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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. 

Apply online 

You can apply for a nursery school place online when admissions are open.

Use the online school applications system to:
  • Create an account if you do not have one already
  • Make a new application
  • Continue with an application you have saved
  • View your application​
  • View your school place offers


Login to the School Applications system ​​ ​

If you need help with your application, please read our guidance on applying for a ​school place​


Please apply on time. You can view importa​​​nt dates for applying for a school place​. If you miss the closing date you cannot make a late application online. You will need to complete a late application form on paper. Read information on late applications and fill out a form.



The application process


​If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018​
​​​Date 
​​Step in the application process
18 January 2021

Application process for starting Nursery in September 2021 begins. Online application service opens.
​22 February 2021
​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 2021
​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. 
​26 April 2021 ​​
​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 2021
Waiting lists are established.​​​
10 May 2021
​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. 
​11 May 2021​

​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​June 2021 
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed on a monthly basis from now on.
​September 2021
​Children start nursery.​

​​If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 March 2019​
​​​Date 
​​Step in the application process
​​
7 June 2021

Application process for starting Nursery in Spring/Summer 2022 begins. Online application service opens.​
​5 July 2021
​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 2021​​
​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.​
​4 October 2021
​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 2021
​Waiting lists are established.
​18 October 2021
​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. 
​19 October 2021
​​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​November 2021 
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed on a monthly basis from now on.
​​Spring / Summer Term 2022​
​Children start nursery.​

​Contact us

If you have a question or would like more information, please contact us.

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