Admissions

ADMISSIONS FOR RECEPTION

SEPTEMBER 2021 ENTRY

(for children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017)

The admissions process for September 2021 entry for Van Gogh Primary will begin in September 2020.

Open Sessions

We are working on plans for open sessions for applications for September 2021 entry. With current social distancing and other guidelines in place, it is unlikely open sessions will be held in their usual format. We understand the importance of getting to know our school when considering applying and are working on the best way to facilitate this for families. We will publish further information on this page as soon as it is possible to do so.

KEY DATES

Please note the following key dates in the application process for Reception 2021 entry:

September 2020: Prospectus and admissions information available from the school and the website and applications begin

Friday 15 January 2021: Deadline for submission of the Common Application Form (CAF) to your home Local Authority

For any questions, please contact the school office HERE

The London Borough of Lambeth’s Admissions page is linked HERE

The Admissions Policy for 2021 entry is available using the link below:  

Admissions Policy for 2021 entry


SEPTEMBER 2020 ENTRY

(for children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016)

Thursday 16 April is National Offer Day for Reception places for September 2020. Families will be notified by their home Local Authority of the offer of a school place on the day. Please see the London Borough of Lambeth’s Admissions page linked HERE for more information. Residents of other boroughs should visit their own Local Authority’s website for details.

On Friday 17 April, Van Gogh Primary will write to those applicants who applied to the school who have either:

a)    been offered a place at Van Gogh Primary, or
b)    have not been offered a place and have not been offered a school listed as a higher preference on their Common Application Form

Van Gogh Primary will not write to families who have been offered a school listed as a higher preference on their Common Application Form.

In line with Local Authority guidelines, the school will not be able to communicate with families over the phone or in person about offers until you have received correspondence from the Local Authority and from Van Gogh Primary. The correspondence contains information about accepting offers and, for those not offered a place, about waiting lists and appeals. Please wait until you have received this information before contacting us with any queries.

Late applications may still be submitted. Please refer to our Admissions Policy for information about the process. 

The London Borough of Lambeth’s Admissions page is linked HERE

OPEN SESSIONS

Please note, Van Gogh Primary is currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Open Sessions will resume once schools in the UK are re-opened.

 

Please note the following Key Dates in the application process for Reception 2020 entry:

September 2019: Prospectus and admissions information available from the school and the website and applications begin

Wednesday 15 January 2020: Deadline for submission of the Common Application Form (CAF) to your home Local Authority

Thursday 16 April 2020: National Offer Day. Local Authorities will notify families of the offer of a school place.

Friday 17 April 2020: Van Gogh Primary will write directly to applicants who have a) been offered a place at the school or b) have not been offered a place and have not been offered a school of a higher preference on their Common Application Form.

Thursday 30 April 2020: Deadline for return of acceptances to Van Gogh Primary and the Local Authority

Thursday 30 April 2020: Waiting list information available to families upon request. Appeal packs available for those who wish to consider appealing the decision not to offer a school place.

w/b 11 May 2020: Second round offers made for any places not accepted in the first round of offers

Friday 5 June 2020: Deadline for submission of appeal forms

w/b 6 July 2020: Appeals heard

You will receive notification of the date and time of your appeal at least 14 calendar days before your appeal hearing. Any additional evidence you wish the panel to consider must be submitted at least 5 calendar days prior to your appeal. You will receive written notification of the outcome of your appeal within 7 calendar days of the hearing, wherever possible. These timings have been amended in line with new temporary legislation due to the coronavirus outbreak; the deadline for submission of appeal forms remains 5 June. Families who have submitted an appeal form will be contacted directly regarding the changes.

For any questions, please contact the school office HERE

The Admissions Policy for 2020 entry and Early Years Brochure are available using the links below:

Admissions Policy for 2020 entry

Early Years Brochure


ADMISSIONS FOR NURSERY

We offer a range of part-time and full-time places in our nursery.

Applications for the nursery are available at the school office. Families are encouraged to submit applications by Friday 24 April 2020.

For more information, please see the Early Years Brochure linked below:

Early Years Brochure


IN-YEAR ADMISSIONS

APPLICATIONS FOR CURRENT RECEPTION - YEAR 6

To apply for an In-Year place for the 2019-20 Academic Year for Reception to Year 6, you need to complete the Lambeth In-Year Common Application available HERE. Please see the Admissions Policy linked below for more information on In-Year Admissions.

Applications made in previous academic years do not carry forward into the 2019-20 academic year. If you have applied previously and not yet been offered a place, you will need to submit a new In-Year application form. For any questions, please contact the school office HERE.

This form is NOT for Reception applications for 2020 entry. For Reception for 2020 entry, please see the relevant admissions section above.

Admissions Policy for 2019-2020

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