Admissions

Secondary School Admissions 2019-20 (All Years 7-11)

Many students join Poltair School at times other than the usual transfer process. This is for a variety of reasons. Typically a transfer is the result of a family moving into the area or because there have been difficulties at another school. In every case, it is important to meet and discuss the implications of the move so that we can be as helpful as possible and everyone concerned can be certain that it is the right step to take.

Since September 2010, all applications for school places have to be made to a parent's home Local authority. It is no longer possible for parents to apply direct to a school for a place for their child. However, if you are thinking about applying for Poltair School, we would encourage you to contact us in advance of your formal application to the local authority. Moreover, once you have been allocated a place at Poltair it is even more important that you get in touch with us so that we can arrange finalise a personalised learning programme that is right for your child. In order to get this right, and as a matter of course, we always seek to contact your son/daughter's previous school. In this way we anticipate any school move to be appropriate and as smooth as possible.

Generally speaking a transfer during Years 7-8 is likely to cause few curriculum problems. Moving into Year 9-10 can present a number of problems with different subjects not always matching. Before considering this please speak us in order to be clear as to which subjects are available and in what combinations. We will also need to be clear as to how much progress your child has made in their current studies; this is particularly the case when it comes to completed coursework / controlled assessments. Moving schools during Year 11 is not advisable.

If you live in Cornwall your home local authority is Cornwall Council. The council's own website contains a great deal of helpful information to assist you through the process. The address is www.cornwall.gov.uk/admissions.

A guidance document on In-year Admissions, prepared by the local authority is available by clicking here.

The on-line application form for In-year admissions is available by clicking here.

Poltair School's prospectus is available by clicking here.

Secondary School Admissions 2017-18 (Current Year 6)

The Secondary Transfer booklet can be found by clicking here

For Further information please go to School Admissions - Cornwall.gov.uk or telephone: 0300 1234 101

Poltair School's admission policy is available by clicking here

Secondary School Admissions 2018-19 (Current Year 6)

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Year 6 Transition

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Home Learning Wonder Wall

Well done to all the excellent work students are producing please see some examples of the work completed each day during distance learning.

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Policy Review

Dear Parents and Carers


As you may be aware, the statutory guidance from the Department for Education around Relationships and Sex Education has changed. Here at Poltair School, we have worked hard to think about how to teach this to our students, making sure that our lessons are engaging and designed to suit the needs of all of our students in an age appropriate manner. Students will have a lesson called Personal Development once a fortnight, in which this and other topics will be covered. This was formerly known as Morals and Ethics.


We would like to get feedback from our community in order to finalise our policy on the delivery of this important curriculum area. Our draft policy is available on our website for your consideration, and we welcome any questions, comments or feedback via email to Clare Price ([email protected]). When we are able to open up the site to parents and carers, we will hold a review and consultation meeting at school to consider our policy and delivery further. Please send any communications by 10th July 2020 at the latest.

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Policy - Relationships & Sex Education

Policy - Relationships & Sex Education


Contact during exceptional circumstances

It is important that all children, families and professionals are able to contact key staff to share information in respect of safeguarding and concerns.

Following the wider opening of all CELT schools, there is now a member of the safeguarding team on duty in school every day. Please contact the school directly and ask for the DSL if you have any concerns you wish to discuss.

The dedicated CELT e mail address is still in operation and can be used if, for any reason, you are unable to contact the school;

[email protected]

This will be monitored during office hours only, Monday to Friday.

However, you should contact the Police or Social Care if you feel that a child is at risk of immediate serious harm.


Moments in Time 2020


A reflection on the ideas, thoughts, feelings, surroundings and effects of the Corona school closures on Poltair pupils.


The Poltair Art Department have started a Poltair Pinterest page.


Students are emailing work they have completed at home to their teachers, the work is then showcased on the page.


Some fantastic work on there already:


Moments in Time 2020 - Pinterest

Resources

 

Free Software For Children

Following our upgrade to Office 365 we can now offer all students free licenses to use the latest version of Microsoft Office at home, this includes Microsoft Office on a Mac, and also Microsoft Office on Android or iOS.

Office 365 At Poltair

Click the link above to download your copy now!