Each September we welcome up to 15 new children to our Reception Class. Some of our other year groups may also have spaces too. If you are interested in joining our school please contact the office and we would be happy to show you around.
All admissions to the school are dealt with by South Gloucestershire Council using the link https://find-information-for-adults-children-families.southglos.gov.uk/kb5/southglos/directory/advice.page?id=GLu6GUIMkpw&familychannel=2-2&channel=family
For new Reception children we contact parents after Easter and organise visits for parents and pre-school pupils to come into school. Parents and carers are invited to meet the Reception class team and are provided with starting school information. Before a child starts school in September, we arrange home visits, when staff from school will meet with parents/carers and the child.
As in other local schools, children in the Reception class attend school on a part-time basis in September. They will attend mornings and then move on to stay for school dinner and then full days. This helps the children get to know their new class teacher and other adults in school, as well as other children in a smaller group. The children become familiar with the classroom and school layout and they develop confidence in school routines. If parents wish to postpone entry until the Spring or Summer term, this is possible so please discuss this with the Head teacher.
If your child currently attends another school and you are interested in bringing them to Hawkesbury, we would be very happy to hear from you. Although most of our year groups are full, there is a chance that a space may become available. Please contact the school office if you would like to find out more.
The parents of the children in Year 6 are given the opportunity by the end of October to choose their secondary school. Application letters with personal online reference details are sent by South Gloucestershire Council to the school and sent out to parents. Each of the local secondary schools gives the parents an opportunity to visit and make an informed choice regarding their child’s next school.
We have strong links with local secondary schools; Katharine Lady Berkeley School in Wotton-under-Edge, where most of our children move onto, and Chipping Sodbury School. Some of our children attend Marling boys and Stroud High Girls Grammar schools in Stroud. The Year 6 pupils are invited to “Induction Days” in June and their staff visit our school to meet the pupils and liaise with the teaching staff. Transfer from primary to secondary can be an anxious time for both pupils and parents; we aim to keep this to a minimum. If you have any worries or queries regarding this matter please contact us.
Please click here for South Gloucestershire on-line application process.