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Admissions

Harlesden Primary School is an inclusive school who thrives on the multi-cultural nature of our families, staff and community.

From September 2019, all parents/carers who wish to apply for a school place at any-time in the year will need to contact Brent Council. The council will liaise with you about a school place and will contact you with the outcome of your application. If you are a Brent resident, the quickest and easiest way to apply for a school place is online by visiting www.brent.gov.uk/admissions.  

Alternatively, you can call Brent School Admissions on 0208 937 3110 from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm for an application pack. 

Nursery Admissions

Parents applying for a place at Harlesden Primary School Nursery need to apply directly to the school. Application Forms will be available from the School Office from the beginning of December 2019. Please note that the deadline for next year's Nursery intake is 14th February 2020.

Admission to the Nursery does not guarantee a full-time place with the school. A separate application for a place in Reception needs to be made to Brent Council.

Parents with Pupils in Year 6 applying for a Secondary School Place

If your child is starting secondary school in September 2019, you will need to apply
for a school place between 1st September 2019 and 31st October 2019.

Reception Admission 2020

All parents whose children have a place in our Nursery (September 2018) must apply for a reception place for September 2018 before the closing date on (date to be confirmed) 

There is no automatic transfer from nursery to reception, and you must apply before the closing date.

Parents/Carers should be aware that they must apply for a nursery place even if there is a sibling already in the school. The pressure on places means that late applications will most probably miss out on a place at the school.
 

Admission Arrangements for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

 

  • Parents inform the school via the School’s Application Form of the child’s SEN status in their previous setting if known (K1, K2, EHCP). Parent to supply copies of all relevant documentation in their possession not already supplied to the child’s previous setting. (ie medical reports and referrals)

 

  • The Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is alerted and a formal meeting set up between parents, head teacher and SENCO to discuss the provision required to support there learning and development and whether the school has this provision in place to meet the needs of the child.
     
  • The site manager is informed if any adjustments to the school building that may need to be made e.g.:- further ramps, toilet facilities, heights of chairs and tables etc in the event of hearing or visual impairment.
     
  • Resourcing and adaptation (staffing and equipment) to support the needs of the child and its whole school implications are thoroughly considered and discussed.
     
  • The Special Needs Co-ordinator from the previous school is contacted to build a case history of the pupil. This information includes details of progress, areas of strength, teacher and parent concerns, strategies which have been put into practice and their impact. The child’s SEN records are requested from his/her previous setting. T
     
  • Liaison with outside agencies already involved with supporting the child (eg CAMHS, Occupational Therapy) are consulted by the SECNO with strategies and targets shared with new class teacher.
     
  • An Individual Education Plan (IEP)is put in place on admittance if the child is placed on the school SEN Register using an existing IEPs or reports from involved agencies.
     

Admission Arrangements for Pupils with Disabilities 
 

  • The parent informs the school about any mobility, visual or hearing impairment needs via the School’s Admission form.

 

  • All teaching and learning areas in the school can be accessed by a wheel chair via a ramp or lift.Doorways are wide enough to allow wheelchair access.

 

  • All teaching and learning areas and their access points to comply with access building regulations to cater for specific mobility needs.
     
  • The SENCO is informed by SENAS (Special Educational Needs Assessment Service) if a child has an EHCP. A formal meeting is set up with the parent and the SENCO, to discuss whether the school is able to meet the child’s needs.
     
  • The SENCO attends regular training directly linked to the needs of the child, which he/she shares with other members of staff through school INSETs. Staff also attend a range of courses to ensure that they have the expertise to support the pupils in their care.
     
  • From September, all parents/carers who wish to apply for a school place at any-time in the year will need to contact Brent Council. The council will liaise with you about a school place and will contact you with the outcome of your application. If you are a Brent resident, the quickest and easiest way to apply for a school place is online by visiting www.brent.gov.uk/admissions.  

    Alternatively, you can call Brent School Admissions on 0208 937 3110 from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm for an application pack.  

 

Oversubscription Criteria for 2019

For more information, download the Oversubscription Criteria document. 

 

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