Via the local authority (LA).
95% of parents will apply online. Here is the link:
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
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?
Will there be an opportunity for my child to meet their teacher and visit the school before starting?
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.