A child will be eligible for admission to the Nursery class in the term after they turn 3 years old
Admission is subject to an application being made and places being available.
There are 26 morning places in the Nursery and 26 afternoon places, with each session lasting 3 hours. These will be allocated according to the criteria below and not whether the applicant requires a 15 or 30 hours place.
We offer three different models for the allocation of these places subject to availability.
The models we offer are:-
- Full Day Place, AM & PM Session (30 Hours) 8.45 AM – 3.30 PM
- AM Sessions 5 mornings a week (15 Hours) 8.45AM – 11.45AM
- PM Sessions 5 afternoons a week (15 Hours) 12.30PM – 3.30PM
Specific numbers for each type of place will be decided, depending on demand, and will be at the Local Academy Committee’s discretion.
Where a family does NOT qualify for 30 hours per week of free early years education but expresses an interest in and takes up the offer of the 30 hours, they will be liable for the cost of 15 hrs childcare per week to be charged at the published rate determined by the Local Academy Committee.
Please note Nursery education is a non-statutory provision and there is therefore no right of appeal against the admission authority’s decision.
The Local Academy Committee (LAC) expect that parents applying for places for their children will accept and uphold the Christian character and ethos of the school.
In the event of over-subscription, preference will be given to those children living closest to the school. The distance is measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey, to the nearest school gate available for pupils to use. This is calculated using the Admission and Transport Team’s Geographical Information System.
Where the Nursery is oversubscribed, it will maintain a waiting list in criteria order.
The needs of the child are our priority. The final decision on the number of hours a child is able to attend and his or her pattern of attendance, rests with the Headteacher.
Whilst we will endeavour to accommodate parents’ requested preferences, (i.e. am or pm, 15 hrs or 30 hrs), this may not always be possible.