It is a little while since I have added news about the school, but the thread about difficulty getting a child into the school has prompted me to provide some guidance.
Kingsway Primary School admissions have shown unprecedented growth over the last 18 months as shown below:
- September 2008 – 30 pupils on roll in one class
- November 2008 – 108 pupils in 4 classes
- January 2009 – 122 pupils in 6 classes
- July 2009 – 137 pupils in 6 classes
- September 2009 – 182 pupils on roll in 8 classes
- April 2010 – 220 pupils on roll in 8 classes
- September 2010 – we will be 279 pupils on roll at least and be at least 10 classes.
This has led to confusion over spaces available at the school, because at times we are full in some year groups, until sufficient admission appeals necessitate another class being opened. This then releases more places for pupils.
Gloucestershire County Council keeps our allowed admission numbers low so that we are not swamped by people who would like to attend GCC’s ‘Flagship’ school and who do not live locally. While this may appear frustrating for local parents, it is actually a helpful system and stops more distant pupils blocking out local children moving onto the estate at a later time.
At the moment, we have lots of spaces across the school for September 2010 because larger numbers in each year group are moving up the school releasing spare capacity in classes, BUT these spaces are going very very fast. If you register your interest with us for September 2010 before 1st July, myself – as Headteacher, will deal with admissions but after 1st July 2010, this control will return to GCC. Do not miss this final opportunity for spaces!
If you want a place in your local primary school then apply to us and we will do all we can to get you in.
Although there are plans for a second school on Kingsway, this is once again governed by completed house purchases and is sometime in the future. In the interim period, more and more Kingsway pupils will be referred to places in other local schools, necessitating travel and isolation from friends. The more parents who appeal to Kingsway Primary school, the more we can open up to accomodate your wishes.
Tel: 01452 881800