Admission to the school is governed by the regulations of Lancashire Education Authority and is set out in full in the booklet “Information about Primary Schools” which can be obtained from the Area Education Office or from school. In Lancashire, children usually begin school at the start of the school year in which they have their fifth birthday but this may be delayed if parents wish. Parents may place their name on a list of “interested parents” from the school year when their child is three, but this list is entirely unofficial and a child’s position on the list does not indicate any priority for eventual admission. Parents placing a name on the list will be sent full details of the appropriate LEA admission regulations. In the Autumn Term of the school year before admission parents are asked to confirm that a place is still required.
Places are allocated according to the regulations of the Local Education Authority as set out in the booklet. Briefly, these regulations state that priority should be given to children who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission and to children for whom the LEA accepts that there are strong medical, social or welfare reasons. Any remaining places are allocated with reference to the distance between your home and our school and the distance between home and any alternative schools at which a place is available.
Places are not allocated on a “first come, first served” basis and a child’s position on any list that the school may keep is NOT taken into account.
Hippings Methodist School is allowed to admit a maximum of 30 pupils each year.
Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school and should contact the Headteacher for further details.