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Admission arrangements back to the top
Admissions to Reception
All children are admitted according to the admission policy of the London Borough of Enfield, a copy of which is available from the school office. Our current Planned Admission Number is 60. The Local Education Authority is responsible for admissions to our school and any parent whose request for a place is refused has the right to appeal to this body. For further information about the criteria used for admissions, please download the document using the “Admissions to Reception classes at Lavender” link below.
Children are admitted to the Reception classes during the autumn term of the school year (1st September to 31st August) in which they reach their 5th birthday. All children start school initially on a part time basis to help them settle in successfully. Children’s specific needs will be dealt with individually.
During the summer term prior to your child starting school in Reception, we arrange a number of opportunities for you and your child to get to know more about how our school works and the people who will be supporting your child’s learning. We organise an information meeting for parents and carers which provides an opportunity for discussion and time to answer your questions. Your children are also invited to attend school for some play sessions to take part in activities and share a story.
During the first two weeks of the autumn term in September, staff will visit you and your child in your home which is an opportunity for you all to meet in an informal setting before admission.
For more information please click here to view the Primary admissions page on the Enfield website.
Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the governing bodies of all maintained schools to admit a child with a statement of special educational needs that names their school. Schools must also admit children with an EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan that names the school.
Secondary school transfers
Information about transferring to secondary schools can be found by clicking on the link below to download the Enfield guide for children starting secondary school in September 2018.
Faith schools, selective schools and schools outside the London Borough of Enfield may have different admissions criteria and you are advised to contact the individual schools or to visit their websites for further information.
If your child has not been offered a place at the school of choice you may appeal. The form will be available in due course.
22 May 2021 – Last day for admission appeals.
Admission appeals during COVID-19
Temporary regulations came into force in April 2020 to amend the School Admission Appeal Regulations 2012, to help admission authorities carry out appeals during the pandemic.
These temporary regulations will now remain in force until 30 September 2021 (the date was extended from 31 January 2021).
The key changes in place until 30 September include:
- Flexibility with panel hearings – when it’s not safe to meet face-to-face (in line with government guidance), hearings can take place remotely by telephone or video conference, or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing
- Amendments to deadlines – appellants must now be:
- given at least 28 calendar days’ written notice of a deadline for lodging an appeal
- given at least 14 calendar days’ written notice of an appeal hearing (although appellants can waive their right to this in writing)
- sent a decision letter within 7 calendar days of the hearing (or in the case of written submissions only, within 7 calendar days of the appeal panel making a decision), wherever possible
- Relaxation of rules around panel member numbers – if 1 of the 3 panel members withdraws (temporarily or permanently), the panel can continue with and conclude the appeal as a panel of 2
Charging and remissions policies back to the top
School complaints procedure back to the top
Handling complaints during the coronavirus (COVID-19 outbreak)
In line with government guidance the school is not expected to handle new or existing complaints while we are closed. The school will still engage with parents and pupils where we can, however complaints can be considered once the government confirms schools can safely reopen
School contact details back to the top
Lavender Primary School
Admissions Officer: Mrs Linda White (please contact Linda for any queries you have about the school as she is the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public)
Parents are welcome to visit the school for a tour, please contact the school office to arrange a time.
Telephone: 020 8363 1058
Head of School: Ms Jodie Corbett
Chair of Governors: Sam Buckley
SEND Co-ordinator: Sarah McCartney
If you would like to contact any of us, please contact the school by phone, email, post or in person.
Data Protection Officer
The Data Protection Officer is responsible for overseeing data protection within the School so if you do have any questions in this regard, please do contact them on the information below: –
Data Protection Officer: Craig Stilwell
Company: Judicium Consulting Ltd
Address: 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE
Telephone: 0203 326 9174
Equality information back to the top
The Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 has three aims under the general duty for Schools, Academies and Settings:
1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act by removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.
Our school has considered how well we currently achieve these aims with regard to the eight protected equality groups: race/ disability/ gender/ gender reassignment/ age/ pregnancy and maternity/ religion or belief and sexual orientation.
In compiling this equality information we have :
- Identified evidence already in the school of equality within policies and practice and identified gaps.
- Examined how our school engages with the protected groups, identifying where practice could be improved.
Date objectives set: September 2020
Review Date September 2021
Ofsted reports back to the top
View the most recent inspection report from 19-20th January 2012 – select the link below.
Requests for paper copies back to the top
We pride ourselves on being environmentally friendly and would like to avoid unnecessary printing wherever possible. However, should you need a paper copy of the information on this website, please contact our office on 020 8363 1058 or pop in to reception and we will be happy to help you.
Performance tables back to the top
A link to the Department for Education’s website for Lavender Primary School www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/143199/lavender-primary-school
Statutory test and assessment results back to the top
Lavender SATs Results 2019 (Provisional)
|Key Stage 2|
(National average in brackets)
|Expected +||Greater Depth||Average Scaled Score|
|Reading||79% (73%)||34% (27%)||106 (104)|
|Writing||80% (78%)||24% (27%)||N/A|
|Maths||78% (79%)||27% (20%)||105 (105)|
|Reading, Writing, Maths combined||70% (65%)||12% (11%)||N/A|
|Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling||84% (78%)||41% (36%)||107 (106)|
|Key Stage 2 Progress Measure|
KS1 Teacher Results 2019
|Expected +||Greater Depth|
|Reading||85% (75)||23% (26)|
|Writing||75 (70)||16% (16)|
|Mathematics||80% (76)||22% (22)|
Year 1 Phonics Screening Test % achieving expected standard
|National||81%||82%||Not Yet Available|
Information for Parents – KS2 results
Values and ethos back to the top
Lavender is a special place – enjoyment and challenge are at the heart of all we do. We believe that every child is unique and we aim to nurture and inspire them in a safe, secure and stimulating environment. We are committed to giving each child the best education, creating a love of learning and a curiosity about the world around them. Our curriculum is creative and engaging, and our commitment to developing growth mindset and knowledge of how to learn ensures that our children become successful, independent and lifelong learners.
We believe that all children have the right to the very best education. Our core values of respect, care, honesty, responsibility, appreciation and determination underpin everything we do.
We are committed to helping children to become lifelong learners: to be reflective and resilient and to have a passion for new knowledge and skills.