Admissions, Charging, Complaints & Data Protection
Kingsmead Primary is a one and a half form entry community primary school with ten classes from Reception through to Year 6. As a Local Authority maintained school, our admission criteria are the same as for any other Cheshire West and Chester community school with the Local Authority determining our admissions policy and over-subscription criteria.
Families interested in a school place should contact the school office. If there are more than one family on the waiting list, the Local Authority fair admission criteria will be applied. If there is no waiting list in the year group places are allocated on a first come basis. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be informed when places become available. Further details regarding in-year transfers can be found on the Cheshire West and Chester website.
Statutory Guidance Documents for Admissions and Appeals
Our policy sets out charging for activities. By law we may only ask for a voluntary contribution for whole class activities within the school day. However, without these contributions from families we would be unable to provide the breath and enrichment that brings learning to life for children. Residential visits and instrumental tuition as well as some before and after school clubs can be charged for. It is very important that no child miss out due to financial hardship; we can offer bursaries for families in need of support, further details of which can be found in the policy.
Parents and school invariably want the same outcome - the best educational opportunities for children. Most concerns or issues can be resolved amicably, especially if dealt with early on. Please come in to speak to the child's teacher if you have any worries. If this doesn't address your concern please see the phase leader, deputy headteacher or headteacher. We have a policy for complaints which you can find by clicking the link above.