Nursery admission arrangements for September 2016

Eardley Primary School has adopted the admission criteria for Wandsworth maintained schools and so consider applications in the following admission group order, based on the child’s age and whether or not they live in the borough. Further information can be found in the admissions booklet ‘Choosing Nursery Education in Wandsworth’.
Admission groups
All Wandsworth maintained schools must consider nursery applications in the following admission group order, starting with Group A and finishing with Group E. Groups are considered in turn until all places are allocated.
Group A
Children living in the Borough of Wandsworth recommended for a nursery place at Eardley School by an allocated Social Worker or as part of an action plan agreed by a multi-disciplinary group*, for example a Team Around the Child (TAC), or children who are the subject of adoption and special guardianship orders who were previously looked after by the Local Authority. Normally the admission is from the term after the child’s third birthday and children will have a place held for them if they are not old enough to start in the Autumn term.
Group B
Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 who live within the borough of Wandsworth.
Group C
Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 who live outside the borough of Wandsworth.
Group D
Children born after 31 August 2013 who live within the borough of Wandsworth
(from the start of the term after their third birthday, if places are available.)
Group E
Children born after 31 August 2013 who live outside the borough of Wandsworth
(from the start of the term after their third birthday, if places are available.)
If there are more applications than places within the admission groups above, the school’s nursery admission criteria will be used to decide which children can be offered a place.

Admission Criteria used if there are more applications than places:
1.    Children looked after, or who have an allocated social worker who has provided written support of the application or children who are the subject of adoption and special guardianship orders who were previously looked after by the Local Authority.

2.    Children who are recommended for a place at that school following an action plan agreed by a multidisciplinary group (for example Team Around the Child).

3.    Children with a brother or sister currently attending the school and who will still be at the school when the child is admitted.

4.    Children who live nearest to the school by a straight line between their home and the centre of the school site calculated by Wandsworth Council’s Geographical Information System.
The Governing Body at Eardley Primary School can give higher priority where a parent provides professionally supported evidence at the time of application that a child has an acute medical or personal need for a place at the school.
Full-time places
Full time places are for 6.5 hours per day, including lunch time. Once it has been established that the school can offer a child a nursery place, the following criteria will be applied when offering full-time places:
1. Children looked after, or who have an allocated social worker who has provided written support of the need for a full-time place at Eardley School as part of the Child’s Plan or children who are the subject of adoption and special guardianship orders who were previously looked after by the Local Authority.
2. Children who are recommended for a place at the school following an action plan agreed by a multidisciplinary group (for example Team Around the Child).
3. Children with a single parent in full-time work or study.
4. Children in circumstances where the Headteacher considers that a full-time place should be provided.
If you would like your child to be considered for a full-time place you will need to state this on your application form, giving reasons and providing any additional evidence.

Your child moves on to a primary school reception class in the September of the year in which s/he reaches their fifth birthday. Attending Eardley Nursery does not guarantee a place in a reception class. There is a separate application process for admission to reception which is coordinated by the local councils. If you wish to apply to Eardley you will need to name the school on your preference list which is part of the application form provided by the Local Council within which you live.

* Parents/carers who want their needs to be considered by a multi-disciplinary group (e.g. a Team around the Child) should contact a health professional or the local Children’s Centre who will complete an assessment of need.