Following an admissions consultation in 2018-19, Pool CE Primary is now named as a feeder school for Prince Henry's Grammar School (PHGS), Otley and is listed fourth on their admissions criteria (Sept 2020 onwards). Although we are not part of the Collaborative Trust of PHGS, we are a primary school in the same Family of Schools (Otley, Pool and Bramhope).
Entry into the Early Years Foundation Stage Class -
We have one intake per year, at the start of the Autumn Term. Pupils are normally admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday. The maximum number of admissions is 30.
All applications for places are dealt with by Leeds City Council’s pupil admissions department tel. 0113 2224414. Parents are asked to complete preference forms in the Autumn of the year before the child starts school.
Prospective parents are most welcome to make an appointment to look round the school at any time.
We endeavour to make each child’s entry into school as happy and relaxed as possible. The children in the intake are invited to visit their new class for several short visits in the Summer Term before they start school.
On starting school, each child is allocated a 'buddy' from Year 6 who is responsible for, and looks after them at play times and lunchtimes during the first few weeks. To ensure a relaxed and stress-free transition, pupils are admitted in small groups initially, with the intention of all pupils in class full time during the first fortnight of the Autumn Term. This arrangement is flexible and can be adapted if necessary after discussion with the class teacher and Headteacher.
Entry to the rest of school -
Parents of older children moving into the area, are always welcome to contact the school to enquire if there is space in the appropriate year group and to look round. Should this be the case, an 'In-year transfer form' from their current school must be completed, stamped by the school and signed by the Headteacher. The completed form must be sent to the school, on receipt of which we will confirm the place and contact admissions.
Class numbers in KS2 can exceed 30, but this is at the discretion of the Headteacher. Each application is considered separately due to the dynamic of each cohort. If we do not offer a place in a specific year group, parents can appeal through admissions at Leeds on 0113 2224414.
Pool Pre-School is housed within Pool C.E. School and enjoys close links with the school. Pre School is open 8.45am to 3.30pm every day.
Further information can be obtained from the Pre-School Manager, Mrs Vikky Campbell, by calling 0113 2843151 and the school will transfer you or on 07707 609093. Alternatively, email email@example.com
You may also like to visit their website www.poolpre-schoolgroup.org.uk.