Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admissions Policy

Children are admitted to Nursery in September following their third birthday (i.e. they are three before 1st September). Places are part time for 15 hours a week.  

The School has a morning session and an afternoon session, offering a maximum of 52 places.

Children will be allocated a morning or an afternoon place and whilst the School will try to meet parental preferences, the School makes the final decision regarding the available session.

If spaces are available, the School may admit children in the term after their third birthday.  This is at the discretion of the School.

 Application Process

Applications must be on a Nursery Admissions form and returned to the School and they will then be place on the waiting list. 

If applications exceed the number of available places, the School will apply the following criteria.

Children with an EHCP that names Colnbrook C. of E. Primary School must be admitted to our Nursery.

Priority will be given to:

  1. Looked after children (A child is looked after by a local authority if a court has granted a care order to place a child in care, or a council's children's services department has cared for the child for more than 24 hours);
  2. Children of a sibling who already attends Colnbrook C. of E. Primary School at the date of admission;
  3. Children living within the area;
  4. Children who have strong medical or social grounds for admission (to be supported by a letter from the referring agency).
  5. Date of application.

The offer of places for September will take place in the Summer term.

The offer of places for January will take place in the Autumn term.

The offer of places for April will take place in the Spring term.

Transfer to Reception at Colnbrook C. of E. Primary School

A nursery place will not guarantee a place in Reception. Places are allocated according to the criteria set out in the Schools’ admission policy.


Parents/Carers may write to the governors if their child is not allocated a place, stating the reason and why further consideration should be made.

A panel of governors will meet with the Headteacher and the EYFS Lead to consider the appeal.