Leaving Ferrars / Transfer to Junior School
LEAVING FERRARS - TRANSFER TO JUNIOR SCHOOL
You will need to complete a Transfer to Junior School application for your child by mid January, (see Luton School Admissions for the exact date). If you are applying to a school outside of Luton you will have to apply to the local authority of the area the school is in. Most school places are allocated by the local authority’s School Admissions however some smaller schools deal with their own admissions.
Pupils that attend the Academy do not automatically get a place at Ferrars Junior School allocated to them, please check the criteria for admissions to Junior school on luton.gov.uk/admissions.
You will be notified by email or letter after the Easter break by Luton School Admissions of your child’s Junior School allocation.
For more on transferring to Junior School please go to our ‘Transition Arrangements’ page.
LEAVING FERRARS - TRANSFERRING TO A NEW SCHOOL
You must inform the Academy of your decision to leave and complete the ‘Notice of Intention to Leave’ form which you will need to collect from our school office. If you need any assistance completing this form please ask and we will be happy to help.
Please give as much notice as you can, as your child’s class and teachers would like the opportunity to say goodbye to your child.
If you are moving home you will need to provide your new address and any new contact details.
The SENDCo will liaise with your child’s new school to ensure the school is aware of any additional needs of your child. For children with EHC plans, it is common for staff from receiving schools to visit children in their existing school prior to transfer where possible.
The Family Worker will contact your child’s school prior to them starting to share any information.
Once your child has started at their new school, we will transfer their school records.
LEAVING FERRARS - MOVING OUT OF THE U.K
You must inform the Academy of your decision and complete the ‘Notice of Intention to Leave’ form which you will need to collect from our school office. If you need any help completing this form please ask and we will be happy to help.
You will need to provide copies of your travel documents (i.e. airline tickets) with your child’s name on.
Should your child’s new school want to contact us, they are more than welcome to do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
LEAVING FERRARS - MOVING OUT OF THE LOCAL AREA - NO SCHOOL ALLOCATED
You must inform the Academy of your decision and complete the ‘Notice of Intention to Leave’ form which you will need to collect from our school office. If you need any help completing this form, please ask and we will be happy to help.
You will need to provide us with your new address and any new contact details.
If you are moving out of the local area and have not been allocated a school place for your child you must keep us informed. Children that are not in Education or registered as being Home Educated, will be recorded as a Child Missing in Education (CME) with the local authority in accordance with our attendance procedures, safeguarding policy and the Education Act.
LEAVING FERRARS - ELECTIVE HOME EDUCATION
If you decide to withdraw your child from school to home educate you MUST inform the school in writing so that their name can be removed from the school roll. Please be aware that should you decide to return your child to school, they will not have an automatic right of admission to the Academy.
As long as your child is on a school register it is an offence to fail to send them to school regularly, so you need to inform the Principal or you may risk being prosecuted for your child’s non-attendance.
You should inform the Principal that you wish to withdraw them to home educate by completing the ‘Notice of withdrawal from school roll to undertake Elective Home Education’ form, which you will need to collect from our school office. If you need any help in completing this form, please ask and we will be happy to help.
The Elective Home Education Officer will make contact with families who are educating children at home. An initial visit will usually be arranged where they can discuss with you the plans you have in place for your child’s education and can offer support in drawing up an education plan to follow.