Where places permit, children may be admitted to the Nursery at the start of the term following the child’s 3rd birthday and will be offered a morning or afternoon place taking parental preference into consideration when possible.
When the number of applications for nursery places exceeds the number of places available, the school’s Governing Body will apply the Lincolnshire County Council policy using the following criteria when allocating places for admission to the nursery and for the operation of the reserve list. For the full policy and legal definitions, please see Lincolnshire County Council’s publication ‘Going to School in Lincolnshire’.
- Recognised professional opinion showing that circumstances present a particularly strong case for admitting a child. (This criterion will apply to a maximum of 10% of places). Applications from priority cases should be submitted with supporting evidence from a doctor, Social Worker or other relavent professional
- Medical reasons why the school or class is most suitable (for example, wheelchair access)
- Brother or sister already attending either the Infant or Junior School
- Convenience of access, including:
- Distance of the child’s home from the school
- Whether there is another school or class the child can go to which is as easy to get to
- The route from the child’s home to the school or class
This means that in most cases, children living close to the school will be given a higher priority than those living further away.
Parents of children starting Nursery and Reception classes are invited to a welcome meetings which gives them the opportunity to meet the Head Teacher, Staff, Governors and Home School Association members and find out more about their child’s first few months at school.
Download our Nursery Welcome booklet
Children whose fifth birthday falls on or after the 1st September are admitted into the Reception year in the main school from the start of the Autumn Term. During the first half term an induction programme is planned which enables children to feel secure, confident and able to adapt to the longer school day.
In the case where the number of applications exceeds the number of places; the County Council criteria will be applied; see main points below. For the full policy and legal definitions, please see Lincolnshire County Council’s publication ‘Going to School in Lincolnshire’.
The allocation of school places for pupils with a Statement for Special Educational Needs or for a Child in Public Care will take place before schools allocate other places as part of the centrally administered annual admissions process.
- The school is one preferred by the parents;
- The child is in the care of the Local Authority;
- There is a sibling (brother, sister or other child normally living with the family) who will still be attending either the Infant or Junior School when the child is due to start;
- Convenience of access, in the following order;
- Whether this is the school closest to the child’s home address
- Distance of the child’s home from the school (measured by driving distance measured electronically by the Local Authority from the post office address point of the home to the post office address point of the school).
This means that the closeness of a pupil’s home to a pedestrian access will no longer take priority over the driving distance to the main car access.
You should apply by returning the Common Application Form to the School Admission Team at Lincolnshire County Council. Further information and an online application form can be found on theLincolnshire County Council website.
Please see also the Lincolnshire Schools Admissions Guide.