ADMISSION TO THE NURSERY
The Nursery unit serves children within this community. The Nursery staff make a home visit prior to children starting. Children are admitted as soon after their 3rd birthday as is possible, each child being taken chronologically from the waiting list. The Nursery accommodates 52 children split equally into morning and afternoon sessions. A separate Foundation Stage Brochure is available (see the Foundation Stage page in 'classes').
Attendance at Shawlands Nursery does not guarantee a place for your child in the main school.
ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS TO SHAWLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
You will receive a booklet issued by the Local Authority (LA) in the Autumn Term of the year before your child starts school. This booklet contains an application form, which you should return before the closing date of November in the school year before she/he will start school. Children transfer to school at the beginning of the Autumn Term as FS2 (Reception) pupils will have a full time place available from the September, regardless of when their birthday falls. This is in accordance with BMBC policy.
The admission limit, which is determined by the LA is 40 children in each school year. If the number of applications exceeds this number, the LA will determine which of the applicants receive places.
You are welcome to visit the school by arrangement with the headteacher. A meeting for parents of new children is always held towards the end of the term before your child starts so that you can meet the teacher who will explain her/his role and answer questions.
The school has no particular religious affiliation.
During the coming year there will be approximately 310 children in the school and a further 52 part time children in the Nursery.