Admission to Haydon Abbey Pre-School and Nursery
Haydon Abbey School manages admissions for up to 60 places in Pre-School and 60 places in Nursery in modern premises on a site near the main school, on Holman Street. The Pre-School and Nursery follow the same ethos and expectations as the main school and is managed by the same leadership team and governing body.
The Pre-School and Nursery provides a vibrant and exciting setting where children enjoy their education and learning and make good progress in a stimulating environment. Staff are committed to developing the whole child through creativity and diversity. Our very youngest children are supported and guided in order to grow into confident, happy, independent lifelong learners ready for their entrance into school.
Pre-School and Nursery follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and Development Matters. Children’s progress and attainment is assessed against the frameworks. The following key themes are adhered to:
Every child is Unique
Providing positive relationships
Learning and Development
The responsibility for admission to Haydon Abbey Pre-School and Nursery has been delegated to the Governors of Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School.
There is no automatic admission from the Pre-School and Nursery to the main school. Places are allocated by the local authority and places have to be applied for directly to:-
Admission to Pre-School and Nursery
Children are required to attend five morning or five afternoon sessions totalling 15 hours per week.
Pre-School - Places are allocated to children in receipt of the two year old funding or from the term following a child’s third birthday.
Nursery – Places are allocated to children who turn four during the academic year.
Places are allocated at termly intervals.
In line with county guidelines places are allocated using the following criteria:
Children in the care of a Local Authority (Looked After Children)
Children who have exceptional medical or social needs, which can only be met by our school, supported by written evidence from an appropriate professional person (e.g. social worker, speech therapist, doctor, etc.)
Children who have an elder sibling currently attending Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School in the term of their admission.
Children living in the catchment area.
Children not living in the catchment area.
In order to apply for a place, please complete and return the registration form for Pre-School or Nursery and return to the Office at the Main School on Weedon Road.