Admissions – Nursery
At Baden Powell nursery we admit children aged between three and above. From September 2017, some working parents will be eligible for a full-time place (30 hours per week) or a part-time place (15 hours per week). Parents who wish to be considered for a full-time place will need to check their eligibility the school term before their child is due to start nursery. This can be done online at www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator. Eligible parents will receive a 10 digit code which must be given to the school before the closing date for applications.
Parents can download an application form from the school website or obtain an application form from the main school office. These forms must be returned to the school. Parents must bring along supporting evidence with all application forms – a copy of your child’s birth certificate, council tax bill and a utility bill. We regret that we are unable to process applications without these supporting evidence. We require these information to ensure places are allocated fairly and reflect the Hackney Learning Trust admission procedures. The school will write to you as soon as a place is available for your child.
Many of our pupils join the school at nursery age and continue into reception, although a place in the nursery does not guarantee pupils a place in the main school.
Admissions to Reception
Does your child turn five between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019. If so you must apply for a reception place now!! You can apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk. If you have any difficulties applying online or have any questions please telephone the School Admissions Department on 020 8820 7150/7401.
Baden Powell Reception Admission Policy is governed by the Hackney Learning Trust admission procedures. Full details of the reception form and admissions criteria are available on the Hackney Learning Trust website www.learningtrust.co.uk, however we are happy to offer advice.
Reception places are allocated centrally by the Hackney Learning Trust. Parents must submit their application form to the Hackney Learning Trust by the end of January each year for a place in the following academic year. The policy now only allows for one intake per year.
In the Hackney Learning Trust criteria parents are encouraged to state six preferences for a school and the following criteria are applied to determine priorities:
- Children looked after by a local authority;
- Children whose acute medical or social need justifies the allocation of a place at a particular school;
- Children whose parents can take up or keep a teaching post in one of Hackney’s schools;
- Children with brothers and sisters at the school at the time of the proposed admission;
- Children living nearest to the main entrance of the school as measured in a straight line on a map or using a GIS computerised mapping system;
Useful publications from the Hackney Learning Trust: