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Admissions into Nursery and Reception

Nursery  - Two Year old Provision Funded and paid places available

Our fantastic provision for 2 year olds is now accessible to parents who are entitled to 15 hours free funding or to parents who wish to pay for sessions.  If you think you may be entitled to 2 year old funding please contact Walsall Family Information Services on 01922 653383 to obtain your unique funding code.


15 hours are offered as either 5 morning sessions per week (8.45am-11.45am) OR 5 afternoon sessions per week (12.30-3.30pm).  We encourage parents to adopt this set routine for their children to enable a smooth transition into school Nursery.


The provision allows children to explore and become more confident and independent whilst enjoying play. Stimulating activities will help to promote their personal development and build on their communication & social skills.

The children in Acorn Room have access to a wide variety of experiences, including; messy play, water play, crafts, play that develops their fine & gross motor skills, small world play & role play.

Outdoor learning is a big part of our school ethos and we explore our wonderful wild area in all weathers. Children love to explore the environment and learn about nature, enjoy riding on the bikes and scooters and playing in the mud kitchen. 

The children are encouraged to become more independent with every day activities, including, putting on their shoes & coat, washing their hands, using the toilet and choosing from food options at snack time.

To apply for a place please complete our application form which can be found on the website and contact a member of Childcare office staff on 01922 457186 or by email


Nursery - Three year old provision

Children start Nursery in the September following their third birthday.
You can register your child for a Nursery place at any time; application forms are available from the Key Stage 1 office or you can download here. The enrolment process starts in the November prior to the September that your child is due to start. Offers of a place are sent out towards the end of February. Following this you and your child will be invited to stay and play, meet the teachers and an information evening.

Reception Admissions

Children start Reception in the September following their fourth birthday. Application packs are provided by the Local Authority and are sent through school Nurseries for us to distribute to parents. 

The process starts in the October prior to the September that your child is due to start. The Local Authority handles all Reception applications and offers of a place are notified by them towards the end of April.

On-line admissions for Sept Reception places open every November. For any queries please contact Walsall Council on 01922 652585.

Admission Criteria in case of over-subscription

  1. Children in Public Care (looked after children)
  2. Children who have an older sibling already in attendance at the school and who will still be attending the school at the proposed admission date.
  3. Children for whom a place at the school is essential on medical or social grounds and is supported in writing by a medical practitioner or a social worker.
  4. Distance will be measured in a straight line from the centre point of the home address to the centre point of the school address using the Local Authority’s computerised measuring system with those living closer to the school receiving the higher priority.

Mid Year Admissions are processed by the Local Authority – please contact them with any queries on 01922 652585.