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Nursery school admissions

​​​​Children are entitled to a part-time nursery place from the start of the term after they have turned three. 

They will stay in nursery school until the September after their fourth birthday when they start reception class in primary school.

You can view importa​​​nt dates for applying for a school place​.


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For more information on admissions please read the school adm​issions booklet:​​​​​​​​

​​​The information in these documents has been designed for print. This format may not be fully accessible online.​
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If you applied for nursery school for your child, you can access our system to accept or decline your offer ​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​​ from Monday 3 October 2022.

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The application process




​If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020​
​​​Date 
​​Step in the application process
Monday 30 January 2023

Application process for starting Nursery in September 2023 begins. Online application service opens.
Monday ​27 February 2023
​Closing date for online applications. After this date any new applications will need to be done on paper and will be considered as a late application.
​February to April 2023
​Applications are processed and assessed against the appropriate
Admission Criteria. This also includes checking and verifying the address you have supplied and supporting information you have given us. 
​Tuesday 2 May 2023 ​​
​Offer day. We will send you an email or a letter if you have asked for your offer to be sent by post. Decisions can also be given over the phone after 12pm on the offer day.
​April 2023
Waiting lists are established.​​​
Tuesday 16 May 2023
​Closing date for you to accept or refuse the place we have offered. We reserve the right to withdraw offers that have not been responded to by this date. This is also the closing date for late applications. 
​May 2023​

​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​June 2023 
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed on a monthly basis from now on.
​September 2023
​Children start nursery.​

​​If your child was born between 1 September 2020 and 31 March 2021​
​​​Date 
​​Step in the application process
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Monday 5 June 2023

Application process for starting Nursery in Spring to Summer 2024 begins. Online application service opens.​
​Monday 3 July 2023
​Closing date for online applications. After this date any new applications will need to be done on paper and will be considered as a late application.​​​
​July to September 2023​​
​Applications are processed and assessed against the appropriate
Admission Criteria. This also includes checking and verifying the address you have supplied and supporting information you have given us.​
Monday 2 October 2023
​Offer day. We will send you an email or a letter if you have asked for your offer to be sent by post. Decisions can also be given over the phone after 12pm on the offer day.
​October 2023
​Waiting lists are established.
Monday 16 October 2023
​Closing date for you to accept or refuse the place we have offered. We reserve the right to withdraw offers that have not been responded to by this date. This is also the closing date for late applications. 
​October 2023
​​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​November 2023
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed on a monthly basis from now on.
​​Spring to Summer Term 2024​
​Children start nursery.​

​Contact us

If you ha​​​ve a question or would like more information, please contact us online:
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Contact us

​​​​​​Or call C2C on 029 2087 2087.​

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