Applying for a part-time (nursery/ F1) school place
The school has a fifty two place Foundation 1 Unit (Nursery) and children attend for half day sessions, 15 hours per week (3 hrs each morning or 3 hrs each afternoon) . Children are admitted into the Foundation Nursery the term after they are aged 3 in September (Autumn Term), January (Spring Term) and April (Summer Term).
Children who are admitted into Nursery in September will usually spend three terms before starting full time school, children who are admitted in April usually spend four terms in our nursery and children who are admitted in January usually spend five terms in our nursery.
Parents/ Carers who have registered their child(ren) for a part-time nursery place are contacted the term before they are due to start in the Foundation Unit and arrangements made for their child to attend induction sessions. All sessions are held in the schools Foundation Stage Unit. On registering parents/ Carers may request a preference on morning or afternoon sessions but this cannot be gaurenteed until a place is firmly offered. This firm offer is usually half a term before a child starts in Nursery.
Parents/carers wishing to register their child may do so from 6 months' old by putting their child(ren) on the waiting list. Please contact school directly on 01623 465588 or alternatively parents/carers are welcome to call in at the school office to register their child for a part-time nursery place. You will be asked to complete an Application Form, which will be securely stored until the term before they are due to start.
ADMISSION INTO FULL TIME SCHOOL
Even though a child may attend John T. Rice School’s Foundation unit (F1 Nursey), parents/carers still have to apply for a full time place in school. We currently have a planned admission number (PAN) of 50 places. If parents live in Nottinghamshire, they must apply for a school place through Nottinghamshire County Council. A letter will be sent from the LA (Local Authority) with details on how to apply and deadlines etc. Parents may choose any school for a full time place but standard admission criteria as above will be applied.
All Nottinghamshire schools now admit pupils at one point of entry. Children will be admitted to full-time school in the September following their fourth birthday. Some parents may wish to defer the start of full-time education until compulsory school age. Parents/carers should discuss this option with the Headteacher of your preferred school or the School Admissions Team.
Parents who are considering sending their child to this school are welcome to visit by arranging a time with the Headteacher.
In the event of oversubscription, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine which applications will be granted places:
Preference will be given to children who live nearest to the school as the crow flies. Distances are measured from the entrance to the child’s home to the school’s main entrance.