We know just how important it is that you make the right decision for your child when selecting a school. All prospective new parents are invited to our Annual Open Day early in the academic year. However, we are happy for you to make individual appointments to come and experience the family atmosphere and the creativity for yourself.
Our main Open Day is held once a year in the Autumn term and the date can be found on our school calendar, however, should you wish to have a look around our school please contact Mrs Booth in the school office to make an appointment.
Children are admitted at the beginning of the autumn term before their fifth birthday. However, to allow children to comfortably settle into their new school, we have a phased entry, which will be tailored to suit the needs of each individual pupil to ensure a smooth transition. There may be children who find it hard to settle during these first few weeks either due to age, individual needs or toileting issues. In such cases we will liaise with parents regarding the need of the child and adjust the phased entry accordingly.
The school’s standard year group size is 60 with two mixed ability classes of 30 pupils per year group. All teachers make sure that they present work which will develop each individual child’s potential and they are ably supported by Teaching and Learning Assistants and Intervention Support Assistants in every year group.
There is a central admission system which makes admission to primary school fairer and easier for parents to manage. It does not change the process for deciding whether a child is admitted to a particular school but co-ordinates offers available to individual pupils and ensures that only one offer is made to each child. The Bromley Admissions Team at the Civic Centre manages the process for admissions, both to reception and ‘in year’ transfers.
All parents/carers, irrespective of where they live, who wish to apply to any mainstream primary school(s) in the London Borough of Bromley, need to complete one form – the Bromley Common Application Form (CAF). Applications to schools outside Bromley must be on the relevant LEA’s own Common Application Form. Parents/carers will be required to provide proof that they and the child resided and were registered at the address used on the CAF. Temporary rental addresses or the address of a relative cannot be considered. In cases where parents live separately but have joint custody, the address used must be able to be verified as the child’s own residential address.
• Up to six Bromley schools can be entered – in order of preference. The school you would like the most must be put as preference 1 at the top of the form.
• Parents are encouraged to include the school that has historically covered their home address as one of their preferences.
• Many of the primary schools in Bromley are oversubscribed. If none of the schools listed can offer a place, for its own residents, Bromley is required to allocate one at the nearest school that still has a vacancy, even if it was not included on the CAF.
If you have an older child (sibling) already at a school and this is the only school you wish your younger child to be considered for, you only need to include that school on the CAF as your first preference. However, the sibling must be attending the school in the September of the academic year of entry. Full details are published each year in a booklet entitled “Admission to Primary School” available from local libraries and the Civic Centre. There will also be limited copies available from local primary schools.
If you are still unsure about these arrangements, we shall be happy to discuss them with you when you visit.
Green Street Green Primary School is part of the South Orpington Learning Alliance (SOLA) Multi Academy Trust , which is committed to equality and INCLUSION.
Our pupils with Special Educational Needs are given the opportunity to grow and fulfill their potential, alongside their friends and classmates.
Pupils that need Specialist Support, beyond that available within school, are supported by London Borough of Bromley’s Special Educational Needs team.
Green Street Green’s Assistant Head Teacher is available to liase with parents of children who would benefit from the range of services offered by London Borough of Bromley.
Some of the SERVICES available through London Borough Bromley are…
> Managing the Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) process
> Deciding on any Specialist placements
> Providing support and guidance for parents, schools and other agencies
> Peripatetic service for pupils with hearing impairment
> Peripatetic service for pupils with visual impairment
> Educational Psychology Service working in partnership with staff and parents
> The Social and Communication Difficulties team works with mainstream schools and specialist settings to support the inclusion of children
Parents will be guided and supported by the Class Teacher and our Assistant Head Teacher, in her role as Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and her team, to ensure that support is sought when appropriate.