Florence Melly Community Primary School
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Admission Arrangements

Interested in joining our Flo Melly family? Here’s how…

Our Nursery admissions criteria. 

We have both full time and part-time Nursery places available. Our full-time places are for those parents/carers in receipt of 30-hour childcare funding. We do not offer the option for parents/carers to pay for additional sessions. Our part-time sessions are structured as either morning or afternoon sessions only. When allocating places to our Nursery, we use the following criteria. 

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children, including those children who have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted
  2. Those pupils who have parents/carers in receipt of 30 hour funding.
  3. Pupils with a sibling already in our school.
  4. Distance from the school. 

We appreciate that many of you may be disappointed if/when you are not allocated a place. Our Nursery provision is hugely oversubscribed every year. Do not panic though, all is not lost, as we have a waiting list and places do sometime become available. If you are not allocated a place and would like to be placed on our waiting list, please contact the school office on 0151 226 1929. Nursery place allocation does not influence our Reception admissions.

As a maintained school, our admissions policy for Reception is determined by Liverpool City Council. 

If your child is due to start Reception in September 2024…

You can apply online from 1st September 2024.

The closing date for Reception applications for 2024 is: 14th January 2024.

Even if your child has a place in our school Nursery, you still need to apply for a place in our Reception classes. Places are allocated by Liverpool City Council, not us! You can find out more by visiting their admissions webpage: https://liverpool.gov.uk.

Before you apply you must register for an account first. Please use the links below, which outline how to register and how to apply for a Reception place. 

Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements

The School Admissions Code requires all local authorities to have co-ordinated admission arrangements for admission into Reception. This means that parents/carers receive a single offer of a school place for their child on the same day.  The result is a more objective, clear and fair admissions process.

Liverpool Local Authority have agreed to use the following co-ordinated admission arrangements and equal preference scheme to allocate places in Liverpool primary schools. If your child is due to start Reception in September 2023, please see this: Co-ordinated Admissions Arrangements document for more information. 

These document includes:

  • Reception class co-ordinated admission arrangements.
  • Community primary school admission policy.
  • In Year application admission arrangements.
  • Definitions for admissions purposes.

In-year school transfers

An in-year transfer is when a child moves from one school to another during the academic year because:

  • you move house, either within or into Liverpool.
  • you want your child to change schools for other reasons.

In accordance with guidance set out by Liverpool City Council, if you wish to move your child from one Liverpool school to our school, please speak to your child’s current school. They will liaise us. 

Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools

If your child has SEND or additional needs, placements will be based on their statement or education, health and care plan. For more information and advice please contact SENDIASS or visit the Local Offer website.

Information for our Year 6 Parents/Carers…

If your child is due to start Year 7 in September 2024…

You can apply online from 1st September 2023. The closing date for Year 7 applications is: 31st October 2023. Please ensure that you have completed the online preference form AND returned any supplementary paper forms (where applicable) directly to your preferred schools by the closing date. 

For more information about how to apply for Year 7 places for September 2024, please visit:

https://liverpool.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-admissions/transfer-from-primary-to-secondary-school/.

Our Waiting Lists

We are currently full in many of our year groups. On 1st February 2023, our Governors at their Full Governing Body meeting, agreed the following criteria (in accordance with what has been set out in School Admissions Code – September 2021) for when we are oversubscribed. Our oversubscription criteria is be reasonable, clear, objective, procedurally fair, and comply with all relevant legislation, including equalities legislation. 

Places will be allocated in the following order:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children, including those children who have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted
  2. Those pupils who have an EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan)
  3. Pupils with a sibling already in our school (including step siblings, foster siblings, adopted siblings and other children living permanently at the same address). This does not include siblings of former pupils. 
  4. Distance from the school – using the https://www.distance.to online distance calculator to ascertain the distance between the child’s home address and the school.

Our admission arrangements include an effective, clear, and fair tie-breaker to decide between two applications that cannot otherwise be separated. This will be decided by flippism (flipping a coin). 

Do you need HELP with anything else?

Our school office is a great source of information, please ask for Miss Mollie Rainford (our new School Business Manager) who will be more than happy to help. Alternatively, you can email her on: m.rainford@fmp.liverpool.sch.uk.