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Whitehall Junior School

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Admissions and Attendance

Community Schools' Determined Admissions' Arrangements

Community Schools Admissions Arrangements  

As set out in the School Admissions Code, Admission authorities must set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the admission authority must first publicly consult on those arrangements. Consultation must be for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1st October and 31st January of the school year before those arrangements are to apply.  

 

Hillingdon Council is the admissions authority for all Hillingdon Community schools and the Council will be consulting for 8 weeks from Monday 24 October 2022 until 19 December 2022 (12pm finish) for changes to the admission criteria to be implemented for admission from September 2024. 

 

You can access the proposed admission arrangements for Hillingdon community schools for 2024/2025 here (PDF attached) 

 

Summary of proposed changes

Reduction of Published Admissions Numbers 

All community schools have a published admissions number in accordance with the School Admissions Code 2021. This is the number of school places that the admission authority must offer in each relevant age group of a school for which it is the admission authority.  

The Local Authority is consulting to reduce the Published Admission Number for: 

  • Coteford Infants School from 81 to 60, reducing the distance priority radius from 1000m to 750m. 

 

How to respond? 

The local authority welcomes your feedback.  You can access further information regarding the reasoning for proposed changes and make comments or suggestions in response, please visit the Council website via www.hillingdon.gov.uk/consultation  

 

Alternatively, you can submit a written response to School Placement and Admissions Team, 4E/09, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW.  

If you have any questions that have not been covered in the consultation document or that are specific to your circumstances and would like to discuss these, please contact admissions@hillingdon.gov.uk/01895 556644. 

 

At Whitehall Junior School, our school day begins with a soft start where the children enter the school straight from 8.35am and 8.50am.  Registers are taken at 8.50am. Our school day finishes at 3.10pm for Years 3 and 4 and 3.15pm for Years 5 and 6.

Attendance Policy

The link above contains important information about how to apply for both primary and secondary school places in Hillingdon and the process for any appeals.  All applications for places at Whitehall Junior School are managed through the London Borough of Hillingdon.  Please click on the link shown above.

 

If you would like to find out more information about joining our school, please contact the local authority in the first instance.  Once you have been offered a place, please phone us on 01895 234071 and speak to our receptionist.  An appointment can then be made for you to meet our Headteacher, Anneline Moloi.  

Protocol for Children who are Left Late at School

 

The Education Welfare Service (EWS) has agreed a protocol (which is available on request from the school reception) for when children are left after school. Responsibility for the child still lies with the parent but school has a duty of care for any pupil who is not collected by their parent or nominated deputy after school has finished. 

 

If any child has not been collected or been able to be delivered home by 5pm the school must contact the police.

 

 

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