01908 610561 office@cedars.milton-keynes.sch.uk

Admissions

The school serves the area of Newport Pagnell bounded on the west by the M1 motorway; on the north by the Wolverton Road including Park Avenue and Lakes Lane; on the east by the River Lovat; on the south by a line drawn through Green Park Drive and Richmond way to the river, plus the villages of Astwood, Hardmead, Lathbury and Chicheley. If you have any queries as to whether or not you live in the reserved area, please do not hesitate to contact us. Parents are free to apply for their child to attend the school of their choice. All applications should be made to Milton Keynes Council, who prefer online applications where possible. The standard admission number for entry to the school is 45. Places at Cedars are allocated according to the following criteria, in order of priority:

Criteria for Allocation of Places at Cedars Primary

1. Children living in the area normally served by the school (as agreed with the Admissions Authority and set out above).
2. Younger brothers and sisters of older children who will still be in attendance at the school on the date of admission.
3. Children with exceptional medical or social needs, supported by written evidence, from a doctor, social worker, education welfare officer or other appropriate person.
4. Children with exceptional educational needs, supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional.
5. In the event of oversubscription, once places have been allocated under criteria 1-4 , the remaining places will be awarded according to the proximity of the child’s home to the school as measured by the nearest available route. This is from the front door of the child’s home to the school’s nearest entrance gate.

Foundation 1 (nursery) has a wider catchment area than the main school and applications for places are handled directly by the school.

The Headteacher is always delighted to arrange an appointment for interested parents to see the school at work and discuss our aims and organisation. Please contact our school office on 01908 610561.

For children joining our Reception (Foundation 2) class in September, the induction process begins the preceding Autumn with an Open Morning.

For further information and to apply on-line for admission, please refer to the Milton Keynes Council website: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schools
and follow the link for admissions.