FAQ's

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
 
How do I apply for a 2020 reception place at Poplar Farm School?
 

Via the local authority (LA).

95% of parents will apply online. Here is the link:

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/

We advise that you use all three of your options as the school may prove to be popular.

Applications will open in November 2019 and close in January 2020. 

How do I apply after admissions have closed?

Please contact the Local Authority School Admissions Team:

Tel: 01522 782030

Fax: 01522 516708

Email: schooladmissions@lincolnshire.gov.uk

How will the LA admission team choose who gets in?

There are legal over subscription criteria stated in the Schools Admission Code 2014. There are priorities i.e. looked after children and siblings, though for the first intake (2018) it will come down to distance from the school.

To read our Admissions Policy please visit our policies page or click here.

This is a new school, how do the intake ages work?

The first intake at Poplar Farm School was in September 2018 for Reception children only. In September 2019 we will be taking a new Reception aged group of pupils. The school will be growing incrementally, so that it will be at full capacity beginning September 2026.
 
This will come with advantages for your child. They will be involved in shaping the future of the school. The focus will be solely on them. They will be taught by generally higher qualified teachers, because these teachers will also be involved in the running of the school. From a pastoral point of view, because we are only welcoming reception pupils, the transition will be easier for your child.
 
However, we are attentive of the importance of interaction with older children and with this in mind, Poplar Farm pupils will be given opportunities to collaborate with other primary schools, both within the Trust and in the local area (for performances and sports days etc.) 

Will there be an opportunity for my child to meet their teacher and visit the school before starting?

We run some settling in days so children can come in and meet their teacher. 
Parents and Carers are able to stay for an hour or so to meet the team, ask questions and learn about what your child will be experiencing.
 
What sport facilities are available?

The school is a brand new, state of the art facility. It features a large sport hall and playing fields, multi use sport courts, and outdoor learning areas, which promote outstanding all round provision.

Where is the pedestrian access?

There are 3 pedestrian routes from around the housing development to the school. As the land around the school becomes further developed, the two rear pedestrian routes will be opened. Currently parents use the access to the front of the building.

How often will children go off site?

The children will go off site to attend trips, visit other schools and the C.I.T Forest School. Probably not weekly but there will chances to enjoy sports days, performances, swimming lessons, and Christmas shows.

Are you working with Nursery’s?

Yes, we engage with local nurseries and child minders throughout the admissions process to enable a smooth transition to school.

What is the Poplar Farm uniform?

Uniform: Blue Poplar Farm sweatshirt, white Poplar Farm polo shirt and black trousers/skirt/shorts.

During the summer months girls can wear blue checked dresses.

PE: Blue Poplar Farm t-shirt, black sport shorts and plimsolls.

Shoes: To avoid injury children should always wear sensible shoes that cover their feet. As such, any heels, sandals or any other strapped footwear should not be worn to school.

What are the class sizes?

30 with break out areas for small group work. 

What are the school times?

8.55am - 3.20pm

Does the school have disabled access?

Yes it is a very modern design with access for all in mind, including access for push chairs for younger siblings. C.I.T also has special schools within its Trust so is passionate about making education accessible to all. 

Do you cook school dinners on site?

Yes. We have a state of the art onsite kitchen that provides nutritious, healthy, hot school meals for all pupils.

Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive a FREE school lunch.