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Due to the current restrictions in place to minimise the risk of coronavirus, we are unfortunately unable to run our school tours for new entrants as planned.

 

Instead, we will aim to share as much information as possible on our school website and Twitter feed to provide you with a holistic view of our happy, ambitious and inclusive school.

 

Telephone Appointments

Should you wish to arrange a telephone appointment with our Headteacher, Mrs Osborne, or require any paper copies of the following documentation, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

 

Our School Prospectus in Video

Below you can find out more about Larkrise Primary School by viewing our school prospectus. Our Headteacher, Mrs Osborne also takes you through our prospectus in the following video clips, sharing the school vision, curriculum and the reasons why our school is a happy and healthy place to learn.

 

Our School Building and Facilities

Take a look at our school building and facilities by viewing the photo slideshow below.

1. Introduction, Vision and Ethos

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Meet our Headteacher, Lois Osborne, and find out more about our school vision and ethos.

2. Our Curriculum

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Find out how and what children learn at Larkrise with an introduction to our Curious Minds curriculum and EYFS approach.

3. Our Happy and Healthy School

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A summary of what makes Larkrise Primary a happy and healthy school. You can also find out how to arrange a telephone appointment with our Headteacher, Lois Osborne.

Our School Building and Facilities

Application for Places

 

All admissions are handled by Essex County Council Planning and Admissions Department, including those for children with disabilities.  An application form is available from the county Admissions Office on 0845 603 2200 or via www.essex.gov.uk/admissions.

 

Admission Criteria

 

There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area.  In the event of oversubscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:

 

  1. Looked After Children
  2. Children living in the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school
  3. Other children living in the priority admission area
  4. Children living outside the priority admissions area with a sibling attending the school
  5. Remaining applications

 

In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closes being given the highest priority.  Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above criteria (other than Looked After Children).

 

Admission Arrangements

 

Parents of prospective pupils are welcome to visit the school with or without their children and appointments can be made through the office.

 

Children start at Larkrise in the September after their fourth birthday and will usually be full-time.  If you have any concerns about whether your child is ready for school please speak to our Reception teacher during the home visit which take place in the first 2 weeks of September, or contact the school to make an appointment.

 

Admissions for Disabled Pupils

 

All admissions are handled by Essex County Council Planning and Admissions Department, including those for children with disabilities.  The Admissions Office can be contacted on 0845 603 2200.  For your own records, we will ask all new parents to complete an form of basic information.

If you wish to visit the school and meet our headteacher, Mrs Osborne, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.

 

We have a limited number of places on our monthly school tours, which are due to take place on Thursday 8th October 2020, Thursday 19th November 2020, Thursday 10th December 2020 and Thursday 7th January 2020. Due to protective measures currently in place to minimise the risk of COVID-19 we do ask that only one member of the family attends a school tour and the individual attending wears a face mask. Children due to start at the school or younger siblings, should not attend the tour.


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