Admissions for Nursery
We are pleased that you are considering Aldersbrook Primary School as an option for your child’s education. You are very welcome to make an appointment to visit our school and see for yourself all the fun and exciting learning taking place. Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school’s main office. Our Parent Support Adviser (PSA) usually leads tours of the school and is able to answer any questions you may have.
Nursery admissions are processed through the school and places are allocated according to:
- ‘Looked after children’ and children previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, residence order or special guard ship order. A looked after child is a child who is in the case of a Local authority as defined by section 22 of the Children Act 1989.
- Exceptional medical or psychological grounds, which should be supported by a qualified professional directly involved with the child and will be considered by the Authority’s medical or psychological advisers.
- Siblings, with preference to older children according to their date of birth, preference will only be given to those siblings who will still be in attendance at the date of admission; and
- All other application, with preference to older children according to their date of birth.
In each category, if there are more children than places available, priority will be based on the shortest measured walking distance as measured by a Geographic Information System from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school using public roads and recognised footpaths. It should be noted that when measurements involve flats in the same block, the distance will be to the entrance of each individual flat.
In using distance as a tie-breaker, should there be more than one applicant for a final place living an identical distance from the school in questions, the Authority will use the random allocation facility within the Tribal ‘Admissions and Transfer System’ pupil database which is used for allocations.
Application can be made when a child is 2½ years old. There is one intake in September and parents will be notified by the end of May, as to whether or not their child has a place. A place in our Nursery does not guarantee a place in our school. Parents will have to apply again for admission for Reception class.
Aldersbrook is a 3 form entry (30 pupils per class) primary school with a 56 place Nursery. We offer a range of options for our Nursery children including 30 hour funded places:
Nursery - morning session (8.30am - 11.30am)
Nursery - afternoon session (12.30pm - 3.30pm
Nursery- 30hours (8.30am-3.30pm) 30 hours is only available for families that are eligible.
Could you please send a copy of your child's birth certificate or passport together with the Nursery Registration Form.
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