Children’s names can be registered with the school at any time from birth and should be registered by 5th March 2021 for entry to the Nursery in September 2021. It would be helpful if parents would register their interest by the end of January 2021 although early registration is not relevant for admission purposes. Application forms will be sent out on 10th February 2021 to parents who have registered a child’s name. Application forms must be returned to the school by 5th March 2021 Letters notifying parents of the outcome of their application will be sent out on or after 1st May 2021. The deadline for the acceptance of the offer of a Nursery place will be confirmed in the offer letter. Please use the link below to access a full copy of the admissions Policy.
Children whose parents have made a successful application to the Nursery will be allocated a place in either the morning or afternoon session, commencing the Autumn Term after their third birthday. Children attend either five mornings (8.45am-11.45am) or five afternoons (12.30pm-3.30pm) each week, Monday to Friday. Children joining the Nursery in September usually visit the school on an Open Day in early July.
In line with good Early Years practice, our staff visit families at home before children start in the Nursery. Appointments are organised with parents to take place towards the end of the Summer Term before your child joins the Nursery. Children joining the Nursery have staggered start dates.
Each year we hold an information evening for new Nursery parents early in the Autumn Term. This is an opportunity to meet other parents and to hear more about the Foundation stage from the Nursery Teacher and the Foundation Stage staff.
Parents are should note that children attending the Nursery at Archdeacon Cambridge’s School will have to reapply for the Reception Class the following year. Applications will be handled on an equal basis with those applying to join the school for the first time.