Our Pupil Admission Number is currently 60. We endeavour under the terms of Hertfordshire’s Local Education Authority’s admission policy to accommodate children from within our local area wherever possible. Hertfordshire Local Authority is responsible for the allocation of places in schools for children of primary school age. Children join our Nursery class in the September before their fourth birthday. They join the Reception class in the September before their fifth birthday. If you would like to apply for a place outside the normal admission times then click HERE which will take you to Hertfordshire County Council In Year Admission applications.
Arrangements for the admission of pupils with disabilities
In order that children who have a disability may be catered for, the school seeks advice from the Local Authority regarding the admission of such pupils. The school will endeavour to make any necessary arrangements in full consultation with the parents and any other agencies involved. It may be necessary in some cases for specialised equipment to be purchased, support staff to be employed, and minor adaptations to be made to buildings and furniture. These will need to be done in consultation with the Local Authority, and may take some time to implement.
Steps to prevent disabled pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils
The school’s Accessibility Plan sets out the Governors’ response to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 which requires that a pupil should not be treated less favourably because of a disability. The current plan is available from the school office and will eventually be available on the school web site.
Existing facilities to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities
- Disabled lavatory in both Phase One and Phase Two buildings.
- Wheelchair access is available to both buildings.
- Skills Room for Intervention Programme and Special Educational Needs teaching
Future policies for increasing access to the school by pupils with disabilities
The Governor’s Accessibility Plan and School Disability Scheme outline future plans for increasing provision for children with disabilities. School policies are available from the school office.
Contact the school directly on 01442 424920 if you would like your child to join our lovely Nursery class
We warmly welcome new children into our Nursery. We currently have one Nursery session in the morning.
There may be times when more families apply to join our Nursery than there are places. If so the school will follow an admissions criteria laid out by the county council.
If you would like to apply for a nursery place at Yewtree Primary School then please contact the school office for further details.
Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school will be allocated a place in accordance with section 324 of the Education Act 1996.
Parents may state their preference as to which nursery class, school or centre they would like their child to attend in the years leading up to the child’s fifth birthday. However, if there are not enough places available, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:
a) Children in public care (children looked after)
b) a child ‘at risk’ (or the sibling of a child ‘at risk’) who is the subject of an inter-agency child protection plan.
c) other applicants where the following criteria are considered to determine priorities:
1) Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.
2) Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age-range of the school. Note: the ‘normal age range’ is the designated range for which the school provides.
3) Any other children. If more children qualify under a particular rule than there are places available, a tiebreak will be used by applying the next rule to those children. If more children qualify under criterion 2 than there are places available, priority will be given to those who live nearest to the nursery as measured in a straight line. Where there is a need for a tie-breaker where two different addresses measure the same distance from a school, in the case of a block of flats for example, the lower door number will be deemed nearest as logically this will be on the ground floor and therefore closer. If there are two identical addresses of separate applicants, the tie break will be random.