Clearwell admits children into the school in the September of the school year in which they are five. (The school year runs from 1st September to 31st August).

On registering a child for admission, details of name, age, date of birth, address, etc. are taken and the child is invited to attend three or four afternoons towards the end of the summer term before he/she begins as a full member of the school in September.

To help our newest pupils to become used to the routine, the school has devised a staggered programme of introduction. This starts with a short staggered intake which will vary dependent on the needs of the cohort.  For 2017 the children spent the first week coming into lunch and then spending the afternoon with the class, the second week attending mornings with lunch and then the third week they were in full time.  Details of the arrangement for the 2018 cohort will be sent to parents towards the end of the summer term before the children are due to start school.

The school has found that this arrangement works very well as the children gradually become accustomed to the pace of the school routine as they become used to meeting new adults and making new friends.

Parents are normally advised to register their children by the Country deadline in the January of the year of entry but all later enquiries will be welcomed.

A copy of the School’s Admissions Policy can be downloaded here.

Further information about the In-Year Admissions Policy within Gloucestershire County Council is available on the County Council Website by clicking here.