Applying for a place at The Charvil Piggott Primary School
Applying for Early Years Foundation Stage 2
Children are normally admitted to school in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2 (30 places). They will usually only be admitted to the year group normal for their age i.e. to EYFS2 if they have had their fourth birthday in the previous academic year.
All applications for The Charvil Piggott Primary School for EYFS2 from September 2023 should be made to the Local Authority in which you reside. All applications will then be forwarded to Wokingham Borough Council and subsequently The Piggott School for processing.
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To apply for a place at The Charvil Piggott Primary School outside of the normal admissions round or in any other year group, applications should be made directly to the school. Applications for an in-year place should be submitted no earlier than the term before the place is needed.
Please complete our online in-year application form by clicking here
If you require a paper copy of the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions Policy 2021-2022 (Determined)
Admissions Policy 2022-2023 (Determined)
Admissions Policy 2023-2024 (Determined)
Admissions Policy 2024-2025 (Determined)
It is a statutory requirement for all state funded schools to consult on their Admissions Arrangements every 7 years. In line with this requirement, the school last consulted on its Admissions Arrangements for 2020/2021. For further details on the last consultation, please click here.
The following map gives a guide to the designated area of the Piggott that is used in its over subscription criteria:
Piggott Designated Area - Detailed map (for reference only)
Please note that you can check your eligibility on the Wokingham Borough website -
http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/propertysearch1/ to find your catchment schools.
Admissions Criteria - 2023/24
The admissions criteria for The Charvil Piggott Primary School are given below in descending order of priority:
The Governors are required to admit all pupils with statements of special educational needs that name The Piggott School in their statement. To the extent that the governors are aware of any such pupils to be admitted in 2023/2024 at the time of allocating places to other applicants, the number of places allocated to others will be reduced so that the total number of admissions will not exceed the determined admission number.
In the event of there being a greater demand for admission than there are places available, a child with a statement of special educational need (or Educational Health Care Plan – EHC), which names The Charvil Piggott Primary School will always be admitted. Once places have been offered to these children, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below:
A. All looked after children or children who were previously looked after: All looked after children or children who were previously looked after, including those children who appear to have been in state care outside England, but ceased to be so as a result of being adopted: By a “looked‐after child” we mean one in the care of a local authority or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of its social services function. Previously looked after children are children who have been adopted, subject to child arrangement orders or special guardianship orders. Adopted children are those for whom an adoption order is made under the Adoption Act 1976 (Section 12) or the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Section 46). A “child arrangements order” is one settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live (Children Act 1989, Section 8, as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014, Section 14). A “special guardianship order” is one appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian/s (Children Act 1989, Section 14A). Applications under this criterion must be accompanied by evidence to show that the child is looked after or was previously looked after (e.g. a copy of the adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order). Evidence that a child from outside England was previously in state care will be required to come within this criterion. A child is regarded as having been in state care outside England if they were in the care of or were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation, or any other provider of care whose sole or main purpose is to benefit society.
B. Pupils whose permanent home address is in the school’s designated area and who have a sibling living at the same address who already attends the school (in any Key Stage, i.e. EYFS2 (Reception year) – KS5) by the deadline for applications. (For the definition of sibling see full document);
C. The children of staff at The Piggott School where that member of staff is the legal parent and guardian of that child, has a permanent contract to work at the school and where that member of staff has been employed at the school for 2 or more years at the time of application for the place or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post within a demonstrable skill shortage.
D. Pupils whose permanent home address is in the school’s designated area but who do not fall into criterion B;
E. Pupils whose permanent home address is not in the school’s designated area but who would otherwise fall into criterion B;
F. (Secondary admissions only) Pupils who attend one of the linked primary schools, who have not been admitted in an earlier criteria namely The Colleton, Crazies Hill CE, Knowl Hill CE, St Nicholas CE and Sonning CE (Aided) primary schools and Polehampton CE and Robert Piggott CE junior schools;
G. All other pupils.
Foundation Allocation Information
Please find below information on how places were allocated on national offer day for each Foundation intake. Please be aware that this information captures the allocation as it was on National Secondary Offer Day and does not include any movement thereafter.
This information, along with the allocation information for other schools in the borough, is available on Wokingham's website here: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/starting-infant-or-primary-school-ages-4-5/
|Information on how places were allocated
The Governing Body considered and ranked all the applications received. The last child allocated under criterion G lived 2.337 miles from the school according to the to the local authority’s computerised mapping system. There were insufficient places for the remaining 2 children in criterion G who have been provisionally placed on a waiting list pending confirmation from parents that they wish to remain on the waiting list for the school. Admission of further children would cause infant class size prejudice.
The Governing Body considered and ranked all the applications received All applicants who expressed a preference and where no higher ranked preference could be offered were allocated places at the school following co-ordination.
|The Governing Body considered and ranked all the applications received. Following co-ordination offers could be made to all those applicants meeting criteria A-C plus 20 in criterion D. The last child offered under criterion D lived 0.644 miles from the school according to the local authority’s computerised mapping system. There were insufficient places for the remaining 9 children (2 in Criterion D, 4 in Criterion E and 3 in criterion G) who have been provisionally placed on a waiting list pending confirmation from parents that they wish to remain on the waiting list for the school. Admission of further children would prejudice infant class size.
Useful Links From the Wokingham Authority Website
- Care and support for children and families: www.wokingham.gov.uk/families
- Services directory: www.wokingham.gov.uk/services-directory
- The Wokingham Borough’s Local Offer: www.wokingham.gov.uk/lo
- Watch our guide to the online Local Offer: https://youtu.be/Hv_QNrtMQWk
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