appointment to visit the school either telephone us: 01843 861393 or email Miss Arthur, Head of School: headofschool@uptonjunior.com or contact Mrs Lewis, Executive Headteacher: EHT@vikingacademytrust.com 

If you require informations about in-year admissions or waiting lists, please contact Mrs Hailey at the school office.

ONE CHILDHOOD - ONE CHANCE: ONE CHOICE – CHOOSE UPTON!

Our Subscription / Over-subscription Criteria:

Places will be offered in accordance with the following criteria (please see our Admissions Policy for full details):

1. Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care 

2. Children of staff

3. Attendance at a linked school (St Mildred's)

4. Children with a sibling attending the school at the time of application. 

5. Health, Social and Special Access Reasons (Medical).

 6. Nearness of Children’s Homes to School 

We currently have waiting lists for all year groups. The criteria above is used to rank applicants on waiting lists. To make an application to one of our existing cohorts, please complete an 'In Year Admissions Form' and return to the school office. Please click this link to access the form (re-directs to Kent Local Authority website) - IN YEAR ADMISSION FORM.

Admission Appeals:

Dear Headteachers/Admission Officers,

Admission Appeals Update - In Round Appeals Process 2021/22

The DfE have completed the necessary process to extend the temporary appeals regulations until 30 September 2021, which allows appeals to be heard either remotely, or as a paper based exercise due to COVID-19.

With this in mind we are attempting to finalise arrangements for the service that we will be able to offer you interns of your ‘In Round appeals’ for September start.  However, before we can do this we are awaiting a final decision from the Local Government Ombudsman in relation to the process we used last year.  Until a final decision has been received from the LGO it is difficult to finalise our arrangements in addition to the weekly changes with Covid restrictions and National Lockdowns, but what we do know is that we will not be able to offer a face to face or virtual service.  The rationale for this has not changed since last year therefore a paper based approach would be the only option which is why the final decision from the LGO is so crucial.

In the meantime, Paragraph 2.2 of the Admissions Appeals Code states that Admission Authorities must publish their appeals timetable on their website by the 28 February 2021.  The example below can be used and placed onto your website.  You are not required to put the actual date of the appeal as you are yet to be issued this.  I must emphasise that to comply with the Code you have up until 28 February 2021 to action this. 

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021 you can appeal between 19th April -17 May 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 23 July 2021.   For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.

To be clear the above is in relation to the Main Round appeal Season for new starters for September 2021.

I understand that you have also bought into the services of the Primary Admissions Team who assist you with the preparation of your paperwork, therefore they will be in contact with you in due course to clarify the process with you.

I hope to be able to send further clarification shortly along with the services we can offer you.

All the best

Andy 

  • All parents have the statutory right to appeal against any decision refusing them a school place.

  • Appeals for Year 3 places are made after National Offer Day (16th April 2021).

  • If you applied but were not offered a place, you have the right to make an appeal.

If your child is due to start primary, infant or junior school in 2021 you can appeal between April and May 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by  July 2021.  For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeals being lodged.

Please click here for Kent advice on making an appeal

Click here to apply for a Year 3 place for September 2021

 

We have two other primary schools in the Viking Academy Trust:

 www.chiltonprimary.co.uk

and www.ramsgateartsprimaryschool.co.uk

Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393