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Admission Arrangements


In September 2019 our school Nursery has 26 in the morning.  The morning session runs from 8.40-11.40am.

Parents wishing to send their child to the Nursery will need to complete an application form or contact the school office to request a form.  This form must be completed and submitted by 31st January prior to the September in which the child would start Nursery (that is the September after their third birthday).   

If the Nursery class is not at full capacity in September, the School may consider offering a second intake in January for those children that are turning three in the previous term (i.e. 1st September to 31st December).  These children could be offered a place to start in the January before the September in which they would be due to start.  For this reason, parents may wish to submit an early application.  If the school decide to offer a January intake, applications for eligible children (i.e. those turning three in the autumn term) will be ordered according to the oversubscription criteria in the Nursery Admission Arrangements

Parents need to be aware that a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception year of the school. At the appropriate time parents will need to complete a Suffolk County Council application form and school places will be allocated according to the Local Authority’s published admission arrangements.

If you would like to read more about what happens in our Nursery please take a look at our class page. 

If you would like to come and visit our Nursery to see what we do please contact the school office to make an appointment.


The Governors have adopted the Suffolk County Councils admissions policy. Full details of this policy and procedures are set out in the booklet 'Schools in Suffolk'.

A copy of this booklet is available at the school office, or click here to visit the SCC Website.


Parents who wish to transfer their child during the course of an academic year should contact the school office to obtain an In-year Admissions Application form.  The school will, upon allocation of a school place to a pupil transferring in-year, notify the Local Authority of the proposed admission to enable the Local Authority to keep up-to-date figures on the availability of places.  




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We would like to invite you to our Nursery & Reception open morning for September 2020 admissions

8th January 2020  -  between 9.00am and 11.30am  

Please call the school office on (01502) 574032 for more information.  We look forward to seeing you.


Applications for children starting Reception in September 2020 need to be submitted to Suffolk County Council by Wednesday 15th January 2020.  Please visit - www.suffolk.gov.uk/admissions - for more information.