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Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admissions Policy 2023 - 2024

Hollybush Primary School aims to provide a fair and transparent admissions system. It aims to provide high quality early years education for children and families within the local area.

Our Nursery provision is staffed by extremely well qualified practitioners and led by a very experienced teacher.

We offer both 15 & 30 hours funded provisions for those families that qualify.

There is no statutory obligation for children to attend Nursery. As a result of this, the admissions process is entirely separate from the Reception admissions process. This means that having a place in our Nursery does not guarantee successful application for a Reception place.

The School Governors have agreed that we will offer a single entry point in September to children who will have their fourth birthday between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.

If we have places available, we will accept in-year admissions at any point in the school year. If there is competition for places, we will apply our Admission Rules as detailed below:


  1. Children with an EHCP plan which names the school, in accordance with section 324 of the Education Act 1996
  2. Children in public care (Children Looked After)
  3. Children ‘at risk’ – who have a child protection plan or are on the child protection register
  4. Children who have a particular medical or social need that names the school
  5. siblings currently at the school (with the exception of Year 6)
  6. Any other children , priority given to those living nearest to the school
  7. If a tie-break is needed, a straight line distance measure from home to school is used.



15 Hours Free Provision

We offer 15 hours of free Nursery provision for all 3 and 4 year olds in line with our Admission Rules.

Children entitled to 15 hours provision will attend our Nursery every morning from 8.40am – 11.40am, although there is the option to build up to this over the first few weeks.


30 Hours Free Provision

We offer 30 hours of free Nursery provision for all 3 and 4 year olds whose parents are eligible for the relevant funding. You can check your eligibility here:

If you are eligible, your child may stay at Nursery for lunch, and for the afternoon session which runs from 11.40am - 3.10pm


Self funding parents

If you do not qualify for the 30 hour provision you may choose to self fund some afternoon sessions. There are two options:

Lunch only - 11.40am - 12.40pm - £5.65 - bring packed lunch or a school lunch can be ordered at a cost of £2.53

Full PM session - 11.40am - 3.10pm - £19.50 - bring packed lunch or a school lunch can be ordered at a cost of £2.53

You may pay with childcare vouchers for the sessions. Lunch is not payable with vouchers.



Nursery application form

Please see below link to our admission policies page:
Check out our Nursery class page to see what our class have been learning!