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BurlingtonJunior School

Admissions and Attendance

ADMISSIONS

Burlington Junior School adheres to the Royal Borough of Kingston Council schools admissions policy. For further up to date information please click on the link below. We are a 4 form entry school from September 2017.

This revised version is as a result of acknowledging some of the feedback they had received around their approach in supporting families who choose EHE and how they could provide information and guidance in a user friendly way rather than as a policy.   

To apply for Burlington Junior or Burlington Infants and Nursery School,
please click on the link below:

For information on applying for places in 2018 and 2019,  please see the link below

 

 

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200342/apply_for_a_school_place/791/school_admissions_arrangements

The latest information leaflet regarding starting Primary education from Kingston, can be viewed by clicking on the link at the foot of this page.

Elective Home Education

Please find the Local Authorities EHE guidance to parents.

For more information, please contact: Diana Percival: 

Diana.Percival@achievingforchildren.org.uk

REQUEST FOR PUPIL ABSENCE/HOLIDAY FROM SCHOOL

Regular attendance at school is vital for your child’s educational progress. Kingston Education Authority expects all parents/carers to ensure that their children attend school whenever possible. Absences due to holidays taken during school time could hinder academic progress. Without school’s permission, such absences are treated as truancy and may lead to parental prosecution.

By law, Headteacher’s have the power to delete a child’s name from the school’s roll should parents arrange for him/her to go away for holidays in term time and without school’s permission.

In such circumstances, your child’s school would not be able to guarantee a school placement on his/her return and their place may be filled from our waiting list... Therefore when returning from holiday you may have to apply to a new school.

We appreciate that there are exceptional circumstances under which you may need to take your child out of school however we cannot guarantee that such absence will be authorised.

You will need to complete and return a request for absence form available from  the school office, or by clicking on the link below, at least two weeks before your intended departure date. 

Please try to arrange hospital, doctors ,dental, examination appointments etc outside school hours however where this is not possible please inform the school office that your child will be absent by 9am on the date of the appointment. We would also request that you put this in writing.

We hope you appreciate that your child’s attendance in school has a direct impact on their learning particularly where a subject is being studied over a number of lessons/weeks.

We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Children Missing Education

We follow Dfe guidelines when children go missing from education.

Please see link for more information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/550416/Children_Missing_Education_-_statutory_guidance.pdf

CHARGING AND REMISSIONS

Burlington arranges a variety of trips and workshops for the pupils which enhance their learning of the topic they are studying. In order for the trips and workshops to go ahead it is necessary for school to ask parents/guardians for a voluntary contribution towards the cost.

It is Burlington’s policy however not to exclude any child on the basis of inability to pay however should not enough funds be raised the trip/workshop may need to be cancelled.

In addition, we ask parents to make an annual voluntary contribution at the beginning of the academic year. This enables us to buy additional resources. We really appreciate your donations.

Hire of facilities is available, please contact the office for further information. All profits from hiring the school facilities are used to develop the buildings and curriculum further for our children.

APPEALS

Should you wish to appeal regarding your child’s school place at Burlington Juniors please click this link

For information regarding our exclusion policy, please see page 3 of the Burlington Junior School Behaviour Policy: No.4 in the list of Non-Curriculum policies.

 Please see also the government's school exclusion guidellines by clicking here