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Nursery Admissions

NURSERY CLASSES IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

ADMISSION TO THE NURSERY CLASS at St Anthony's Catholic Primary School will be on a full time basis and made by the Governing Body in accordance with the stated parental preference, subject to the following set of ADMISSION CRITERIA forming a priority order where there are more applications for admission than the Nursery has places available:

  1. Baptised Catholic Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children.
  1. Baptised Catholic Children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
  1. Other children who have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
  1. Baptised Catholic Children in the parish of St Anthony’s, as defined in its historical boundaries prior to 2010.
  1. Non-Catholic Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children.
  1. Other children living within Manchester, taking proximity to the school into account.

NOTES

1.         Admission to the Nursery Classes does not necessarily secure admission to the Primary School.

   2.       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 (under  Section 22 (i) of the Children Act 1989).  A previously Looked After Child is one who immediately moved on from that status after becoming subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

3.        The Governing Body reserve the right to admit children with proven and exceptional medical and social needs where admission to the Nursery Class may best help satisfy those exceptional needs, providing that such an application is submitted with appropriate evidence or reports from a doctor or social worker.   If the school is named in a statement of special educational needs the Governing Body has a duty to admit the child to the school.  Where applications are received from Catholic and other children in public care they will respectively be admitted to the Nursery class in that priority order and in advance of the outlined order of criteria.

 4.         All Catholic applicants will be required to produce Baptismal Certificates.

5.         The Governing Body reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a school place where false evidence is received in relation to baptism, sibling connections or place of residence.    

NURSERY APPLICATION FORM

30 HOURS CHILDCARE

PTA

Parent Teacher's Association

Newsletters

October 2018

 The PTA have raised £500 from the summer disco on 19th July and from payments into the 100 club!  The money will be used to purchase 'Buddy benches' at school, photos will be published once they're installed!

100 club rules

Safeguarding and Parental Guidance

Guidance Documents:

Useful Websites:

Advice on how to help your child use the internet safely, click on the following documents:

TOP TIPS

Talk to your child about what they’re up to online. Be part of their online life: find out what sites they visit and what they love about them. If they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.

Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child.

Encourage you child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills.

Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily. You need to keep up!

Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Think about what they see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online.

Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. For children of Primary School age, it is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and are aware if they see something they don’t want to see.

Know what connect to the internet and how. Nowadays even the TV connects to the internet. Be aware of which devices that your child uses connect to the internet, such as this will affect whether the safety settings you set are being applied.

Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, game consoles and mobile phones. Parental controls are not just locking and blocking, they are a tool to help you set appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops. They are not the answer to your child’s online safety, but they are a good start and they are not as difficult to install as you might think.

7-9’S CHECKLIST

CREATE a user account for your child on the family computer with appropriate settings & make the most of Parental Controls & tools like Google Safe Search

AGREE a list of websites they’re allowed to visit & the kind of personal information they shouldn’t reveal about themselves online (like the name of their school or their address)

DECIDE time limits for things like using the internet & playing on games consoles

BEAR in mind what older siblings might be showing them on the internet, mobiles, games consoles & other devices & agree some rules as a family

TALK to other parents about their views & don’t be pressured by your child into letting them use new technologies

10-12’S CHECKLIST

MAKE sure you’ve set some tech boundaries before they get their first mobile or games console – once they have it in their hands it can be more difficult to change the settings.

REMIND your child to keep phones, etc well hidden to minimise the risk of theft.

TALK to them about what they post & share online – written comments, photos & videos form part of their digital ‘footprint’ & could be seen by anyone & available online forever.

DISCUSS the kind of things they see online – they might be looking for more information about their changing bodies & exploring relationships for example

HOLD the line on letting your child sign up for services like Facebook & YouTube that have a minimum age limit of 13

We believe that internet safety education is a crucial element of the curriculum and an essential part of young people’s development. Please visit the following sites to help enable you to strengthen and reinforce the safety messages that your children receive in school, in your home environment;

www.childnet.com
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
www.saferinternet.org.uk.
www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe
www.digizen.org
www.ceop.police.uk
www.kidsmart.org.uk
www.iwf.org.uk
www.chatdanger.com
http://kidshealth.org/
https://www.iwf.org.uk/
www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/esafety/
http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html/
https://www.facebook.com/help/263149623790594/
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

Pastoral

Health and Wellbeing Day at St Anthony's

HB15

Health & Wellbeing Day

St Anthony's held a taster day on Thursday 10th May where Medical Professionals were invited into school to provide information to parents and carers on various Health & Wellbeing topics.  The day was a huge success with lots of positive feedback from visitors to the school. 

Following the taster day, we will be holding more Health & Wellbeing Days for members of the local community, future dates of these valuable events will be uploaded onto the school calendar in due course.                                                 Gallery>>>

 
Children from St Anthony's Buddy Bench 
 
First Aid Treatment

St Anthony's operate a wrist band system for reporting the treatment of first aid to parents and carers.  Further information:

First aid bands