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Admissions

How to Apply for a place at Maids Moreton C.E. School

Maids Moreton is a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School for children of 4 to 11 years of age.  We are a Church of England Voluntary Aided School but this does not affect our admissions policy. Families of all faiths and none are equally welcome and we have no clause with regard to practising church-goers in our admissions criteria.  

Our school is currently expanding and changing status from being an infant school to a full primary. The timeline is as follows:

September 2021 - Years R to 3
September 2022 - Years R to 4
September 2023 - Years R to 5
September 2024 - Years R to 6

Our school's published admission number for each year group is 15.

Admission during the school year depends on whether there are places available. All year groups at the school have 15 places. The school has voluntary co-ordination arrangements with Bucks County Council therefore all applications for in year places must be made to Buckinghamshire Council.

Our Admissions Policies can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

To apply for a place at Maids Moreton CE School you need to contact the Local Authority in which you live.  If you live in Buckinghamshire you can apply online by going to http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/admissions where you will find step - by - step guidance.

Making an In Year Application: If you wish to apply for a place after the normal transfer time then you need to make an in year application.   

  • if you wish to move schools but are not moving house, you will need to speak to the headteacher of your existing school for an application form
  • if you are moving house you can use the Buckinghamshire Council online application form

Where there is oversubscription, the school’s admissions policy is applied, and applicants are placed on the waiting list held by the Buckinghamshire Council School Admissions team. In the event of an unsuccessful application, parents may choose to appeal through the Buckinghamshire Council Appeals Procedure.

Dates for Admission

Children are admitted to the school in September at the start of the academic year in which they celebrate their 5th birthday.  Children must attend full time in the term after which they become 5. The school operates a very flexible policy and will decide whether full time or part time is most appropriate for younger pupils.  

Prior to admission the children are invited to a taster session to become familiar with the teachers, the setting and other children who will be starting school at the same time. The school has very close links with the local on-site Pre-School as well as a number of other local providers. The Reception class teachers visit each new child in their pre-school or nursery settings prior to school admission.  Parents are also invited to a starting school information evening. These events are intended to make the transfer from home to school as smooth and comfortable as possible. 

How to find out about our school and arrangements for visits

Parents who wish to come in and view the school in action are welcomed by pre-arranged appointment. Please contact Mrs Power, the school administrator/bursar, to arrange a visit. We have also made a presentation available for prospective parents which can be viewed by clicking on the link below. The presentation contains a wealth of information about our school. 

Consultation on Admissions Policy 2023-2024

We are currently consulting on our admissions policy for 2023-2024. The reason why we are consulting at this time is because as a VA school, we are strongly advised to align our policy with the model policy of the Oxford Diocese. NB: There are no significant changes to our admissions criteria from previously. If you have any comments regarding these arrangements please email the Chair of Governors, Mr David Owen at the school office office@maidsmoreton.bucks.sch.uk by Friday 3rd December 2021.