225Thank you for considering Eversfield. Our Registrar would be delighted to arrange a personal tour of School on a weekday so that you can discover more about our school first-hand. You will also find featured below answers to questions which we hope will help explain further our approach to admissions during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Government guidance permitting, we are planning our next Open Morning for Saturday 3rd October 2020. School is open from 9.30am until 12.00 noon with last tours starting at 11.15am. Visiting us will enable you to find out what makes Eversfield special.

 

ADMISSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURE PERIOD

Q: Do you expect all year groups to return to school in September?

A: Yes. We are planning to welcome all year groups back to school after the summer break.

 

Q: What provision was made for your pupils during the national schools closure period?

A: During the national closure of schools we delivered a full and diverse curriculum for all year groups through our online learning platform. A daily timetable included virtual assemblies and a wide range of age appropriate lessons and activities. Pupils work was marked and feedback provided by teachers. Pupils and teachers were able to have an ongoing daily dialogue through the interactive platform which also provided pupil forums for the children to interact direct with each other. In addition children in Forms 5 and 6 enjoyed virtual lessons facilitated through Zoom.

While many schools across the region were still finalising their plans for children to return to school, Eversfield was one of the first schools within the region to have responded to the Government’s directive to partially reopen. With the required safety measures in place, we welcomed children in Nursery, Kindergarten, Reception, Form 1 and Form 6 back into the classroom on 1st June.

While our comprehensive online schooling programme continues for Forms 2, 3 and 4 there is no substitute for being in school with friends and teachers, so with the appropriate measures in place we welcomed back Form 5 pupils on 15th June. In addition, we introduced the opportunity to offer one session per week for pupils in Forms 2, 3 and 4 commencing Tuesday 16th June. These sessions are held for two hours daily and are managed to avoid direct contact with other pupil pods in the school.

 

Q: Can I visit Eversfield and take a tour of the School’s facilities?

A: Tours of school are being conducted within the constraints of social distancing guidelines. Our Registrar would be delighted to meet you and show you around the school facilities and offer an introduction to life at Eversfield. Nothing beats visiting a school and getting a feel for the place.

 

Q: Can my child attend a taster session to experience school?

A: Regrettably we are unable to offer taster sessions at the moment, but we welcome prospective pupils to join their parents for a tour and experience school first-hand.

 

Q: Are you still accepting applications for September 2020?

A: We are accepting applications for admission in September 2020. Please call and speak to our Registrar who can share details of availability within our nursery setting and across year groups.  

 

Q. How far in advance can I register my child for a place at Eversfield?

A. Children can join our kindergarten and nursery setting from age 2¾ and we regularly receive applications to join from birth. Please call and have an informal discussion with our Registrar to learn more about availability and the admissions process. 

 

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

We welcome children into our Kindergarten from the term of their 3rd birthday. This could be entry in September, January or April and is subject to our entrance criteria. 

Our youngest children enter Kindergarten and advance to Nursery in the September following their 3rd birthday.  All pupils who attend our Nursery are offered a place in our Reception class in the September following their 4th birthday, provided they have met the entry requirements outlined in our Admissions Policy. 

From Reception age upwards we operate a two form entry system with a maximum of 20 children in each class.

Our two Reception classes consist of children who have progressed from our Nursery, and we welcome a number of other children who are new to Eversfield and join us at this stage subject to places being available. Children seeking to join us in Reception are invited for a Taster Session, prior to a formal offer of a place being made. 

Children joining Form One and above are invited to attend a Taster Day prior to a formal offer being made.  During the day, children will have the opportunity to follow lessons and learn more about life at Eversfield.  Assessments in phonics and numeracy will take place for children in the Lower School, in addition an assessment in Maths and English is carried out for pupils seeking to join the Upper School.  

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Please submit a completed Registration Form, together with the Registration Fee of £75, to the Registrar. This will provisionally reserve a place for your child if there are current vacancies in your desired year group. Alternatively, when a year group is full, this will enrol your child on our Waiting List. 

Once a formal offer in writing has been made, a Parent and School Contract, and Confirmation of Entry are issued. Entry is guaranteed when these forms are completed and deposit received, 

If a child is subsequently withdrawn, one term's notice in writing is required or fees are charged in lieu.