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BurlingtonJunior School

Admissions and Attendance

Admissions

Burlington Junior School is a four-form entry school. We are a community school and our admissions arrangements are dealt with by the Royal Borough of Kingston. To view these admissions arrangements, or for further information, please visit the Royal Borough of Kingston's admissions web pages

Most of the pupils who attend Burlington Junior School have transferred from Burlington Infant School. Pupils transfer to the Junior School in the September following their seventh birthday.

For information about the allocation of Kingston Community Primary School places for the last 3 years, please visit the following website:

Allocation of Kingston Community Primary School Places for the Last 3 Years

 


 

Applying for a Place at Burlington Junior School

To apply for a place for your child at Burlington Junior School, please click on the link below:

Apply for an Infant, Junior or Primary School Place

 


 

Transition to Secondary School

For details of all the schools in the borough and information on admissions and appeals, please visit the Royal Borough of Kingston's secondary school webpages

Further information about the transition from Burlington Junior School to secondary school can be found by clicking on the link below:

Burlington Junior School - Transition to Secondary School

 

School Admission Appeals 

You have a legal right to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at any or all of the schools that you've applied to. You can appeal for a place at your preferred school even though your child may have a place somewhere else.

For more information about the Royal Borough of Kingston's appeals process and appeals timetable, please visit Kingston's appeals webpage

Elective Home Education (EHE)
 

"Education is compulsory, attending school is not. Although the majority of parents choose to send their children to school, a number of parents choose to educate their children at home. This is called Elective Home Education." (Achieving for Children)

To find out more about Elective Home Education, please read the information and guidance within Achieving for Children's website.

Information and guidance for parents on elective home education (Achieving for Children)

The latest information is as a result of acknowledging some of the feedback they had received around their approach in supporting families who choose Elective Home Education (EHE) and how they could provide information and guidance in a user friendly way rather than as a policy.   

For more information, please contact: Diana Percival: 

Diana.Percival@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Request for pupil absence from school (including holidays) 

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 from Education
 

We follow DfE guidelines when children go missing from education. For information regarding the borough's fixed penalty notice charge, please see the link below.

Additional information can be found by clicking on the attachment at the bottom of this page.

Please see link for more information:

https://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200130/education_schools_and_nurseries/1331/education_welfare_service/2 

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

Exclusion from School 

An exclusion is a disciplinary measure which the head teacher of a school can use to deal with incidents of poor behaviour.

When a child’s behaviour is not showing signs of improvement, the school works with other professionals and agencies to support the child and their family. Persistent negative behaviour or serious incidents may lead to exclusion. Burlington Junior School can execute its power of exclusion either on a fixed or permanent basis. This decision is taken by the Headteacher. If a child is excluded, the school follows Achieving for Children’s exclusion procedures and Kingston’s policy and guidelines. For further details, please see our behaviour policy

At the bottom of this page you will find a leaflet for parents provided by Achieving for Children (for schools in Kingston and Richmond). 

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

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