Admission to Tibberton School
Children who become five years old between 1st September and 31st August can be admitted full-time from the beginning of the Autumn Term in September.
Parents can exercise their right to delay admission until their child is of statutory school age from the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday.
Towards the end of the Summer Term the children who are due to start full time in September are invited to attend a session in Class 1 to help them become familiar with the new surroundings and get to know their class teacher and fellow pupils.
Children normally remain at the school until the end of the school year in which they reach their eleventh birthday.
The general policy for admissions has been based on the available accommodation within the school and is subject to the school’s standard number of 20 pupils per Foundation and Key Stage 1 year group (Reception to Year 2) and 30 pupils per Key Stage 2 year group (Year 3 – Year 6).
In the event of the number of applications for admission exceeding the vacancies available, priority will be based on the following criteria in the order stated:-
1. Children who are in the care of the authority.
2. Brothers or sisters already attending the school living in the area normally served by the school.
3. The place of residence is within the local area which the school serves.
4. Children of parents who are regular members of Tibberton/Sambrook Church congregations.
5. Brothers or sisters of children already attending the school living outside the normal area served by the school.
6. Children from outside the area normally served by the school on distance criteria based on proximity and ease of access.
7. Health reasons. In exceptional circumstances these may be given high priority.
Applying for a Place
Parents who are considering sending their children to the Tibberton are welcome to make an appointment to talk to the Headteacher and see the school in action.
All admission requests are dealt with directly by the Education Team of the authority in which the pupil resides who will liaise with the Telford & Wrekin Admissions Team.
New Reception starters apply directly to Telford & Wrekin for a place.
Parents have the right to appeal if the school is full. Appeals must be in writing to the Telford & Wrekin Education Officer, requesting the appropriate form and setting out reasons for requiring a place at the school.
Parents have the right to make personal representation to the Appeals Committee. The decision of the Appeals Committee will be binding on the Education Authority.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the legal restrictions that have been implemented in respect of social distancing, the Government has made emergency legislation which temporarily amends regulations which govern the way in which schools admission authorities set up and run appeals against the allocation of school places by the admissions authority.
The temporary regulations now prevent the usual practice of face-to-face hearings where parents or guardians get to hear the case for why a school is unable to offer a child a place and then have the opportunity to directly address the independent appeals panel as to why their child should be offered a school place.
For appeals in respect of Telford and Wrekin schools the Admissions Authority has decided to make use of telephone conferencing.
- Appeal forms to be submitted in the time frame as already published on our school admission appeals page.
- Admission Officers will prepare a statement which explains why your preference could not be met i.e. why your child could not be offered a place at your preferred school.
- The Clerk will send a copy of the Admissions Officer’s statement and all the information you have submitted to the Appeal Panel members.
- You will be invited to an appeal panel hearing, together with the Admissions Officer and the Appeal Panel Member.
- Following the appeal, the Clerk will then write to you with the Appeal Panels’ decision, setting out the reasons for the decision to uphold the appeal or not. The Clerk will also advise the Admissions Officer of the decision. Outcome letters will be issued within 7 calendar days.
For further information on the appeals process, please go Telford and Wrekin Admission Appeals