Three and four year old children can go to nursery classes attached to primary or nursery schools in Hackney. The age your child can go depends on the number of places available.
How to apply
- Contact at least three of your preferred schools when your child is two years old (please note, applying early does not give priority over later applications)
- Fill in a nursery application form
- Provide proof of address with your application form
What happens next
- The school will write to you before your child is due to attend to let you know if they have a place
- If your child is offered a place, the school will also need to see your child’s birth certificate to confirm their date of birth
Availability of places
If more children apply for a nursery place than there are places, the Headteacher will give out the places in the following order:
- Children in public care or subject to a child protection plan who live in the area
- Children with an educational, medical or social need for a nursery place
- Children whose parents can take up or stay in a teaching post in one of our schools
- Children with brothers and sisters already at the school (includes foster and step brothers and sisters living at the same address)
- Children living nearest to the school in a straight line from their home address or their childminder’s address
Places will be given to the most vulnerable children and those in need first. Assessments and evidence will be used to decide the level of need for each child to offer them a place.
Nursery classes at voluntary aided schools
- The governing body of each religious school is responsible for admissions to their nursery class
- Contact the school to find out if they have offered you a place and the start date
- Complete and return a supplementary information form if you want your application to be considered under the faith priorities
Right of appeal
There is no right of appeal for admission to nursery schools.