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A welcoming village school in the of the Rottingdean community

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Update 6th January 2021

 

It is with great regret that all upcoming prospective parent tours and live 'in action' virtual tours will need to be cancelled, due to the Government's guidance around the National Lockdown and school being closed to the vast majority of pupils. 

 

  The tours I have done so far, both in person and virtually, have been well attended, so I know this will disappoint families who were still deciding on their choice of school before next week's admissions deadline of 15th January 2021. However you will of course understand that our overriding priority at the moment is the safety of all in our school community. 

 

Do take a look at our prospectus and website, which will give you a flavour of everything we do and can offer in our school "where every child is nurtured and cherished" (Ofsted comment February 2020). You can also contact the school office on admin@stmargarets.brighton-hove.sch.uk to request a phonecall with me, if you have any further questions about the school that you would like to speak to me about. 

 

With very best wishes for your decision making in these difficult circumstances, 

 

Rachel Kershaw

Headteacher 

 

Update 17th December 2020

 

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent virtual tours. Due to requests from prospective parents, I will host another 2 virtual tours of the school 'in action' in January 2021! Whilst there is nothing like visiting a school in person, I am hoping that these mini 30 minute events, will give you an opportunity to see our children and their learning 'live' as it would be on any given day! 

 

These will be held on:

FRIDAY 8th JANUARY 2021 at 9.00am 

The details for joining this tour are:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72591294204?pwd=dVM2MUo2TlJFUWVqSGxOWWU4WXF0UT09

Meeting ID: 725 9129 4204
Passcode: isenK0

 

 

TUESDAY 12th JANUARY 2021 at 9.00am

The details for joining this tour are:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76943387855?pwd=MjUydFlMZXdFVldnVVFYQjV1VXVqZz09

Meeting ID: 769 4338 7855
Passcode: 9x6X5c
 

I shall look forward to seeing some of you 'virtually' in the New Year!

 

Rachel Kershaw

Headteacher

Update 4th December 2020

 

Next week, I will host 2 virtual tours of the school 'in action' ! Whilst there is nothing like visiting a school in person, I am hoping that these mini 30 minute events, will give you an opportunity to see our children and their learning 'live' as it would be on any given day! 

 

These will be held on:

THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER at 9.00am 

The details for joining this tour are:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72381067157?pwd=emxRUW5sWHhvN3FMcjB2VkhaRWd1QT09

Meeting ID: 723 8106 7157
Passcode: 453YXJ

 

FRIDAY 11th DECEMBER at 9.00am

The details for joining this tour are:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73164131474?pwd=Z2RqajZFaWEvSXQ2UG9WcGRzbHJKdz09

Meeting ID: 731 6413 1474
Passcode: Cw20Q1

 

I shall look forward to seeing some of you 'virtually' next week!

 

Rachel Kershaw

Headteacher

 

Update 1st December 2020

 

Brighton and Hove Local Authority continue to strongly advise schools against doing 'in person' tours at this time, and here at St Margaret's, I am sure you will all understand, we will be following that advice to keep our school community as safe as possible in the run up to Christmas.

 

However as a parent myself, I am well aware that viewing schools to get a ‘feel’ for them is so important in making the right decision about your child’s first school, and I am so sorry we are not able to offer ‘in person’ visits this year to prospective parents.

 

To try to give you a flavour of us 'in action' I am going to organise some ‘virtual tours’ of our school for the next couple of weeks, and will publish all details about the dates and times of these, and how to sign up for one, by the end of this week on this page.

 

Please bear with us whilst we try to get these virtual tours in place, so that we can show you our wonderful school and our fabulous children!


Rachel Kershaw, Headteacher

 

Update 2nd November 2020

 

  It is with great regret that all upcoming prospective parent tours will need to be put on hold at the current time, due to the Government's guidance around the November lockdown. 

 

  The tours I have done so far have been fully booked and all of November's were too, so I know this will disappoint many families who want to see our wonderful school, however you will of course understand that our overriding priority at the moment is the safety of all in our school community. 

 

As soon as we are able to restart tours in the future, we will be in touch with all families that had already booked onto the tours, but in the meantime, do take a look at our prospectus and website, which will give you a flavour of everything we do and can offer in our school "where every child is nurtured and cherished" (Ofsted comment February 2020)

 

Rachel Kershaw

Headteacher 

 

 

 

 

Joining us in September 2021

 

Choosing a school for your child is such an important decision, and we are delighted that you are considering us as one of your options. Usually in the Autumn term, we would be promoting our popular school tours, so that you can come and see St Margaret’s in action for yourselves!

 

As you will be aware though, schools have to operate in different ways at present, in line with the current Government guidance. We did not want to stop this giving any interested parents an opportunity to see our fantastic school, so we are proposing to hold small group tours of the school after school on Wednesdays across October and November. 

 

Whilst this will not show you our wonderful children and their learning in action, it should give you a ‘feel’ for our school community and the values that we encompass in all we do. If you would like to sign up for one of these tours please select the date you want, and complete the form giving us a few details. You will receive an email to confirm your place.

 

 

We currently have spaces across some year groups in the school, so if you are looking for a place for your child, please do not hesitate to contact the office to book a tour with the Headteacher.

 

All are welcome into our school community.

   September 2020 allocation of places

     

Admissions Criteria

No of applications

Priority 1 A 'looked after child' or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

 

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Priority 2 Children of parents living within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean (St Margaret’s) and Ovingdean (St. Wulfran’s) who have been regular* worshippers at either St. Margaret’s or St. Wulfran’s parish churches for at least eighteen months at the time of application and who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission. Where parents have moved into the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean and Ovingdean within the previous eighteen months, verified regular* worship at another Anglican church will be taken into account.

 

 

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Priority 3 Children of parents living within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean  and Ovingdean who have been regular* worshippers at either St. Margaret’s or St Wulfran’s parish churches for at least eighteen months at the time of application. Where parents have moved into the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean and Ovingdean within the previous eighteen months, verified regular* worship at another Anglican church will be taken into account.

 

 

1

 

 

Priority 4 Children of parents living within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean  and Ovingdean who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission.

 

8

 

 

Priority 5 Children of parents living within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean and Ovingdean, who have been regular* worshippers at an Anglican church, other than St. Margaret’s or St. Wulfran’s for at least eighteen  months at the time of application.

 

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Priority 6 Children of parents living within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean and Ovingdean, who have been regular* worshippers at a Christian church other than the Church of England for at least eighteen months at the time of application.  A Christian Church is a Church that is a full member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland or the Evangelical Alliance.

 

 

1

 

 

Priority 7 Children of parents living within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean and Ovingdean.

9

 

 

Priority 8  Children of parents who do not live within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean and Ovingdean who have been regular* worshippers at either St. Margaret’s or St. Wulfran’s parish churches for at least eighteen months at the time of application and who have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission.

 

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Priority 9 Children of parents who do not live within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean and Ovingdean who have been regular* worshippers at either St. Margaret’s or St. Wulfran’s parish churches for at least eighteen months at the time of application.

 

1

 

 

Priority 10 Children of parents not living within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean and Ovingdean, who have been regular* worshippers for at least eighteen months at an Anglican church, for whom this is the nearest Church of England school and who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission.

 

0

 

 

Priority 11 Children of parents not living within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean and Ovingdean, who have been regular* worshippers for at least eighteen months at an Anglican church, for whom this is the nearest Church of England school.

 

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Priority 12 Children of parents who do not live within the ecclesiastical parishes of Rottingdean and Ovingdean, who have been regular* worshippers for at least eighteen months at a Christian church other than the Church of England for whom this is the nearest church school.

 

1

 

 

Priority 13 Any other children who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission.

5

 

 

Priority 14 Any other children

4

 

Requests for Delayed Entry to Reception for Summer Born Children

Map of Ecclesiastical Parish Boundaries

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