applying for a nursery place
Parents can put their child’s name down on the school waiting list during the school year in which they turn 2 years old. Depending on age and space availability, they will be offered a nursery place the term after their 3rd birthday. All children will be offered a place in nursery during the school year in which they turn 4 years old. Places are allocated dependent on the age of the child. Our Durham County Council admission policy is available on request.
If your child has any special educational needs or disabilities, the process is exactly the same. If you would like to discuss your child’s SEND in more detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment to speak to the Headteacher and SENCO. You might also like to view the ACCESSIBILITY PLAN in our school policies section.
Please feel free to download our application form and email it to school, so we can add your child’s name to our waiting list. Alternatively, you can print the form and bring it into school. Nicola is our school administrator who will support parents with this process.
If you are not familiar with our school already and would like to come and have a look around, please contact the school to arrange a visit. We would be delighted to ‘give you the grand tour’, so that you can meet us and see for yourself if we are the right school for you.
You will receive a letter from us offering your child a Nursery place (usually in May) with a suggested date and time for a couple of the nursery staff to pop out and visit you at home. This is a lovely, informal opportunity to say hello, introduce ourselves and meet you and your child on your ‘home ground’. We will bring an admission pack with us to complete together during the visit.
You will also be invited to attend a special welcome evening (usually in June), where the Headteacher and nursery team invite you to ‘our house’ to tell you all about Nursery and what it will be like for your little one. They will also give you lots of information you will need to know before they start. This takes place on an evening and so we ask that arrangements are made for your children to stay at home.
At the welcome evening, parents and carers will also find out which family group their child is going to be in, who their key person is, which sessions they have been allocated and when their starting dates are. We ask that all parents/carers make every effort to attend this very important meeting.