Building work on the new primary phase building at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS), which is due to open with an intake of 30 Reception children in September, remains on target for completion by the end of June, according to a spokesperson for the school.
The internal and external structures have been completed and decisions are now being made with regard to flooring, electrical and data points, wifi points and furniture.
Parents have now received their offer letters from the local authority and all 30 places in Reception have been filled (see application statistics, below).
Parents of the children who have been allocated places are being sent a fortnightly newsletter to keep them abreast of developments.
Following the appointment of a primary phase headteacher last year, the school has recently announced the appointment of Geraldine Rogers as Reception teacher.
Writing in the school newsletter, Miss Rogers said:
“I am extremely excited to start working at BSCS’s primary phase in September. Having been to see the building and to visit our new classroom, I felt really inspired and enthusiastic to start creating the new indoor and outdoor areas. Working within early years has been a passion of mine for several years and has given me a wide range of ideas and experience I cannot wait to share with your children.”
“As a qualified Forest School practitioner and a strong advocate of outdoor learning, I am looking forward to using the lovely surrounding areas to support the children’s learning and to ensure they reach their full potential. I hope you are as excited as I am to start our new journey in September and I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all soon.”
School application statistics for entry in September 2015
On-time applications for primary school places: number and percentage of applicants who have been allocated their…
- First preference 90.4% (2863 x offers)
- Second preference 5.3% (169 x offers)
- Third preference 1.9% (61 x offers)
- None of their choices 2.4% (73 x offers)
All on-time applications have been offered places.
Olympus Academy Trust
Meadowbrook Primary School has experienced the highest number of first preference applications for several years, and has seen 15 new starters join the school across years Reception to 6, since it joined the trust on 1st January. Waiting lists are in place for several year groups.
BSCS Year 7 has maintained its popularity, with 386 applications* for 180 places this September. It will start with a full cohort of 180, as it has every year since it opened.
BSCS primary phase was also over-subscribed for its first Reception cohort, with over 100 applications* for the 30 places available.
* All preference levels
This article originally appeared in the May 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.
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