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New Entrants to Primary Schools – September 2018

If you have a child, or know of a child, who was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 an application for him/her to start school in September 2018 should be made at any point before the closing date of 15th January 2018.  (See poster attached to main front door).  It is preferable to submit applications online and these can be accessed HERE.

Please remember that even if you’ve registered your child at primary school – and although St. Peter’s is an academy – you will still need to complete an online or phone application with the Local Authority.

When applications have been submitted, if you would like your child to attend St. Peter’s, we would really appreciate it if you could register your/your child’s details with us here at school too (if you haven’t already) in order that we may keep you informed of transition activities in preparation for your child starting school.

 

IMPORTANT – Changes to Code of Conduct Regarding Term-time (Including Holiday) Absence

You may recall that a few years ago, the Department for Education (DfE) introduced changes to the law regarding parents taking their children out of school during term time.  This in turn meant that Staffordshire Local Authority amended its Code of Conduct which sets out how these changes are implemented and its use of penalty notices (fines) to ensure that the highest standards of attendance are promoted.

In light of the recent Isle of Wight court case and the subsequent Supreme Court ruling on school absences the Code of Conduct was updated in September 2017.  As a result, there are some changes to previous guidance regarding absence from school.  The new guidance will come into effect on 1st January 2018 and details of the updated guidance may be found HERE.

 

Parent Questionnaire 2017

Many thanks to those parents who completed the recent questionnaire.  A total of 49 questionnaires were returned to school which represents just over half of those eligible to do so – a really pleasing figure.  It is especially gratifying that all parents who responded would recommend this school to another parent.

Please CLICK HERE to see an overview of the results of the questionnaire.