Admission to Nursery

We currently have places available in our Nursery for the start of the new term, or at another time to suit you and your child.  Your child is entitled to a free Nursery place in the term after their third birthday; however they can start within the term in which they have their third birthday (after they are 3) although there will be a charge for each session.  You can use your child's free 15 hours of Nursery provision at our school, or pay per session if you are accessing some or all of your child's provision elsewhere.  You may also be entitled to a further 15 hours free provision depending on your circumstances.

Nursery sessions cost £4 per hour (chargeable in advance for the half term).  We can currently offer nursery sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for both mornings and afternoons (i.e. from 8:45am to 3:15pm).  Nursery pupils can also access our Breakfast Club and After School Provision, either using their Nursery hours entitlement or paying per session.  Please download the application and send it in to us as it helps us to plan ahead if we have some idea of possible numbers coming in.  We can also invite you to school events and activities that might interest you.  

Admission to Reception

The Local Authority (LA) now run a co-ordinated admissions scheme. All parents of children requiring a place in Reception for September should complete a Cumbria application during the autumn term and send this to the first choice school by 15th January (alternatively this can be completed on line). Letters to parents informing them of the outcome of this application will be posted or emailed in April.  Any parents that have not yet completed an application by 15th January should contact the School Admissions and Appeals Team in order to submit a late application.  Places are expected to still be available for late applications.

The school can provide you with an application pack and invite you to visit the school when it is convenient to you.  See admissions policy below for further information and key dates.

For in year entry please contact the School.  We can give you more information about this and have some places available.

Other Admissions 

If your child is requiring a place at any time other than September, or in a year group other than Nursery or Reception, this is regarded as a 'casual admission'. We have places available so it is only necessary to complete the school's application form. In the unlikely event that there are no places available in that class, parents may complete form SPT8 and contact the School Admissions and Appeals Team in Carlisle on 01228 221582.  We currently have places available in all year groups.  However please note that (in line with most other schools in Cumbria) we can only accept new admissions at the start of a new term, unless there are exceptional circumstances such as a house move into the area.