Admissions

General Admissions

Parents wishing to send their children to Kingsway School should call in or ring to make an appointment to see the Head, who will be happy to show you around the school and provide information about our philosophy, organisation and day-to-day routines.

It is now necessary for all parents, even those living close to Kingsway, to request a place at the school if they wish their child to attend. A form for this purpose should be sent to you through the post or you can call in at school and we will gladly provide one.

In common with other schools in the area, Kingsway School admits children, subject to LEA approval, at the beginning of the Autumn term after their fourth birthday. This is known as 4+ admission.

For more information please see Leicestershire County Councils website.

Induction

We aim to make the transition from home life to school a natural and enjoyable process for both children and parents.

Before the all-important “first day” visits are arranged for the parents to meet the staff and spend a little time in school.  Once children begin school a phased entry programme comes into operation.  All arrangements are made with full consultation between parents and staff in the child’s best interests.

Our induction programme includes;

  • close links with local pre-school group
  • pre-school visits for children and parents
  • meetings with parents to explain our procedures
  • phased introduction over the first two or three weeks

For pupils joining us at times other than the usual start in the 4+ Reception classes we always offer a pre-start tour of the school and agree an actual starting day, subject to local authority approval. We find new entrants two ‘brothers’ or ‘sisters’ from the older pupils who will look after the new comer for the first couple of weeks until they feel settled in school.