Admission Arrangements for New Starters

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are delighted that you have chosen our school and look forward to welcoming you and your child into our happy school community.

At Petteril Bank Community School, we take a lot of care in planning your child’s transition into our nursery or reception class. We understand that this is an important milestone and we strive to make it an exciting and enjoyable experience for children and their parents.

We encourage parents to visit our school before your child starts in the nursery or reception class.  Children are invited to attend a taster session to help them settle into our foundation stage classroom. Our teaching staff will visit you at home before your child starts at our school, giving you an opportunity to develop a good relationship with staff and for your child to meet their new teacher in a familiar place.

Parents will be given additional information during the home visits and we look forward to finding out about the exciting new things your child has been doing at home.

We hope you will find the sessions in school and home visits helpful, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the school prior to your child starting.

We look forward to getting to know you and your child and welcome you into our happy school community.


Our normal intake procedures are for children starting in Early Years, the term after their third birthday (Nursery) or children starting in the September after their fourth birthday (Reception).  For admissions at other times please contact School Places at Cumbria County Council.

The school follows admission guidelines from Cumbria County Council.  Admission forms for Nursery may be obtained from the school office and returned to the school office. Admissions to Reception are organised centrally and forms can be found on the Cumbria County Council website.  Please feel free to come and speak to school if you would like any further information.

Admissions Arrangements

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