Admissions

Belmont Infant School adheres to the LA Criteria for selecting pupils to attend the school.

Tours for prospective parents/ carers

This is the term when parents with 3 and 4 year olds start thinking about choosing a school for their children for September 2022.

We carry out regular tours of the school so you can make an informed decision about where you send your child.

We will host tours on site but after school hours while there is some Covid risk. Where possible only one parent please.

Tours for Autumn 2021 for prospective Reception parents - PLEASE CALL AND BOOK A SLOT

Thursday 4th November @ 4pm

Tuesday 9th November @ 4pm

Tuesday 16th November @ 5pm

Tuesday 30th November @ 5pm

Wednesday 8th December @ 4pm

Watch a welcome video by Fiona Crean, headteacher:

Early Years at Belmont, a booklet for parents

Early Years Policy, 2020

Reception admissions 2021

The application deadline is 15 January 2022 .

Parents can view the digital viewbook primary_admissions_booklet.pdf and are asked to apply via e-admissions website.

https://www.haringey.gov.uk/children-and-families/schools-and-education/school-admissions/starting-primary-school

More detailed information regarding admissions can be found in Haringey’s primary education booklet available from Haringey Admissions Service on 020 8489 1000 or on its website

For further information on how to apply for a place at Belmont Infant School, please telephone the school office on 020 8888 7140

Belmont Infants is a popular school and we often have more applications for places than we can accommodate. Unfortunately, this sometimes means that children who want to come to Belmont cannot be offered a place.

If your child is not offered the school of your choice, you do have the right to appeal. Before starting the process you will need to think carefully about why you want to appeal and apply directly to Haringey’s Admission Service, 48 Station Road, Wood Green, London N22 7TY.

More detailed information regarding admissions and appeals can be found in Haringey’s primary education booklet, available from Haringey Admissions Service on 020 8489 1000 or on its website www.haringey.gov.uk/schooladmissions.

Information for New Reception Parents

Applying for a Year 3 place

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015 and your child attends an Infant school, you will need to apply for a junior place at Belmont Juniors for September 2022. This link will tell you how to apply:

Applying for a place at a Junior School in Haringey

Vale Inclusion Scheme - for children with physical disabilities

Belmont Infant School is in partnership with the Vale Special School. Belmont Infant School retains places in each year group for children on the Vale Special School roll for children who can be successfully integrated into mainstream school.

Parents should apply to the Vale School in order to be considered for this scheme.

Nursery admissions 2022

Priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below; this is for the 15 hours (5 mornings 9am – 12 noon or 5 afternoons 12.30 – 3.30pm) childcare that all 3-4 year olds are eligible for in England. We apply the same criteria for those eligible for 30 hours free childcare (see here for eligibility and how to apply

https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-tax-free-childcare). We have maximum capacity of sixteen ’30 hour’ spaces.

Criteria, in priority order:

1. Children in care/ 'looked after' children

Children who are looked after by a local authority or were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

2. Social medical

Children who the Authority accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at one specific school. Applications will only be considered under this category if they are supported by a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional. The information must confirm the exceptional medical or social need and demonstrate how this school is the only school that can meet the defined needs of the child.

3. Brother or sister (sibling)

Children with a brother or sister already attending the school or Belmont Junior school and who will still be attending on the date of admission. If a place is obtained for an older child using fraudulent information, there will be no sibling connection available to subsequent children from that family.

4. Children of staff

Children of teaching staff of the school where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application and/or children of a member of staff who has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

5. Distance

Children whose home address is closest to the preferred school. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the Ordnance Survey address point of the child’s home to the Ordnance Survey address point of the school, calculated using the Haringey computerised mapping system.

Notes

· Home address is defined as the child’s only or main residence;

· A sibling is a full brother or sister, a step/half brother or sister, a foster brother or sister or an adopted brother or sister living at the same address as the child for whom the application is being made;

· Priority for children of staff will be limited to one place for each form of entry in any year. Exception to this will apply to children of multiple birth or those born in the same academic year;

· Distance is measured in a straight line from the Ordnance Survey address point of the child’s home to the Ordnance Survey address point of the school.

Information for New Nursery Parents:

For Haringey Council's Admissions Criteria click here