Admission to the nursery

  • We admit children who are of three years of age or over by 31st August to the autumn term (September start).
  • There are 25 morning and 25 afternoon places available at the beginning of the autumn term.
  • When there are too few places for the children who wish to enter the nursery, the following criteria will be applied:
    1. Each child must be a minimum age of three years old by 31st August of the academic year to be eligible for entry into Nursery in the autumn term (September)
    2. Looked after children
    3. Children or an immediate family member, who have a specific medical condition, or other special need, that requires them to attend our local community area will be given priority for places;
    4. Children who have a brother or sister already in the school will be given next priority;
    5. Distance from the school;
    6. When the above criteria has been applied, remaining places will be offered to children according to age, eldest first, until all places have been offered;
    7. Children who do not receive an offer of a place will remain on the waiting list and will be contacted if places become available. This will be on an age basis, eldest first.

Children need to be trained to use the toilet independently before they are admitted into Laurel Lane Primary School.

  • If we have more places available than children waiting, there is normally no difficulty in admitting children, but the above criteria will be applied just the same.
  • In the event that false information is discovered or information withheld after a place has been offered, then that place will be withdrawn.
  • Admission into Nursery does not guarantee a full- time place at Laurel Lane Primary School. (See school admission policy). Queries and concerns should be made in writing, addressed to the Chair of Governors.

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Admissions Policy 09th Oct 2018234 KB Download
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