Ponteland Primary School Nursery Admissions

Introduction

The school is responsible for admissions to our nursery. This policy will be used to determine admissions to the Ponteland Primary School nursery classes. As parents do not have a statutory right to appeal to an independent appeal panel in relation to nursery admissions we have adopted a clear set of admissions criteria upon which admission decisions can be made. This allows fair and impartial decisions to be made.

Provision

Ponteland Primary School nursery has 52 part-time places and operates 2 two and a half day sessions. These will either be Monday, Tuesday and half day Wednesday morning or half day Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. In addition we offer 5 morning places or 5 afternoon places

At what age can my child start Nursery?

A child can be considered for a place in the nursery class from the start of the term following their third birthday.  A Nursery place will normally be for the three terms prior to entry into Reception however, if places are available autumn term birthday children may have up to five terms prior to entry into Reception.

How can I apply for Nursery?

If you would like your child to attend Ponteland Primary School nursery, you must complete an application form and send or bring it to this school.  You can apply for admission any time from the day the application process opens at the start of the school year (September) preceding the year your child will start in Nursery.

Application forms are available for collection from the school, via email admin@ppschool.uk  or they can be downloaded from this page.  The closing date for applications is 29th January 2021.  Applications received after this date will be considered at the end of the process.

Ponteland Primary Nursery Application Form

Simply download the form and fill in the information and send it back to us.

Ponteland Primary Nursery Admissions Policy 2021/22

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Ponteland Primary School Nursery Admissions - Timeline

Timetable 2021/22

Date
29th January 2021 Closing date for applications
22nd March 2021 Parents notified of the outcome of their application
19th April 2021 Deadline for acceptance of a place
May 2021 Late applications considered if places are available
June 2021 Meetings / Information Packs for Nursery starters
w/c 6th Sept 2021 Nursery Term Begins

 

Applications for Reception

Admissions for Reception are completed on the Northumberland County Council Website. www.northumberland.gov.uk. If you live outside of our catchment area then you would apply through your local authority and name Ponteland Primary School as your first choice.

How are places allocated?

We operate an equal preference allocation scheme.  This means that all applications are considered together.  Applications are ranked in accordance with the admissions criteria.  Once the applications are prioritised and compared to the number of places available it is possible to determine who will be offered a place.

How will I know if I have a place for my child?

Portal opens in November (date TBC),  it then closes in January (date TBC).  NCC allocate the places and National Offers Day (April). Parents have until May to accept the place.

 

In Year Transfers

If you wish to apply for Ponteland Primary School with an in year transfer please contact the school admissions team at Northumberland County Council.

Applications for Secondary School

All Ponteland Primary School pupils must apply for a secondary school place via their home local authority, in the case of Northumberland residents they would apply through Northumberland County Council

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