Applying for a Nursery place at Barley and Barkway (VA) Church of England First Schools Federation for September 2024
We welcome applications from parents to our school for September 2024. We offer 15 hours morning provision in Nursery in our Early Years Foundation (EYFS) class and a further 15 hours in the afternoon within the Preschool which is based in our premises. Please do come and visit us and download the form to apply for a place in September 2024. Unlike applications from other school years, applications for the Nursery are made direct to our Barkway Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important dates for Nursery applications
Timeline for Nursery applications for children born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021:
Monday 19th February 2024
Nursery applications open.
Friday 22nd March 2024
Nursery applications close for on time applications (applications can be accepted at any point after this date, but will be dealt with after on time applications)
Friday 19th April 2024
Nursery places are offered to families by email
Friday 26th April 2024
Deadline for families to accept Nursery places in writing (by email is sufficient)
(From 29th April onwards we can continue to accept applications and allocate Nursery places to children, based on availability). Please refer to the school website for information about oversubscription criteria.
Nursery Admissions for 2024-2025 open on Monday 19th February 2024. To apply for a place, or book a tour for after February half term, please contact the School office on 01763 848283 or email email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you to our Nursery.
If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place in the school there is a set process of appeal to an independent panel. Because nursery education is not required by law there is no right to appeal for a nursery place. However, if you are not happy with the nursery place offered you can write to the Education Authority who will listen sympathetically to your concerns.
Reception and other year groups
Applications are managed by county through the electronic 'Admissions Application Process'. See Admissions on Herts Direct.
Even if your child is in our Nursery class, an application has to be made for a Reception place.
Please follow the county admissions link which will give you more information and the dates and deadlines for making applications.
1 November 2023 - you can apply for a primary school place to start in September 2024.
15 January 2024 is the deadline for on time applications.
We offer 30 hours child care in partnership with Barkway Preschool.
Children with Educational, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) will be admitted as a priority as this is
a legal requirement.
Places are offered using the following criteria applied in order.
The highest priority will be given to children who were
looked after, but ceased to be so because they were
adopted, or became subject to a child arrangements order
or a special guardianship order.
Children previously from abroad who were cared for by
the state because he or she would otherwise not have
been cared for adequately and subsequently adopted.
Applications will be considered under this rule and
accepted if the child’s previously looked after status
and adoption is confirmed by the Local Authority.
Children of parents or carers outside the Parish of Barley
or Barkway who have siblings at either of the two
schools in the Barley Barkway Federation at the time
Children of parents or carers who reside at any address that is
within the Parish of Barley or Barkway (in red on the following
website www.achurchnearyou.com when entering your post
code) with a sibling at Barley Barkway Federation at the time
Any other children.
Children of parents or carers who reside at any address
that is within the Parish of Barley or Barkway (in red on
the following website www.achurchnearyou.com when
entering your post code).
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