New Reception Admissions for 2024-2025
Hello! Welcome to Offham, we are so excited that you have chosen to take a look at our school website and to find out more about our school. We know that choosing the right school for your child for September 2024 will feel very daunting. Here at Offham we want to help you as much as we can. We have therefore added lots of useful information to this page.
Our open days for September 2024 intake are on the 7th November (fully booked), 28th November (fully booked) and 9th January, 9:00-10:30 am. To book, please call the school office on 01732 842355 or email Mrs Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and due to limited space we can only offer two adults per booking.
We really hope that you will fall in love with our little school and we hope to see you soon!
Offham Primary School - Our Promotional Video
Please click on the picture below to see a video all about our school
Some of our past pupils made their own videos about our school in their computing lessons - they had a lot of fun using a green screen!
Click on the picture to watch their film!
We are currently have spaces in our Year 1, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 Classes. All other classes are currently full. However, parents can apply to go onto our in-year waiting list or in exceptional circumstances can appeal for us to take their child over PAN in Key Stage 2 (year's 3-6). For more information please email Mrs Jo Payne our Admissions Manager at email@example.com
Over Subscription Criteria
The oversubscription criterion is a set of rules Offham School uses if it receives too many requests for the places that it has available.
Offham is a one form entry school and so has 30 places available.
Our oversubscription criterion is as follows:
- Children in Local Authority Care and children who have been adopted from Care.
Current family association (sibling) - “Siblings” means children who live as brother and/or sister in the same house, including natural brothers/sisters, adopted siblings, step brothers/sisters and foster brothers/sisters.
This link will stand if the family have continued to live at the same house as when the
older sibling was admitted OR if the family have moved, but are still within 2 miles of
- Health, Social and Special Access Reasons – Priority under Health and Special Access reasons will be given to those children who have (or whose parent/parents/guardian have) a mental or physical impairment or social need which means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend our School. This needs to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner, which can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and Offham School meaning Offham is the only school that can accommodate these needs.
- Nearness of Children’s Homes to School – KCC’s measuring software uses assigned address point data provided annually by Ordnance Survey. The measurement is taken as a straight line (as the crow flies) from a child’s assigned address point to the School’s assigned address point. Address point references allow KCC to calculate distances in miles to four decimal places.
The child’s home address is considered to be a residential property that is the child’s only or main residence and not an address at which the child may stay during the week such as a friend’s, grandparent’s or childminder’s home; it can be owned, leased or rented by the child’s parent, parents or guardian.