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Admissions and Appeals Services
Our School Admissions team is experienced at processing main round and in-year admissions, whilst our Democratic Services team offers experience at managing the administration of school appeals.
Our statutory services, provided free of charge, include:
  • co-ordinating admissions for main round applications into Reception, Year 3 for junior schools, Year 7 and Year 10 for studio schools
  • working with all schools to make sure the admissions code of practice, locally agreed policies and legislative procedures are followed correctly
  • carrying out our duty as admission authority to determine the admissions criteria for all community and voluntary controlled schools
  • managing the appeals process for community and voluntary controlled schools
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Children's Centre Timetable - December 2018
03 Dec
Dear Colleague, Please find attached the current Children’s Centre timetables for your use with families and young children. To fully promote and further develop our partnership working please could you ask families with young children to fill out a Children’s Centre registration form and please can you return the form to the Children’s Centre in your area. Your support with this would be very much appreciated and thank you to all those who are currently filling in these forms with their families. Please use the attached referral form if you feel there is a particular family who would benefit from some CC services Could you please forward all the documents to your teams With many thanks and regards Liz Elizabeth Morrison l Early Education Improvement Officer I Children’s Centre Lead I EOH I Children’s Services emorrison@thurrock.gov.uk l t +44 (0) 7771 835269 Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL
PQBI - Schools Business Intelligence (SBI) Presentation Seminar - January 2019
30 Nov
Presentation Seminar on the forthcoming Spring School Census and all other data collections due in the Spring term. Please book your place via SLA Online Booking Presentation Venue: Ormiston Park Academy 6th Form Lecture Theatre Belhus Park Lane South Ockendon RM15 4RU
ADHD Support Group
13 Aug
Do you feel alone? That you are the only person going through this? This is a group for parents that are all going through similar situations; we can all support each other. If you just want to chat or someone to lean on, then this group is for you! Time: 10am – 12pm Dates 2018: 4th September, 18th September 2nd October, 16th October 13th November, 27th November 11th December Venue: Tilbury Children’s Centre, London Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 8EY
Childcare Sufficency - Final Report - May 2018
09 Jul
Childcare Sufficiency - Final Report - May 2018 30-hours childcare was rolled-out across England and Thurrock from September 2017, after a series of test programmes and early implementation. It aims to provide funded early years provision for up to a maximum of 30 hours per week (based on 38 weeks of the year, a maximum of 1,140 hours per year) for children of working parents. The funding follows set criteria, and parents must apply for a code to gain access to the funding, updating their details regularly the weekly total within the annual maximum hours. More information can be found on the government's childcare service: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk... Please see the full report attached.
Treetops Garden Centre
15 May
Treetops Garden Centre 10am until 2pm every Saturday We have created a small working garden centre on the Treetops school site. The 6th form students have grown plants and vegetables from seed which are ready for the spring growing season. We aim to sell annual bedding and vegetable plants in the garden centre which will be open to staff after school and the public on a Saturday. Post 19 café will be open selling drinks bacon rolls, cakes and crafts made by the students and pick the vegetables that Post 19 planted when ready. Why don’t you come and have a coffee and cake. Then walk around to see what the students have grown and buy some plants for your garden. We are open every Saturday from the 12th May at the school in Buxton Rd, Grays RM16 2WU.