Foley Park Primary Academy Nursery Admission Policy and Procedures
Foley Park Primary Academy is a one form entry primary school, for children aged 3 to 11 years old in Kidderminster. We are in Worcestershire Local Authority and are part of Victoria Academies Trust. Foley Park Nursery operates as part of the EYFS provision at Foley Park Primary Academy.
We have capacity for a maximum of 26 children each session.
Admission, Sessions and Funding
To apply for a place in our Nursery class we request a completed Nursery application form. These can be obtained from the main office at Foley Park Primary Academy. Please be aware that a place in the nursery does not guarantee a place in the school, or give any advantage to the child’s application for a Reception place. Parents/ carers must apply for a school place through Worcestershire admissions procedure the year before they are due to start Reception.
Admission to Nursery
The normal date for admission to Nursery is the September after a child’s third birthday.
If spaces are available, children can be admitted to start earlier than this, at the beginning of the term following their third birthday.
i.e. Children born between 1st September and 31st December may start Nursery in the January after their third birthday if there are spaces available.
Children who are born between 1st January and 31st March may start Nursery after Easter (after their third birthday) if there are spaces available.
We are sometimes able to offer spaces to rising threes, starting at the beginning of the term in which a child will be three. This depend on spaces available and will not be covered by Nursery funding. All rising three sessions are charged at £3 per hour.
Sessions and Funding
The Nursery operates on a term time only basis, the same as the main school. These dates can be found on the school website.
There are ten sessions available each week; two sessions per day. There is also the option to stay for lunch and take advantage of our Wraparound provision. Session times are as follows:
Morning session 8.50am – 12pm
Lunch session 12 – 1pm
Afternoon session 1pm – 3pm
Breakfast club 7.30 – 8.30 am
Phoenix after school care is available until 5.45pm
All children are entitled to 15 funded nursery hours per week, commencing from the term after their third birthday.
Parents may choose which sessions they would like their child to attend subject to availability. Sessions are usually chosen when the child starts nursery, but these may be changed at a later date if there are spaces available.
Any extra hours booked over the 15 hours per week entitlement will be charged for.
Fees will be payable in advance, via Parent Pay.
Depending on circumstances, parents may be entitled to claim 30 funded hours per week for their child.
An online childcare calculator can be found at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk where parents are able to establish their entitlement and make an application if they qualify.
Allocation of Nursery Places
An application form for a nursery place should be completed and returned to the school office as soon as possible. For a place beginning in September, you must apply by 31st March at the latest.
Children who will be three before September will be allocated places first.
Parents will be notified of their place after the Easter holidays.
If there are unfilled places available, children who will be three years old by 31st December will then be considered for a Rising Three place.
Over subscription Criteria
Where there are more applications than places, the following criteria will be used to decide which children are offered a place:
This policy has been agreed by
Headteacher ___________________________________________ Date _________________
Academy Council __________________________________________ Date _________________
Review date: November 2021
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