Lynch Hill has 120 places in each year group, year R to year 6. Class sizes are limited to 30 pupils per class in Reception, year 1 and year 2. There is one intake each year into Reception, in September. An application for a Reception place is made using the common application form (CAF) which is available from Slough Borough Council. More information about Slough Borough's admissions process can be found here.
All other applications, including those for our Nursery, are made using an ‘in year’ admission form. These applications are processed by the school. The school maintains a waiting list. Applications are ranked according to the published oversubscription criteria. The waiting list is held for one academic year. Length of time on the waiting list is not used for selection in the case of oversubscription.
Changes to our Admissions Policy
The Department for Education (DfE) has published a new version of the School Admissions Code. The new code came into force on 1 September 2021.
The updated code aims to:
- Clarify and improve the process for admitting children to school outside of the normal admissions round (i.e. in-year admissions)
- Provide additional information for admission authorities to support them in discharging their duties effectively
In accordance with statutory requirements, the Variations to the Admissions policy are now on our website and should be considered part of our Admissions Policy effective from 1/11/2021 to 31/8/2022.
To download our Admissions policy 2021-22 please click here.
To download the Variations to Admissions document please click here
To download our In-Year Application form, please click here
COVID-19 Precautions: We will not be offering parents/families tours of the classrooms during the pandemic, but instead would ask you to watch our Early Years video tours: https://www.lhsprimaryacademy.org.uk/returning-to-school/early-years-tours
Children are admitted in September following their 3rd birthday. Places are part time, either five mornings or five afternoons per week. There is one intake into Nursery in September each year.
The school operates a waiting list for the Nursery. Applications for a Nursery place are accepted at any time throughout the year and from any age. Length of time on the waiting list is not used for selection in the case of oversubscription.
Looked after children, previously looked after children, and those allocated a place at the school in accordance with a Fair Access Protocol take precedence over those on a waiting list.
In all cases, where a decision has been made to refuse a place at the school parents have the right of appeal. All appeals need to be made in writing to the Appeals Clerk and will be considered by an independent panel.
The timetable for appeals is as follows:
April 16th 2021 - offers of school places from Local Authority.
20 school days to lodge an appeal from this date.
40 school days to hear appeals from deadline of lodged appeal date.
To download a copy of our appeals information please click here
To download a copy of our appeals form please click here