A full copy of our admissions arrangements can be found in our Admissions Policy in the policies section of our website.
There is a right for people to raise objections to the admissions policy with the Schools Adjudicator. See the Schools Adjudicator website (Office of the Schools Adjudicator) for more information on how to do this. Objections to the admissions arrangements for 2020/21 must be made by 15th May 2019.
Applications for Reception to Year 6 should be made on Newcastle City Council's school application form and returned to Newcastle City Council, parents are advised to check the Local Education Authority's website for deadline dates re: Applications.
For more information on admissions please refer to Newcastle City Council's website http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/school-admissions
Applications for Playgroup and Nursery should be made to the school.
We have clear procedures for admitting new pupils to the school in order to ensure that their needs are fully understood prior to admission. We also aim to ensure that all pupils receive appropriate support on entry and are all treated equally.
It is vital that any children transferring to Central Walker Church of England Primary School are fully supported. This requires a considerable amount of preparation since each individual's needs must be thoroughly assessed in order to offer full entitlement to the curriculum. Therefore, in certain circumstances, the school may need planned time prior to admission in order to ensure that appropriate strategies are in place to cater for exceptional needs and allow full access to educational entitlement.
New parents are requested to contact the School Office to arrange a visit with the Key Stage Phase Leader prior to admission.
Admission Policy for Playgroup and Nursery
The targeted age group for nursery classes attached to schools is pupils who have reached their third birthday on or before 31st August of the year they are admitted.
1. The presence of a brother or sister in Central Walker Church of England Primary School (excluding Year 6)
2. Any special, social or medical reasons in line with LA policy for reception classes.
3. The address of the child relative to the school.
The Nursery can accommodate 52 pupils, delivered from 9am until 1pm each day and the school provides a snack for the children. Places are allocated using the Local Authority criteria. Application forms are available from the school and returnable to the school.The Playgroup is run on a voluntary basis by the Associate Head Teacher and Senior Staff to support families in the East End of Newcastle and whilst the Playgroup adheres to all school policies and systems, it is not part of the statutory provision of the school.
The Playgroup has to be fully funded therefore places cost £10.00 per session payable in advance. (Please note we review this charge each April). The Playgroup can also provide places for pupil who are eligible for the "two year old offer". The term after a child is 3 years old, places are funded by the government through the local authority and therefore free to parents/carers.