Admissions

VISITING US


Our admissions process is straightforward. As a non-selective school, places are offered at a first come basis. We recommend early registration to avoid disappointment.

Prospective parents and students are warmly invited to pop in and visit the school at any time subject to prior arrangement with the Head Teacher. Please send an email to head@thevcs.org.uk to make an appointment.  We will endeavour to give you as much time as possible to tour the school, meet our Head, and ask any questions you may have about the education and life of the school.

OUR ETHOS

We are a Christian School and our curriculum is Bible based.  Please see our Curriculum pages for more details.  We expect one or both parents to be a practicing Christian, and will ask for a reference when you register from someone who knows you in this context.

REGISTRATION 

If, following your visit you feel that The Vine Christian School is the right school for your child, the next stage in the admissions process is to complete and return our Registration Form.  For a place in Nursery, we recommend that you register your child by the age of 2 and for Reception by the age of 4.

INTERVIEW

Once you have registered, the parent/carer and child will be invited to attend an interview with the Head and members of the governing body.  This allows us to get to know each other and will inform our decision to offer a place.

OFFER OF A PLACE AND ACCEPTANCE

Following a successful interview, you will receive a formal offer of a place and an Acceptance Form to complete the process of enrolling your child. At this stage a deposit of £450 per child becomes payable. This deposit is not refundable if you do not subsequently take up the place at the school, otherwise it is returned when the child leaves the school having first been set against any unpaid fees, fees of a term’s notice, and any charges.

ASSESSMENT

Entrance is not based on IQ, achievement, or ability, however once a student has been registered, we will carry out a set of assessments to enable us to start them off at the exact stage of learning appropriate to their needs.

INTAKES

We have two main entry points into the School:

1. Nursery – rising 4 years
2. Reception – rising 5 years

Children can join Nursery from the September of the academic year they turn 4, and remain in Nursery until the academic year in which they turn 5, when they join Reception.

However, students are welcome to join at any point provided there is space in the appropriate class. We do currently have a few places available in most year groups so do please contact us if you would like to visit the school.

We aim to make the school as accessible as possible to all students, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment or background.

Our ACE curriculum is very different to the conventional British system, and students coming from other schools will find the transition easier at a younger age.

PARENT ENGAGEMENT

As a School we work closely with Parents, and encourage them to be as much a part of their child’s education as possible. Each term there is a Parent Teacher meeting to discuss the children’s progress and at the end of the Autumn and Summer Terms we hold celebration evenings.

We expect new parents to attend parent orientation training to help familiarise you with the ACE program.

 

Click to download the Registration Form.