Starting at Gunter School
For all our admissions we follow the Birmingham Education Authority (LA) policy and criteria for primary schools
Gunter Primary School is a state establishment for children aged four to eleven (from Reception to year 6). It can admit up to 30 children each year in September.
If you live in Birmingham, your local authority (Birmingham City Council, Directorate of Children, Young People and Families) will attempt to write to parents/carers who are on roll at a community or private nursery about how to start your child at school in the reception year for the upcoming September.
Information can also be obtained from primary schools themselves and libraries in Birmingham.
If you live outside of Birmingham you are welcome to apply for a place in one of the City’s schools. You must apply to the local authority in which you live (i.e. the Council to which you pay your Council Tax) for their Preference Form. You can include Birmingham schools on that form and return it to them.
You should apply online (www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions) by the deadline given.
We offer a place in our Reception Class at the start of the academic year in which a child attains the age of five. However, parents should note that they are not legally obliged to send their children to school until the term after their fifth birthday is attained. Admissions into Reception for a September start are handled by Birmingham City Councils’ admission team: they can be contacted on 0121 303 1888.
Parents wishing to visit the school should contact the school office to make an appointment. If you have any queries, please contact the school directly or the Children’s Information & Advice Service on 303 1888. (Option 4)
The LA's admissions criteria for Gunter Primary School are as follows :-
Children with a statement of special educational needs (SEN)
Looked after children (children in care)
Siblings (brother or sister who will be in attendance in the same September)
Distance (children who live nearest the school measured in a straight line).
Reception class places are allocated by the Local Authority, in accordance with the criteria, on a specific date. All pupils offered places may take up their place at the beginning of the academic year in September. In all cases, children who have reached the age of five will be given precedence over those who have not.
In the event of an admission being refused by the school, there is an independent appeals procedure operated by the Local Authority.
All other, in year admissions are handled by the school, and application forms for years 1 to 6 are available from the school office.
In lieu of our usual visit to school we offer to our prospective parents, we will be making a virtual tour of the school available to you shortly. We hope that this will give you a flavour of our wonderful school, even if you can't come inside just yet.
If you have any questions about applying for your child to start in our reception class in September 2021, please get in touch via 0121 464 2367 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the application process is available at https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20119/school_admissions/1786/apply_for_reception_primary_school
And remember to watch this space!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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