The school year is from the 1st September to the 31st August of the following year. All children are entitled to admission to the reception class at the beginning of the year i.e. in September. However, legally, children do not have to start school until they are five years of age.
Bar Hill Primary School has a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 45. However, the governing body has always tried to ensure that a school place is made available for every child living within our catchment area.
To register your child at Bar Hill School you should complete the registration form, which can be obtained from the school office. In the autumn term prior to admission in the following September, parents will receive an admissions booklet from their pre-school or nursery. The registration form in this booklet must be completed and returned to the Admissions Department at Shire Hall who make the final placement decision.
Details of the County’s procedures and a timetable for applications can be found on the Cambridgeshire County Council’s website here.
Since September 2001, government regulations specify the number of children in any reception or infant class must not exceed 30.
The school has close links with Swavesey Village College, which is an outstanding secondary school with whom we have very close links. There is also liaison between our school and other feeder primary schools to ensure a smooth transition from primary to secondary education.
The Year 6 pupils visit the college during their last term at Bar Hill and members of the college staff meet the children. In addition to the annual parents’ evenings for new parents in November, the acting principal Andy Daley, welcomes prospective parents to visit and discuss any matters of concern.
A minority of children transfer to other schools in the area e.g. St Bede’s which is an interdenominational school and also has a very good reputation for quality of education.