We are an inclusive Trust that welcomes children from all backgrounds and of all abilities. The level of ability or any special educational need that a child may have plays no part in the admissions policy of the Trust. The only restriction we place on entry is that of number. Year on year the school is oversubscribed.
Unicorn Primary School is part of the Compass Academy Trust. The Trust adheres to the admissions arrangements set out by Bromley Local Authority who manage the admissions process for all applications to Unicorn in accordance with the DfE Schools Admission Code. This includes applications for our annual sixty Reception Year places, the additional six Year 3 places and also any ‘in year’ vacancies that occasionally arise.
Please be aware that, if your child does not already attend Unicorn Primary School but you will require one of the additional Year 3 places, please ensure that your application has been sent to Bromley's Admissions Team as soon as possible.
Applications cannot be made directly to the school. Should you wish your child to be considered for any vacancy, it is essential that you have completed an in-year application form and submitted it to Bromley’s Admissions Team who process all applications for families who are Bromley residents. Information on the admissions procedure can be found by clicking on the following link or by browsing the Bromley Local Authority website at www.bromley.gov.uk. If you live outside of Bromley, you must apply through your own Local Authority.
We welcome parents to come and visit our school prior to applying for a place at Unicorn. Throughout the Autumn Term (September to December), open morning tours for parents are conducted by the Head Teacher at a regular time on a weekly basis. If you would like to join one of the tours, dates should be on the calendar by mid September, then please email the school office (email@example.com) to arrange and we will email confirmation of your place. We will be very pleased to welcome you. We would ask that you provide a contact telephone number and include the number of adults attending.
COMPASS ACADEMY TRUST ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS
Please click on the link below for our Admissions Policy.
ADMISSIONS CONSULTATION 2025-26
Unicorn Primary School is consulting on a proposed school admissions policy and arrangements for 2025-26 entry. As required by the School Admissions Code, admission authorities must consult on their admissions arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes within that period.
The consultation lasts 6 weeks from 6th December 2023 to 24th January 2024.
Please see the draft school admissions policy below, or contact the Trust office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a hard copy.
If you would like to make any comments, please do so in writing via email to the above address by midday on 24th January 2024.
ADMISSIONS APPEALS ARRANGEMENTS
Compass Academy Trust is the admission authority for our school. The administration and allocation of school places for the four primary schools in the Trust (Marian Vian, Oak Lodge, Unicorn and Wickham Common) is delegated to Bromley Council’s Admissions Team.
Compass Academy Trust is responsible for arranging appeals against refusal of a place at any of the four schools.