Applications and Admission to School
For the school year starting September 2016, we have 202 children on roll. Because of the restriction of 30 places per class and to avoid disappointment, we do ask that parents register their children for admission well in advance. All admissions are made through the Local Authority (Monmouthshire).
Parents considering sending their children to Osbaston Church in Wales School are welcome to meet the Head Teacher and to view the school whilst it is at work. We do not hold an open afternoon or evening for prospective parents and children as we prefer to meet individual families, answering questions in detail as we tour the school facilities. Please telephone the school for an appointment.
The school will admit children at the beginning of the school year in which they become five, without reference to ability or aptitude. Entry to the Reception Class is staggered on a part-time, half day basis over the first week of the Autumn term. We feel that this allows children an opportunity to settle more easily into their new daily routines.
The Local Education Authority, in consultation with the school governors, decides our admissions policy. Priority is given to those children whose families live within the school’s catchment area. Many families outside this area also choose to send their children to our school. Siblings of children already at the school also have preference.
The school’s catchment area generally covers Osbaston, Monmouth town (between the two rivers) and up to the Herefordshire border. For help with admissions you should contact Monmouthshire’s School Admission Unit on 01633 644644. It is also helpful if you contact the school indicating your intentions. We are then able to plan ahead for your child’s entry to the school.
'Mighty oaks from little acorns grow'
At the end of their primary education with us, most children transfer to Monmouth’s popular Comprehensive School. A number of pupils also transfer to one of the two Haberdasher’s schools. We work closely with local secondary schools in trying to ensure a smooth transition period for your child. Year 6 pupils participate in well planned transition days with Monmouth Comprehensive School, enabling them to meet and work with staff and pupils at their new school.