Applying for a place in our Nursery
Clapham Terrace Community Primary School and Nursery has a 26 place nursery based in school. Applications are made directly to school.
The responsibility for determining admissions for nursery age children lies with the Governing Body of Clapham Terrace Community Primary School and Nursery.
Children will be admitted to nursery the term after their third birthday.
The agreed criteria for admission to the nursery are:
- Children living in the catchment area.
- Children who have a brother or sister at the school at their time of admission.
- The age of the child from the oldest age band first.
Parents make their applications directly to the school via an application form, which is available from the school office.
Children’s names are placed on reserve lists in strict order of the criteria, not according to the date of application. If a place becomes available, the nursery will contact the parents of the child whose name is first on the reserve list. Reserve lists are not waiting lists; a new request from another parent for a child’s name to be placed on a reserve list can result in other children being moved further down the list if this child has a higher priority for a place according to the admission criteria.
Parents are given two weeks to accept the offer. After this time, if no acceptance is received or the offer is declined, the place will become vacant and it will be offered to the next child in priority order. This process will continue until all places are full or all children on the ‘Reserve List’ have been offered places.
If there are still sessions available after the September intake for the 15 hours entitlement, new intake requests for nursery sessions will be considered using the criteria.