If you are interested in sending your child to Anson Primary School, please contact us to arrange a visit. We always enjoy meeting new children and their parents and will show you around our school.
Places for the school are allocated by Staffordshire local authority. Please follow the link to the local authority in order to continue the application process.
We welcome new children and their families to Anson. We will endeavour to accommodate new admissions and help children settle into school. Our planned admission number (PAN) for each year group is 15. Unfortunately, there may be times when we have more children wanting places here than we have available. In those circumstances, we then follow our criteria for over-subscription:
- Looked after children (‘relevant looked after child’ means a child who is looked after or previously looked after by the local authority in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989)
- Children resident in Great Haywood, Tixall or Ingestre and who have an elder sibling in attendance at the school and who will still be attending the school at the proposed admission date (For admission purposes, a brother or sister is a child who lives at the same address and either: have one or both natural parents in common; are related by a parents marriage; are adopted or fostered by a common parent or are unrelated children who live at the same address, whose parents live as partners).
- Other children resident in Great Haywood, Tixall or Ingestre.
- Children from outside the areas of Great Haywood, Tixall or Ingestre who have an elder sibling in attendance at the school and who will still be attending the school at the proposed admission date.
- Children of Staff in either of the following circumstances: where the member of staff has been employed at Anson school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
- Children of parents/guardians who habitually worship in a Church of England church in the parishes of Great Haywood, Tixall and Ingestre. This to be supported by a letter of confirmation from incumbent of the respective parish.
- Children of parents/guardians with Church of England commitment and Church affiliation outside the areas of Great Haywood, Tixall or Ingestre. This to be supported by a letter of confirmation from the incumbent of their parish.
- Children of parents/guardians who are members of another Christian denomination and wish their child to attend a Church of England school. This to be supported by a letter of confirmation from the Minister of their church.
- Children of parents/guardians who although not worshipping in another faith wish their child to attend a Church of England school because of its specifically religious emphasis.
If a tiebreak decision is required, the child living nearest the school will be given priority. Nearest being defined as a straight line measurement from the applicant’s home address to the main gates of the school. The measurement will be calculated using the Local Authority’s Geographical Information System and Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG) co-ordinates.
The home address is considered to be the child’s along with the carer’s main and genuine principal place of residence at the time of the allocation of places i.e. where they are normally and regularly living. If a child is resident with friends or relatives (for reasons other than legal guardianship) the friends or relatives address will not be considered for allocation purposes.
It is expected that parents will agree on school places before an application is made, and it may be necessary to request evidence from you to confirm that this is the case. The local authority is not in a position to intervene in disputes between parents over school application and will request that these are resolved privately. Any supporting documents must be received by either the local authority or the school by the closing date for school applications. Any letters received after this date will not be considered.
The full admissions policy can be found with the other policies on this website.
Admission Policy for Under 5's
Subject to the Nursery Education and grant maintained School’s Act 1997
Great Haywood Under 5s operate independently from the school premises. Special visits for new parents and their children are arranged directly with Great Haywood Under 5 staff, who can be found at the front of the main school building. They aim to make the transition to school life as smooth as possible.
Parents are welcome to our visit at all times. If a longer time is needed then it is best to make an appointment so that you can have the undivided attention of the staff.
You may contact Great Haywood Under 5's directly by calling Mrs S. Chell on 07976 097824.