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Admissions

Admissions

Admissions into reception class and year 7- 2019

We have students who transfer here from a wide geographical area including Oswestry, Ellesmere, Chirk, Wrexham and ofcourse closer to home from villages nearby.

The move to a new school particularly the move to secondary can be a daunting one. St Martins School works closely with local primary schools to ensure that the Transition runs as smoothly as possible. Our transition process really does start as early as possible.

Head of School, Ms Sue Lovecy is often ‘out and about’ at Primary schools delivering parts of the Community Curriculum so your child will probably already know her and she will know your child!

Schools have the opportunity to visit us on an number of our Primary days, giving students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with our staff, students and departments.

Over the course of the remainder of this academic year Ms Lovecy will be visiting pupils at our local primary schools in Gobowen, Selattyn, Weston Rhyn  and further afield.

The following link will take you to the Shropshire Council guide to school admissions for 2019

http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/school-admissions/parents-guide-to-education/

Use the following link that will take you straight to Shropshire Council website for more information about starting primary and secondary school.

http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/schools-and-education/

If you are applying 'out of county' you will need to apply through your own county.

 

Admissions 'mid term'

If you wish to enquire about transferring to St Martins in other year groups please contact our reception and we will advise you of whether we have vacancies.

School Travel

Free school transport is provided by the local authority/council ( Shropshire or Wrexham).

Your children may be able to get free transport to school, depending on how far the walk is and any special needs they have.

All children between 5 and 16 qualify for free school transport if they go to their nearest suitable school and live at least:

  • 2 miles from the school if they’re under 8
  • 3 miles from the school if they’re 8 or older

If there’s no safe walking route, they must be given free transport, however far from school they live. Contact your local council if you think that the walk to school isn’t safe.

Shropshire Travel Information

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/school-transport/

Wrexham Travel information

http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/education/Transport_Policy.htm

Families on low incomes

If you get the maximum Working Tax Credit or your children are entitled to free school meals, they’ll get free school transport if they’re:

  • aged 8 to 11 and the school’s at least 2 miles away
  • aged 11 to 16 and the school’s 2 to 6 miles away - as long as there aren’t 3 or more suitable schools nearer to home
  • aged 11 to 16 and the school’s 2 to 15 miles away - if it’s their nearest school preferred on the grounds of religion or belief

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Your child is entitled to free transport if they can’t walk to school because of their SEND or mobility problem. It doesn’t matter how far away they live.

There are a number of bus routes organised by Shropshire Council.   For free school transport queries parents may wish to visit the Shropshire Council website for information about how to apply at www.shropshire.gov.uk or alternatively contact the School Transport Team on 0345 6789006.

Alternatively parents can call the school reception.

For the public service routes, up to date information can be found on the Traveline Midlands website, www.travelinemidlands.co.uk