Applying for a Reception Place at Tree Tops
We warmly welcome all applications to our Academy from families of children living in the community of Park Wood. The age range in the Academy is 3 -11 years old i.e from Nursery up to Year 6.
We encourage families to make contact with the school office as a first point of contact.
The office is open between 8.40 am – 4.00 pm daily, and please see the contact information on the website for other ways to get in touch.
Tree Tops Primary Academy
Telephone: 01622 754888
Admission to the Academy is available to all. We take care to ensure that we do not discriminate against children with Special Educational Need or Disability in line with the Kent County Council Admissions criteria.
For new reception children a Kent County Council ‘Reception Common Application Form’ will need to be completed (this is an online process), expressing Tree Tops Primary Academy as your first preference. Our office staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Kent County Council’s website on School Admission can be found on the following link Primary School places.
Allocation of Places, School Admission Policy and Planned Admission Limit
Places will be allocated according to the published criteria in priority order:
Tree Tops Primary Academy has a Planned Admission Limit of 45 children per year group.
Parents do not legally have to send their children to school until the term after they are five. We find in practice, due to carefully planned and effective transition procedures, children younger than five cope well in their first year with our wonderful staff who have particular skills with our youngest children.
Older children are admitted to the school if we have a vacancy in their year group.
Parents are advised that there is no guarantee that pre-school children will be placed in the same Reception class as their friends. We have a number of criteria which are taken into account when allocating children to their new classes; friendships are not part of our defined criteria.
Click on the links below to view information regarding the Appeals process and the Admissions Arrangements for 2016/17:
Applying for a Place in any year Groups (In Year)
We also welcome children from other schools and academies. An application should be made direct to the school:
If you wish your child to start at Tree Tops, as a result of moving into the area and/or transferring from another school, please place your child on the list for future entrants by completing an In-Year Admission Form. Details of how to apply are available from our office staff. Please see the link to the In Year Admissions Form: In Year Casual Admission Form (IYCAF).
Applying for a Nursery Place
To apply for a place in our nursery children can start from their third birthday. Please contact the school office for further information and to arrange a visit.
Applying for Secondary School
For Secondary Admissions please use the following link: Secondary school place.
"The pupil premium funding and sports premium funding are used to good effect." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well and make good progress." Ofsted 2017
"Safeguarding is effective. Systems to keep pupils safe are robust" Ofsted 2017
"The curriculum provides good opportunities for pupils to learn across a range of subjects. British values are promoted effectively." Ofsted 2017
"Good teaching in Year 5 and Year 6 ensures that most pupils catch up and make expected progress in a range of subjects by the end of key stage 2." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils behave well and have good manners. They demonstrate a strong understanding of tolerance and respect." Ofsted 2017
"Leaders, governors and the trust have a strong understanding of the school’s effectiveness. Their recent actions are ensuring that the school is improving quickly." Ofsted 2017
“Pupils speak highly about the quality of education they receive. They are very loyal to the Academy, each other and the staff. They appreciate the support they receive to do their best. Pupils’ conduct around the Academy and in class is excellent.”
“Teachers provide highly detailed and effective feedback on a regular basis so that pupils know what they need to do to improve. Pupils regularly respond to marking to ensure they improve upon their understanding. Pupils are now given more opportunities to complete their work fluently and at greater length. Good progress is strongly evident across the books surveyed.”
“Books are well presented and demonstrate that pupils take pride in their work. They contain a varied number of tasks and activities for pupils.”
“Systems to keep pupils safe are rigorous. They feel safer because behaviour has improved and there are good opportunities to learn how to keep themselves safe in different situations.”
“As a result of the senior leaders’ determination and attention to detail, the quality of education has improved, aspirations have been raised and staff morale is high.”