Admissions Arrangements

We encourage all prospective families to visit the school. An appointment can be made with the school office.

We ask for details of your child and for your contact information if your child is hoping to join our Early Years Foundation Stage. In this way, we can keep you informed of the application procedure should you be planning ahead.

In-Year Admissions

The Local Authority currently manage admissions to the School. Click here to find details on the application process, the criteria which come into place if the school is over subscribed and the appeals procedures.

We have 60 places in each year group, 10 in our ARB, a limit we are not usually able to exceed unless an appeal for a place, through the Local Authority, is successful.

Starting in Early Year Foundation Stage

Children are able to start at Mount Charles in the school year in which they become five.

Parents of children starting school for the first time must follow the Local Authority procedure. This process is detailed here. Please note there is a very important deadline for all schools in Cornwall.

You can request that your child attends part-time until he/she is of compulsory school age (for more information please follow the link above). Admission authorities will agree to such a request where it appears to be in the best interest of the child.

Upon successfully gaining a place to start at Mount Charles School, you will receive information from the Foundation Stage teachers with information on the events (such as information evenings and taster sessions) which take place to introduce you and your child to our school.
Consultation on proposal to alter Admissions Policy (effective from September 2018)
Please see the document below for the proposed admissions arrangements for Mount Charles School.