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Find primary schools

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Choosing a school for your child is an important decision that any parent has to make.   Before you decide on a primary school arrange to visit your local schools to get a feel for their ethos and their values.   When visiting think about how it made you feel.  Did…

Primary school admissions

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Page contents Primary school admissions Information following National Offer Day South Gloucestershire admission authority schools Academies and voluntary aided schools  Further information Primary schools admissions If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, you must apply for them to start…

Bullying

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Bullying is when someone does something deliberately to hurt, upset or threaten you or someone else. Children can experience unkindness and unfairness which might not always be bullying, but it could be bullying if: it goes on for a while or happens regularly it is…

Education other than at school (EOTAS)

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Alternative provision or ‘Education Other Than at School (EOTAS)’ can be arranged by local authorities or schools for children who don’t attend mainstream school for reasons such as exclusion, school refusal, medical conditions or illness.  Page contents: Local authority education other than at school   Education in hospital  Local authority education other than at school   Alternative provision for children who are…

Fair Access Protocol

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All local authorities must have a Fair Access Protocol, agreed with the majority of schools in its area, which aims to ensure that children who have not been able to secure a school place during the school year are offered a place at a suitable school…

Home education

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Education is compulsory whereas attending school is not.  Although most parents choose to send their children to school, some will educate their children at home.  This is called Elective Home Education. Page contents: Elective Home Education (EHE) What to consider before deciding to home educate…

School clothing grants

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If you need help with the cost of essential school clothing we have the following support available. School uniform reimbursement grant 2022 This is a short-term grant to provide support to those who need it during the current rising cost of living. It covers essential…

Fixed penalty notices

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Page contents: Parental responsibilities Penalty Notices When a Penalty Notice might be issued What you can do to avoid receiving a Penalty Notice The cost of a Penalty Notice Is there an appeals process? What happens if you do not pay Further information and advice…

Transition planning between education settings for children with SEN and disabilities

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The term ‘education transition’ can be used to describe any changes for your child with special education needs and disability as they are moving into, within, between and out of educational settings. The key educational transition stages are: starting early years The move from: early…

Find secondary schools

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Choosing a secondary school is an important decision that you and your child will have to make.  Before you decide on choosing a school arrange to visit your local secondary schools to get a feel for their ethos and their values.  During the autumn term,…