Parents who wish to enrol their child at Mile End School or Nursery should make an appointment to meet with a member of the Senior Management Team by contacting the school office. You will be shown around the school and we will explain how we work to meet the needs of our pupils.
All parents are asked to complete a placing request and many families moving into the area submit this paperwork prior to their move to Aberdeen as is can speed up the process, placing request forms can be accessed through the Aberdeen City website here.
When the authority agrees to the placing an admission form is required prior to your child being admitted to Mile End School. Members of the Senior Management Team (SMT) are happy to answer any queries or concerns you may have regarding the process.
Admission for children with additional support needs works slightly differently. The Educational Psychologist who currently works with your child will be able to advise if Mile End is a suitable placement for your child. If you are keen for your child to attend Mile End an application will be produced by your child’s current school (usually in November) and this will be taken forward to an admissions panel. If places are available and the admission panel agree that your child’s needs will be best met at Mile End, a place will be offered. You will be sent a letter confirming a place and a member of the management team will contact you to make arrangements.
Induction for children with additional support needs will be agreed on an individual basis to make sure that your child settles quickly and easily.
Pupils due to start Primary 1 at the start of a new school session in August are normally enrolled in January at a date announced by the local authority. Parents/carers can, however, contact the school office for advice at any time.
Parents will be invited to attend an informal induction meeting so that the Deputy Head Teacher (early years) can explain a little about the school and give details of how the children will be admitted. There will also be opportunities for parents to hear how to support learning at home. Parents/carers will be notified by letter of the days and times their child should visit and start school.
In the first three weeks of their first term, Primary 1 pupils attend on a part-time basis. Primary 1 pupils attend full time from the fourth week of the school term.
Good transition arrangements exist for the children heading into Nursery or school for the first time. These are updated on a yearly basis in light of feedback that the senior management team (SMT) receives from staff and parents. Parents/carers wishing to enrol pupils should go to the School Office and complete the necessary forms taking with them a copy of the child’s birth certificate and a utility bill. A member of the senior management team will be pleased to answer any queries about the school and arrange a tour.
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
Clay P. Bedford