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Applications for Nursery
Parents must apply for a nursery place by filling in a Nursery Application form which is available from the main school office.
Parents can apply for a place for their child as soon as the child has reached their second birthday, all applications will be considered six weeks prior to proposed start date and places will be offered in writing. You will then be contacted nearer the time to arrange a Home Visit before your child starts in Nursery.
Prospective parents are encouraged to visit our website and make an appointment to visit the Nursery to look around.
Universal 15 hours
Our planned admission number is 36 part time places. We have 18 places available in our morning sessions and 18 places available in our afternoon sessions. Children attend either 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions, we do not offer the facility to buy additional sessions or have a mix of morning and afternoon sessions. Parents can indicate a preference as to which session their child attends on the admission form and we will try our best to accommodate this, however this is not always possible, in which case the alternative session will be offered. If the number of children applying for entry exceeds the places available, we enforce the procedure set out in the policy below in order to determine whether a child is accepted or not.
Universal 15 hours Session Times:
Morning Session 8.45- 11.45
Afternoon Session 12.10 to 3.10
30 Hours Free Childcare
Oakfield Primary Academy will be offering eight 30 hours free childcare places to those that are eligible. The places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. After these eight places have been allocated Oakfield Primary Academy reserves the right to offer additional places on a first come first served basis to meet local demand.
30 Hour Session Times:
Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 3.10pm.
Friday 8.45am to 1.05pm
Parents will be asked to provide a packed lunch or pay for a school meal at a cost of £2.10 per day, payable in advance.
Additional paid session for parents entitled to 30 Hours:
Oakfield Primary Academy will offer, subject to availability and offered on a first come first served basis, a paid session on Friday 1.05pm to 3.10pm for parents entitled to 30 hours childcare. This will be charged at £8.00 per session (charge to be reviewed annually) and must be booked and paid half termly in advance. The session will
Children start at the beginning of the academic year (September) in which they become five.
It is important to remember that having a place in our nursery does NOT guarantee a place in the reception class and a separate application form should be completed.
For the academic years 2019 - 2020 and 2020-2021, our Reception places have been capped at 60 children.
Our standard number is 60 children* per year group in Key Stage 1 and 2 and 26 children in Nursery.
The criteria, in order of priority, are:-
Children living in the priority area who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission.
Children living in the priority area.
Children from outside the priority area who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission.
Children living outside the priority area.
*Please note that our current Year 3 class has been capped by the Local Authority at 30 places.