Applying for Nursery/Foundation Stage 1 places

A foundation stage 1 or nursery place is normally three terms attendance, commencing in the autumn term one year before entry to foundation stage 2 or reception class.

Applications for a place in a foundation stage 1 class, nursery unit or early years centre should be made to the Head Teacher.

You should be aware that gaining a place in the foundation stage 2 or nursery class at a school or children’s centre does not guarantee that a place will be available for your child in the foundation stage 2 or reception class at the same school.

Children are entitled to 15 hours of free early education and schools can deliver this flexibly over a minimum of three days. A number of different delivery models are in place, details are available from the Families Information Service or the Head Teacher.

The admissions policy and further information can be found in Section 11 of the Admission to Primary School Booklet.

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