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Applying to Holme Grange

Admission Procedures

Little Grange – Early Years (Age 3 to 4)

Children may be admitted into Little Grange when they are rising three years of age, i.e. they may start in the Autumn term if their third birthday falls before 31st December, Spring term before 31st March and Summer term before 31st August.

To establish a good routine Little Grange children start with a minimum of five morning or five afternoon sessions which may or may not include lunch, whichever is your preference. Depending on the individual needs of each child lunches and afternoon sessions may also be added on request. Children may join at any point during the year subject to availability. We recommend that children should be toilet trained before starting school.

In the Summer Term of the academic year a child turns 4, we encourage all children to attend some full days if they are not already doing so in order to prepare them for full time attendance when they join Reception.

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"We are so happy with our decision, Little Grange has been just the right environment."

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Reception

The Little Grange offer 2 sessions for children to visit the Reception classroom for activities with the current Reception children. Alongside this, a member of the Reception teaching staff will go on a visit to the child’s current pre-school or nursery to see both the child in a familiar setting and to also speak to staff about how the child has settled in their setting.

The Reception staff will also offer a meet the teacher style meeting in July for all parents to come and meet the teacher of their child.

In the first two weeks of the Autumn term, the Head of Pre Prep will call parents of all new children that are new to the school. They will check with the parents to discuss how their child is settling in at Holme Grange.

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"The school worked really hard to help my son move from his nursery into Holme Grange Reception. A great school that I'm glad I found."

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Year 1 and 2

For entry to Year 1 or Year 2, pupils will spend a day with their current year group and are given an informal assessment to establish their level of ability and to allow us to place them in the most appropriate form. This assessment takes the form of discussion, and non-verbal reasoning assessments.

Pupils can enter the School at any time during the school year if there is a place available.

If a child has a learning difficulty, a further special needs specialist may be involved. A report will be required from the current school.

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"We have been so pleased with the school, staff and facilities"

Current Parent

Year 3 to 6

For entry to Year 3 to Year 6, pupils will spend a day with their current year group and are given an informal assessment to establish their level of ability and to allow us to place them in the most appropriate form. This assessment takes the form of discussion, and non-verbal reasoning assessments.

Pupils can enter the School at any time during the school year if there is a place available.

If a child has a learning difficulty, a further special needs specialist may be involved. A report will be required from the current school.

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"We found everybody really helpful and willing to go the extra mile - but that is just part of the ethos of the school."

Current Parent

Year 7 to 11

For Pupils New to Eaton Grange

An assessment day will be held in January preceeding the academic year a child is applying to join. All candidates registering for entry to the School in Eaton Grange will sit papers in English, Mathematics and Science set by the School and based upon work covered in Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum (for Y7) or Key Stage 3 curriculum (Y9)

Candidates will also sit entry tests in Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning and they will have an interview with the Headteacher. A report will be required from the current school.

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"We joined in Year 7 and love the school. My son said after his first month his only problem was fitting in all the cool things to do."

Current Parent