Applying for a Nursery place
Children can be registered for our Nursery by contacting the school office and completing a Nursery application form. We will contact you when a place becomes available. Children are admitted into our Nursery during the term after they turn 3 years old. We follow the same admissions criteria as the Local Authority.
The times for Nursery are
Morning Nursery 8:45am to 11:45am
Afternoon Nursery 12:30pm to 3:30pm
We offer 15 hours free Nursery as 5 mornings or 5 afternoons. There may be the option to purchase additional sessions at £7.00 per hour depending on availability.
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Applying for Reception 2022
Children are admitted into Reception in September. If your child attends our Nursery you must still apply for a Reception place. We have 90 Reception places (PAN).
If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 they are due to start Reception in September 2022.
We follow the Waltham Forest admissions policy which can be found below. The local authority allocate places. If there are more applications than there are places available Waltham Forest will use the following criteria, in priority order, to decide who should be offered a place at our school
Priority 1 – Looked After Children or Children ‘At Risk’
Priority 2 – Medical or social reasons
Priority 3 – Siblings (not if out of area)
Priority 4 – School Staff Children
Priority 5 – Distance
(definitions of the groups above can be found on the Waltham Forest website).
If your child is not offered a place at one of the schools you listed, you have the right to appeal for a place at your preferred school. You can only appeal once for a place in the same school in the same academic year, please visit the Waltham Forest appeals website for more information.
Children who have a Education Health Care plan (EHCP) are placed in schools under the terms of the Education Act 1996 and not through the admissions criteria referred to above.
Children who have a EHCP will be allocated a place at the school named on their EHCP.
Our school induction programme includes a meeting for all new Reception parents and carers in June and July before the children start school, along with opportunities for the children to come and meet their teacher and play with their new classmates. Informal parent and carer sessions provide the opportunity to meet other parents and ask questions about school routines and school life.
In September, as part of our admissions we undertake home visits to all our new Reception children and children start their new classes on a staggered basis to ensure children are settled in their new classes.
In year admissions / school transfers
All admissions to our school during the year and in different year groups are handled by Waltham Forest pupil admissions service, who hold the school waiting list and can be contacted on 0208 496 3000.
You can apply online for in-year applications via Citizen Portal. The portal can be accessed via the Council's Website www.walthamforest.gov.uk - please search 'school admissions' and click on 'in year admissions'.
For telephone admissions advice please call 0208 496 3000
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We believe that every child is entitled to equal access to an engaging curriculum, regardless of race, gender, class or disability.
We are committed to promoting a learning and teaching environment that embeds the values of inclusive educational practices for all. Through a child centered approach, we aim to ensure that education is accessible and relevant to all our learners, to respect each other and to celebrate diversity and difference.
All children joining our school get the opportunity to visit with their parents prior to starting.
We would be delighted to welcome you to our school. If you are considering applying for a place please contact the office so that we can make an appointment to show you around.