Junior School Open Week

The Programme for Open Week

For families interested in joining Bootham Junior School, why not visit us. Our relaxed and friendly Open Week is a perfect opportunity for families considering a new school for September, whether you are looking for a nursery place, Reception 2019 or a new setting for Key Stage Two!

Book a visit with our registrar for the opportunity to meet staff and pupils, see our purpose built classrooms and wonderful outdoor spaces, including our amphitheatre and allotment.

We warmly invite prospective parents and their families to visit us and find out how our values shape everything we do and why Bootham is a different kind of school.

Visits must be booked in advance, please click to register your interest below, or call on 01904 655021.

Please register your interest here

Forthcoming open afternoons are:

  • Friday 22 November 2019 (EYFS – Nursery & Reception)
  • W/C Monday 2 March 2020
  • Limited places for 3,4 and 5 years olds – please email junior@boothamschool.com or fill out an enquiry form for more information.

Junior School Entrance Procedures

How to apply

We have clear procedures in place to enrol pupils as we believe that the combination of taster mornings/days, meeting the Headteacher, and a report from your child’s present school gives us the best possible way to assess their suitability and future needs.

Registration

To start the process you will need to complete the ‘Application for Admission’ form and send it to us together with the £50.00 registration fee. Download an application form here. It is never too early to register and if places are oversubscribed, the date of registration may be taken into account.

Meet the Head

You are very welcome to visit us at any mutually convenient time to see the school and meet with the Headteacher, Helen Todd.  This is a fantastic opportunity for you to ask any questions and to meet other pupils and staff.  Whilst it is also a perfect time for us to find out what interests your child has, and how Bootham can bring out the best in him or her.

The School Report

If your son or daughter is already at school, excluding Nursery classes, we will ask for a report from your child’s present school to make sure all his or her needs can be catered for.

Taster Days

All prospective pupils are invited to spend a normal day in school, working alongside their future classmates. This is to allow both your son or daughter and their new teacher to get to know each other and helps us to ensure your child will thrive here. We do not usually ask children below Year 5 entry to sit a test, rather they join in normal lessons and activities.

How can you find out more?

Come to an Open Afternoon, or just contact us to arrange a mutually convenient date for your visit. Hazel Gordon, our Head’s PA / Registrar, deals with all the          day-to-day issues of the entrance procedure. Please contact her for more information by emailing junior@boothamschool.com or calling 01904 655021.

Part-Time Hours for Nursery

Part-time options for Nursery are calculated on an individual basis – please contact the Finance Officer, Heather Lord (email heather.lord@boothamschool.com). Fees are due on the first day of term. The school can arrange a monthly payment scheme and also a discount scheme for fees paid in advance. For information about these options please contact the Finance Officer, Heather Lord.

For details of the new, 30 hour child care programme, which is available to York City residents through York City Council’s pilot programme, see http://www.yor-ok.org.uk/families/Childcare/30-hours-free-childcare-pilot.htm

For UK tax payers, savings on school fees may be possible via the government’s Child Care Voucher scheme. Click here for details.

 For information on the early years funding for 3 and 4 year olds, please click here.

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