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Millbrook Combined School  provides education for children aged 2-11 on the western side of High Wycombe. The capacity of the school is currently 648. The intended admission number to Reception for the school year 2020-2021 is 90.

 

Nursery Two (2 year old provision)

 

The school runs Nursery 2 for children from the term after their second birthday. The places are offered to children who have a 2 year old funded place or are fee paying.

Sessions are from 8.45am – 11.45pm and 12.15pm – 3.15pm and sessions include indoor and outdoor learning, child initiated activities, snack time and a fun story and rhyme time. Due to the age of the children we offer all types of toilet training.

Nursery 2 is run by the school as part of the Foundation Stage provision. It is important to note that a place in Nursery 2 does not guarantee a school place as admissions into Reception are managed by Buckinghamshire County Council, our admissions authority.

 

To apply for a place in Nursery 2, please contact the school office.

 

Nursery 3 / Nursery 4

 

The school runs a funded Nursery provision for children from the term after their third birthday. There are two Nursery classes each has a capacity of 39 places. We currently admit in September, January and April.

 

The Nursery is open Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm for the standard 15 hours of free childcare.  In addition we also offer extended 30 hours provision for any child who is eligible, which extends the day to 3pm.

 

The Nursery classes provide a good opportunity for children to settle into a learning environment and are crucial to early learning and development. It is important to note that a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a school place as admissions into Reception are managed by Buckinghamshire Council our admissions authority.

 

To apply for a Nursery place, please obtain an application form from the school office.

 

School (Reception to Year 6)

 

Traditionally, pupils have started Reception at Millbrook in the September of the school year during which their 5th birthday falls. We recognise that this is not always appropriate for all children and happily discuss start dates on an individual basis as required.

 

We encourage all parents of new pupils to visit the school before their child starts. This enables them to meet the Headteacher and tour the school during a normal working day.

 

In addition, we offer home visits to the parents of children joining our Reception classes.   We also hold an induction session for the new Reception intake at the beginning of July. This is an opportunity for the children to have their first experience of being in the classroom. Before this we hold an induction meeting for parents  to find out about starting school in Reception and further information about the school.

 

For further information on Reception admissions, please refer to the Buckinghamshire Council website. Please note that even if your child attends any of the Millbrook Combined School Nursery classes, the Council requires you to apply for a Reception place separately. Being in the Nursery does not automatically give your child a place in Reception. The deadline for applying for a Reception place is Friday 15th January 2021.

 

Whilst we welcome informal approaches to the school for in-year admissions, the Council administers the in-year admissions for all community schools. If you would like your child to come to Millbrook Combined School, please speak to us and we can direct you to the relevant webpage and paperwork.

 

Admissions for Pupils with SEND

 

All pupils are welcome at Millbrook and we endeavour to make the school environment accessible to all. We strive to ensure all pupils are treated equally and have access to the school environment and the curriculum taught within school.

 

If you believe your child has SEND then you would still apply through the usual method via Buckinghamshire Council Admissions. Please request to speak to the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion prior to your child starting so we can ensure we are prepared to give them a settled start in school. A SEN Support Plan or Healthcare Plan will be completed accordingly in preparation for your child starting school with us. This can be done by phoning the school office and asking to speak with Mrs Goodman or sending an email to sen@millbrook.bucks.sch.uk.

 

If your child has an EHCP then admissions should be done through the Bucks SEN Team. Once a place has been allocated, please contact the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion prior to your child starting as they may need additional visits or time to settle in before starting with us. This can be done by phoning the school office and asking to speak with Mrs Goodman or sending an email to sen@millbrook.bucks.sch.uk. We want to be prepared to support your child so their first experience with us is a positive one.

 

If you would like to arrange a visit please contact the School Office.

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