Montrose School

Achieving, Caring, Aspiring

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Wigston Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire

0116 2832328

office@montrose.leicester.sch.uk

Admissions for the Main School (Reception - Year 6)

 

Parents wishing to apply for a place in Reception (Foundation 2) through to Year 6 must apply through Leicester Education Authority, as all places are allocated by the Schools Admissions Team and not managed through Montrose School

Children must start full time education in September after their 4th Birthday and places are allocated subject to availability and as per Local Authority criteria detailed below:

  • Pupils who are in the care of the Local Authority
  • Pupils who are on the list of children subject to child protection plans and need to attend an alternative school to avoid the abuser
  • Pupils who live in the priority area of the school
  • Pupils who have siblings already attending the same school but not the nursery
  • Pupils living in the area of a closed school whose parents name one of the linked schools to that area. If there are more of these preferences than places available, we will allocate them to the pupils who live closest in a straight line
  • Pupils whose parents base their application on a religious conviction
  • Children of parents/carers fleeing domestic violence (Subject to verification by a senior social worker or current Leicester City Council procedures for housing reallocation in cases of recognised domestic violence)
  • Pupils who live nearest the School (measured in a straight line)

The School Admissions Team can be contacted in the following ways:

Phone: 0116 454 1009 (option 1)

Website: www.leicester.gov.uk/admissions

Email: admissions-online@leicester.gov.uk

Write: School Admissions Service, Customer Service Centre, York House, 91 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FB

At Montrose School we have 2 classes in each year group with 30 places per class. We have adopted Leicester City Council’s over-spill policy and subject to certain conditions, the number of pupils in a class can be a little higher.

Right of Appeal

Parents have a right of appeal and if you do not get a place at your chosen school, the appeals are dealt with by the Leicester City Council School Admissions Team. Montrose School is unable to support or decline an application once a decision has been made by the Local Authority.

 

Applying for a Place in the Nursery (3-4 year olds)

How to Apply

Parents may apply for a place in the Nursery via the school. You will need to complete an application form. The options for applying are listed below:

1)  Download the application form:

Nursery application form

You can complete the form as a Word document, save it and then email it to office@montrose.leicester.sch.uk

Or complete the form by hand and return by post to: Montrose School, Wigston Lane, Aylestone, Leicester, LE2 8TN.

Alternatively, you can fax the form to (0116) 2839069.

2)  Visit the school to pick up and complete the form in person.

Please note: We do not post out application forms due to postage costs.

When to Apply

You can apply at any time for a place for your child in Nursery.  However, we ask that we receive all application forms by the end of the February in the year that your child is due to start, i.e. if your child is due to start in September 2017 then please complete and return the application form by the end of February 2017.

You can still complete and return an application form after the end of February in the year that your child is due to start, but they will not be considered in the first batch of acceptance letters and will be instead put on our waiting list.

Places for Nursery are given priority to children who:

  • live within the school's priority area
  • have siblings at the school
  • have special social, learning or physical needs

Frequently asked questions for Nursery admissions

Q.  How old does my child have to be to start in Nursery?

A. Your child will start in the September in which they are already 3 years old, and will be turning 4 years old in that academic year. Please see the table below to work out when your child would be due to start in Nursery.

 Born between these dates  Due to start F1
 1st September 2013 - 31st August 2014   September 2017
1st September 2014 - 31st August 2015  September 2018
1st September 2015 - 31st August 2016   September 2019 
1st September 2016 - 31st August 2017  September 2020
Q. How many places does Montrose School have available in Nursery?
A. We have 26 places available during the academic year 2017/18.
Q. How often does my child have to attend?
A. We ask that children access the full 15 hours of free Nursery education a week from Montrose School, so we expect children to attend every day for 3 hours.
Q. What are the times for the nursery?
A. The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 8.45-11.45am. We are only running a morning Nursery during the academic year 2017/18.
Q. Is Montrose School offering 30 hours of free Nursery education (criteria applies)?
A. We are not offering the 30 hours extended offer during the academic year 2017/18. We will update our website in due course when a decision has been made about whether we will be able to offer it in future years.

Q. If my child gets accepted into Nursery will they automatically receive a place in the main school (Reception to Year 6)?

A. No. To be considered for a full-time place in the main school you will need to submit an on-line application through the Local Authority (LA). Information on how to apply will be sent to schools to distribute to parents in September prior to your child starting Full-time school. You must submit an on-line application with Leicester City Council, please see their website for more details on how to apply.

 

Transfer to Secondary School

 

Leicester City Council have a website dedicated to helping you through the process of applying for a secondary school place and there is also a guide that you can download.  Click here to visit the site.     
 
Likewise Leicester County Council have their own site.  Click here to visit the site.    
 
Pupils move on to a range of secondary/high schools at the end of year 6.  Details of these schools can be found on their webpages.  Securing a place at your chosen school is dependent on each school's admission criteria e.g. catchment.  We advise you to attend each school's open evening so you can be best informed when applying for a place for your child. 
 
Transition meetings are held with the new schools so that staff can liaise closely and all children will have opportunities to visit their new school.  Open Evenings will be held at the secondary schools usually in the autumn term prior to transfer.
 

In recent years pupils have transferred to the following schools:

Countesthorpe Leysland Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

The Lancaster Academy

South Wigston High School

Wigston Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Leicester Grammar School

Right of Appeal

Parents have a right of appeal and if you do not get a place at your chosen school the appeals are dealt with by the Council's  Admissions Team. 

Montrose School is unable to support or decline an application once a decision has been made by the Local Authority.