How to Apply
Application forms are available via the school office from Mrs Lewis or Mrs Kelly (01829 250285) or they can be requested electronically from:
Timing of Applications
Please note the following closing dates for applying for a nursery place:
The last Friday in May for autumn term places (September start)
The last Friday in November for spring term places (January start)
The last Friday in January for summer term places (After Easter holiday)
Where places are remaining, late applications will be possible up to the specified admission limit.
Offers of Places
Letters to families offering or refusing places will be sent out as follows:
By 2nd week in June for autumn places
By 2nd week in December for spring places
By 2nd week in February for summer places
Families should confirm acceptance of the place as soon as possible by letter or e-mail, and in accordance with any deadline set out in the letter offering the place. If no reply is received by the date of the deadline then the place will be re-offered to the child at the top of the waiting list.
Parents/Carers may be able to take up extra sessions beyond the 15 hours free entitlement, depending on the availability of places up to the specified admission limit. Nursery children may stay for lunch and be collected at 1 p.m. These extra sessions will be charged at the rates set out in our charging policy.
Flexibility is defined as below:
- The 15 hour weekly entitlement must be provided in sessions of a minimum 2.5 hours in length and a maximum 10 hours in length
- Sessions must be taken in hourly or half hourly units.
- The 15 hour entitlement can be taken over a minimum of 3 days per week (equating to no more than 12.5 hours in 2 days)
- An entitlement cannot start before 8am or finish after 6pm
- The entitlement must be provided over a minimum of 38 weeks
In our Foundation Unit we offer flexible provision within the school day, which is agreed between us and the parents on a termly basis, taking into account the operational needs of the setting and demand levels at peak times. The timing and availability of places will be subject to the limit of a maximum of 13 nursery children in any one session.