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Nursery

We are excited to be offering places for 3 and 4 year old nursery children into our Early Year's class. Please see information handbook below for further details. Please contact the school office to arrange visits, taster sessions or for an application forms pack.

Nursery is well provided for and organised. (Parent questionnaire comment May 2019)

Nursery Admissions

 Our admissions policy for nursery is based on the common admissions policy for Worcestershire Local Authority (LA) maintained nursery provision. We recognise that the area served by any nursery is wider than the catchment area of the providing school and may vary according to local circumstances

 

Over subscription criteria 

If the demand for places exceeds those available, the following criteria will be used to allocate places:

  •  Looked After* children;
  • Children with additional needs**, with priority given to those who meet the County Council’s criteria for statutory assessment;
  • Siblings if the older sibling will still be on the roll of the nursery class when the younger sibling starts in the nursery class;
  • Children living nearest to the school measured by the shortest straight line distance.

Priority will be given to those wishing to access full time provision (universal 15 hours), over those wishing to access less than 15 hours provision.

 

*’Looked after’ means all those currently accommodated by a Local Authority under the terms of the Children Act 1989 and children who were previously accommodated by a Local Authority but immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

 **Additional needs includes those children whose needs are monitored by LA or external support agencies. Needs may be physical / emotional / social or intellectual. The decision will be taken by the LA in consultation with the Headteacher, SENCo and early years teacher.

 The sibling connection, as well as brother and sister will include half-siblings, adopted children, step-siblings or a child of the parent/carers partner.  They must also be living at the same home address. Children who are brought together as a family by a same sex civil partnership and who are living at the same address, are also considered to be siblings.

Access to statutory education

 Attendance at our nursery does not give entitlement or greater priority for a reception place in the school. Places in reception are allocated as per the admissions policy for Worcestershire.