Entry to Early Years

Oak Tree Nursery

Places in the Oak Tree Nursery are for children aged from two and a half. Children with birthdays from September to March enter in September, and children with birthdays from April to August enter in January.

Monday to Friday session options:

Half Day

  • Morning: 8.45 am to 11.45 am
  • Morning: 8.45 am to 12.45 pm (including lunch) – New session option from September 2021
  • Afternoon: 12.45 pm to 3.45 pm
  • Afternoon: 12.45 pm to 5.30 pm – New session option from September 2021

Full Day

  • 8.45 am to 3.00 pm
  • 8.45 am to 5.30 pm – New session option from September 2021

Please note that the full day session is available only for children who enter in September.

Admission is subject to observation during a play session. Although priority is given to siblings we always have places for new families to join the school in this age group.

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Pre Reception and Reception

Entry into Pre Reception from the Oak Tree Nursery is automatic. There are places for new children to enter Pre Reception in the Autumn Term after their third birthday, and for Reception after their fourth birthday. Entry is by assessment, generally made in January/February before proposed entry in September.

Children are seen, when possible, in a group. All children are asked to complete the same tasks and detailed notes are taken both of their approach and the results. Every attempt is made to assess potential rather than current attainment.

Notice is taken of dates of birth, position in family and any disclosed special need.

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