Admissions


A very warm welcome to Levens School!

Every member of the school – from staff and pupils, to parents and governors – knows how special Levens is. We’d love it if you came to see us, so we can show you first hand the diversity, warmth, and zest of life as part of the Levens family.

If you are considering applying for a place here, we’d love it if you contacted us to arrange a time to visit. From tours of school, to pupil taster days, at Levens we offer guidance throughout the whole application process, making the transition to a Levens education a smooth and happy one.

If pupil numbers exceed our admission number of 15 children in each year group; we adopt the LA guidelines for prioritising places:

  • children who are looked after, ie. in public care;
  • children living in the catchment area who have brothers or sisters at the school;
  • children living outside the catchment area who at the time of admission have siblings within school;
  • children living within the catchment area who have a parent who regularly attends church;
  • other children in the catchment area who live closest to the school;
  • children living outside the catchment area who have brothers or sisters attending school at the time of admission;
  • children outside the catchment area who have a parent who regularly attends church;
  • children who live outside the catchment area but closest to the school;

Applications will be prioritised on the above basis. An exception will be made under the Authority’s policy for the education of children with special needs (i) where a child holds 1. a Statement of Special Educational Need or 2. an Education, Health and Care Plan, or (ii) is currently undergoing a co-ordinated assessment, and in either case it is considered that attendance at a particular school is necessary to meet the identified needs of that child.

The number of children in each year group varies considerably from 6 to 14 pupils and we currently have spaces from nursery to year 5.  Our numbers have grown considerably in recent months and some cohorts are almost full. Please contact Mrs Coker in the school office to enquire about places.

 

Starting School:

You may also start your application by contacting the schools admissions team on 01228 221582 or email: schools.admissions@cumbria.gov.uk.  Alternatively, visit the link below; which provides further details on the administrative processes required by Cumbria County Council. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact school.

Details here

We recommend that children begin their learning journey at Levens by attending our nursery sessions every morning; starting the term after they are three years old.  To help our foundation stage pupils settle,we organise a variety of events including: Stay and Play afternoons, Toddler Taster Sessions, Parents meetings, home visits. We also arrange a phased introduction to school life for all our 3 and 4 year olds.