All rising five pupils are now admitted into Reception class at the beginning of the academic year in September. There is a staggered intake over the first week, with all pupils attending full time by the second week. Parents of children joining Reception class will be given full information about staggered start dates at parents meetings in the Summer Term before their children join Chartridge School.
Having a single intake into Reception class at the beginning of the academic year increases the opportunity for all the children to socialise and build relationships with their peers. However, we must point out that legally your child does not have to start school until the beginning of the term after his or her fifth birthday (the compulsory school age). For more information about this, please refer to the Admissions Policy at www.buckscc.gov.uk under the following section: schools\ admissions and moving school\ policy hub.
School admissions are managed by Buckinghamshire County Council’s admissions department who can be contacted on www.buckscc.gov.uk/contactadmissions
Our admission number for Reception class is 30. For 2019 all applicants were offered under Rule 3 (catchment), Rule 4 (siblings) and some under Rule 6 (distance) to 1.844 miles.