RECEPTION PLACES FOR 2020
If you have a child who will be starting Reception in 2020, you can apply to the Local Authority from 12th September. Applications close on 15th January 2020.
If you would like to come to one of our open days, please contact the school office on 0117 379 0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Thursday 19th September at 10am
Tuesday 1st October at 2pm
Thursday 24th October at 10am
Wednesday 6th November at 6pm for refreshments with a 6:30pm start
Tuesday 3rd December at 2pm
Thursday 9th January at 10am
All open days are for parent/carer(s) only and will be held by a member of our senior leadership team. You will have the opportunity at the end of the tour to ask any questions you may have if they are not already answered. Please contact the main office on 0117 379 0777 to book. Spaces are limited!
The information evening for parent/carer(s) on the 6th November will consist of a more formal introduction to school life at Redfield Educate Together and will again be a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Due to the large numbers that attend this session, a tour will not be available.
Mid-term entry to other year groups and would like the opportunity to come and visit the school, get questions answered and see exactly what Educate Together is all about then please call the main office on 0117 379 0777. Please remember we only have years Reception - Year 5 at present.
Redfield Educate Together has 60 available reception places for 2019. Applications for reception class places must be made to the council as part of the Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. Please click here to be taken to the council admissions webpage.
If the school receives more than 60 applications for spaces an over-subscription criteria will be applied to allocate spaces. Further details can be found in our admissions policy.
If unsuccessful for a place this year in Reception we have a waiting list which you may join. If you wish to appeal about an unsuccessful application we follow the Schools Admissions Appeals Code. Our Admissions Policy can be found in the Policies section of this website.
Years 1 - 5 Admissions 2019/20
From time to time we have spaces, so if you would like your child to come to our school then please contact the main office on 0117 3790777 or e-mail email@example.com.
Will siblings get priority?
Yes, siblings have priority over other children for a space here. Children in care and fostered also have priority as do those with specific SEN needs whose EHCP names the school. After that it is decided on proximity to the school. In 2018 our catchment area was under 700 metres. This may vary each year. We follow the Bristol policy on admissions.
Do you employ qualified teachers?
All our teachers are, and will be, fully qualified teachers. We believe it is important our teachers are the best professionals we can recruit to ensure the best education for the children.
Do you give homework?
Yes, depending on the age and learning needs of the child and the views of the parents. We believe that this is a choice for parents. We do expect you to hear your child read. See our homework guidance here.
Where do you do sport and PE?
There is large outdoor sports court in the playground and two internal halls. We have an agreement with Bristol CC to use Netham Park sports pitches as well. The Highways Department have put measures in place to make the walking route there safer.
Will you have music lessons?
As part of the curriculum we will teach music to all children. If families would like their children to have individual or small group tuition that will be available at the usual costs. We will also take up all opportunities for music tuition provided by outside organisations funded through schemes and grants. We currently have specialist music teachers delivering high quality music lessons each week to all year groups.
Are you taking children into older years?
We can take Reception, Year 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 children. We do not have a Year 6 yet . We sometimes have vacancies in these year groups so ring the office if interested.
What is your attitude to SATs and exams?
The school is funded by the government so we have to carry out the statutory tests in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6. Our aim is to make these tests accurate and as low key as possible. We do not tell the children, nor do we cram them or have booster classes. We request that parents do not tell their children as well. These tests are there to inform the government about the school and whether we are teaching to the required standards. We assess the children regularly but they will rarely know. We still do tables tests and spelling tests but these are done in a low stress, high challenge way. Children usually do better if not aware of external pressures and tests. We will still make sure the children have a strong academic base to their learning and that they are ready to do well at Secondary school and in whichever path they choose in their future learning.