Admissions Policy Consultation for 2018 Admissions
St Gilbert's is consulting on its admissions policy please go to the links below to access the information. This consultation runs from November 7th to December 16th 2016.
Choosing a primary school for your child is an important step. We welcome any prospective families to visit our school but formal applications are made through the Lincolnshire County Council's School Admissions. To try and make the process as simple as possible we have gathered some key information and links to help you.
If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 they will be due to start Foundation Stage in September 2017.
For more information on our admission criteria, see our Admissions Policy.
The preferred method for applying for a Reception place is online. Apply for a place online here. You can also apply by telephoning Lincolnshire County Council Customer Service Centre on 01522 782030.
If you need to apply for a place outside of the normal admissions dates, perhaps because you have just moved to the area, then you should use the process described on the Lincolnshire County Council 'Midyear admissions' pages.
How do I apply for a school place?
1. Read the Lincolnshire School Guide 2017
2. Visit the schools you are interested in
Please feel free to make an appointment to visit our school as we feel it is very important to see us in action. It also allows individual queries to be answered personally.
3. Ask the schools for a prospectus so you can learn more about them
4. Apply online before the closing date
You will need to apply for a school place online. Applications for admission can be made from 14 November 2016 until noon 15 January 2017 for children starting September 2017.
5. Offers of school places sent out/available online
You will find out if your child has been allocated a place in the school of your choice by logging back into the website on 18 April 2017.
6. Respond to offer
You should accept or decline any offer made, before 05 May 2017.
If you are unhappy with the decision not to offer your child a place at your preferred school you have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Committee. In order to request an appeals application form (Notice of Appeal) you should contact:
The Admissions Team (Appeals)
Tel: 01522 782030
Primary school appeals must be lodged by June 2017.
8. Key Dates
Lincolnshire County Council provide a useful timeline of key dates for school applications.
9. School Admissions Team
The Admissions Team are based at Lincolnshire County Council and are responsible for processing your child’s application.
Information on how to complete your Common Application Form or online
application and any questions regarding the admissions process can be
provided by contacting the Education Team on 01522 782030 or emailing
10. More information
We hold an open day in the Autumn term, where parents are shown around the school by our pupils. They are a great chance to look around the school and talk to the children during a normal school day.
Our Parent Handbook is full of useful information about our school including a typical school day, uniform requirements, clubs, after school provision and much, much more.