Nursery Admissions

Admission Arrangements


Admission Arrangements Hale Nursery 2020/21


Hale Academy Nursery is part of Hale Academy and the Kite Academy Trust. Parents wanting to apply for a place should therefore complete the school’s application form and submit it directly to the school for consideration.
The school will endeavour to inform parents by letter of the outcome of their application the term before admission but this is not guaranteed. If a place is offered, parents must confirm acceptance to the school by the date stipulated, otherwise it will be offered to another child.
If a place is available, a child can be admitted into Hale Academy Nursery in the term after they turn 3 years old. We also have a small number of places available for 2 year olds to start in the term after their 2nd birthday.
Nursery Admissions Criteria for 3/4 year olds


Applications will be considered in accordance with the following criteria which are set out in priority order.


1. Looked after or previously looked after children
2. Children with exceptional social/ medical/educational needs.
3. Children of staff at the school
4. A child who, at the time of admission, has a sibling on the school roll or in the nursery.
5. Children who will turn 4 years old between 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021.
6. Children who will turn 3 years old between 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021.

Nursery Admissions Criteria for 2 year olds

Limited places are available for 2 year olds and top priority will be given to those children who qualify for FEET funding. In the event of oversubscription, applications will be considered in accordance with the following criteria:-


1. Looked after or previously looked after children
2. Children with exceptional social/ medical/educational needs.
3. Children of staff at the school
4. A child who, at the time of admission, has a sibling on the school roll or in the nursery.
5. Children who will turn 3 years old between 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021.
6. Children who will turn 2 years old between 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021.


In cases where an exceptional social, medical or educational need either exists or is identified, the Nursery may consider an alternative timetable of attendance for a specific period. Any changes to the normal provision will be temporary, at the discretion of the head teacher or SENCo and only offered with the express aim of facilitating early and comprehensive assessment.


Where any category is oversubscribed, applicants will be ranked according to the straight line distance that they live from the school with priority being given to those children who live the closest. The Nursery will then maintain a waiting list in criteria order.
Once a two year old is placed on role at Hale Academy Nursery they will automatically be entitled to a three year old place and the number of three year old places will reduce.
It should be noted that admission to Hale Academy Nursery does not guarantee admission to the Reception class in the main school. Applications for Reception must be made separately and submitted by the statutory deadline in order to be considered.
The deadline for Nursery applications for the academic year 2020-21 is 31st March 2020

 

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