At St Joseph’s School we are very proud of our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision. During their time at our Nursery, your child will develop their personal and social skills as well as their speaking and listening skills both of which form the basis of future effective learners. There is also a focus on the full EYFS curriculum. Children who have attended our Nursery school in the past have made a smooth transition into Reception as well as progressing well throughout the rest of the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Often they achieve above average attainment on leaving St Joseph’s School at the end of Year 6.
Whilst we hope that your child will be able to attend our Reception class, please note that there is no automatic entry into Reception from Nursery. Admission into our Reception class is a separate statutory process done through your home Local Authority. Please see our separate information on admission for Reception places.
A full-time Nursery place is available through top-up funding which will be £650 per term, payable in advance of your child commencing. If you choose not to take-up a full-time place, your child will be eligible for a morning only place. Places are available in September for those children who have already turned three years old.
If your child will be three years old before September 2017 and you would like to apply for a Nursery place at our school for your child, starting in September 2017, please complete the paperwork below and return this to us from September 2016, along with a copy of your child’s proof of birth and baptism certificate. A copy of our admissions criteria can be downloaded by clicking here.
If you would like to take advantage of a full-time place through our top-up funding scheme (£650 per term), please would you indicate this by completing the relevant box on the Supplementary Information Form.
Please note that the deadline to apply for the Nursery 2017/2018 Class is Friday, 7th April 2017. Parents will be notified if a place is offered on the 26th May 2017.
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