Admissions and New Parent Tours
We are offering tours of our school to new parents on the following dates:
- Friday 1st December at 11am
- Tuesday 5th December at 9.30am
- Thursday 14th December at 2pm
If you would like to attend, please contact the school office to book your space.
Maple Tree is a one form entry primary school. We are able to offer 30 places in each year group. The determined admission arrangements for the school in relation to each relevant age group at the school, including any arrangements for selection, any over subscription criteria and an explanation of the process of applying for a school place, can be found in the school admission policies which are available from the policies page.
There are 3 different ways that your child can start at Maple Tree. Please choose the option below that is right for you and your child.
Admissions to Pre-School:
Pre-School for 2 Year Olds
Maple Tree’s first point of entry is the pre-school which takes children from the age of 2 years old. You can register for the waiting list at the main school office. Parents are invited to visit before the child attends the pre-school and are able to tour the school and pre-school before making a choice.
Children enrolled in pre-school will automatically move into the pre-school class for 3/4 year olds the term after they turn 3 years old. There will be an opportunity for you to defer at this point if it is in the best interests of the child. This request should be made in writing to the Headteacher.
Pre-School for 3 Year Olds
Children can also enter Maple Tree Pre-School in the term after they are three (Jan-April births Summer term start, May-Aug births Autumn term start, Sept-Dec births Spring term start.)
Therefore, parents who would like their child to be admitted at this stage should ensure that they contact the school, as soon as possible, to enter their child’s name into the school’s waiting list. Parents need to complete the necessary application form for their child to start the pre-school.
Visits to the school are encouraged to help make an informed choice. Parents should complete the school’s pre-school admission form and return to the school office. Places are offered in October for the Spring, Summer and Autumn term of the following year. Any applications received after October will be offered as spaces become available.
You will be informed about the school’s acceptance of the children and the start date, the session and times, the home visit. Your child will normally be invited to a “taster session” the half term before they start. Parents will have the opportunity to defer at this point.
The children will normally have a staggered start to the pre-school to ensure a smooth transition from home to the pre-school.
Viewings for prospective parents are welcomed, please contact the school office on 01767 699806 or email email@example.com to arrange this.
Admission to Reception:
The admission round for September 2024 is now open. Central Bedfordshire encourages parents to apply online at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/admissions The application deadline is 15th January 2024. Viewings for prospective parents are welcomed, please contact the office on 01767 699806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
In Year Admissions:
If you have moved into the area and would like to apply for a place here at Maple Tree please contact the school office in the first instance on 01767 699806 or email email@example.com to arrange this.
Information on the Arrangements for Pupils with Disabilities:
The school will use its best endeavours to meet the needs of every child. This includes those children with medical conditions. Please see the Policy for Managing the Medical Conditions of Pupils. Some pupils who have a medical condition may be disabled, and where this is the case Maple Tree Primary School will comply with the duties placed on it by the Equality Act 2010. The headteacher leads staff in the school’s responsibility for meeting the medical needs of pupils.
The school is required by legislation to have an Accessibility Plan in order to promote access for disabled pupils to the school curriculum. This includes access to teaching and learning and also to the wider curriculum of the school, such as participation at after school clubs.
If your child has disabilities, please contact the school SENDCo, Mrs Chris Pond, to discuss further.
If parents wish to appeal against a decision to refuse entry, they can do so by applying to the LA. An independent appeals panel then meets to consider all appeals by parents who have been refused a place at our school and who wish to appeal against this decision. An appeals panel’s decision is binding for all parties concerned. If the appeals panel decides that we should admit a child to our school, then we will accept this and continue to do all we can to provide the best education for all the children at our school.