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Grove Road Primary School

 

Admission criteria for Nursery

September 2017

 

Children are eligible for a free, part-time Nursery place the September before their fourth birthday.

 

All Hounslow’s infant and primary schools have Nursery classes and enquiries and applications for a Nursery place should be made direct to the individual schools.

 

When making your application, you will need to consider carefully the admissions process and the oversubscription criteria.

 

If a Nursery receives more applications than it has to offer, the places will be offered strictly in accordance with the London Borough of Hounslow’s oversubscription criteria, which are available on Hounslow’s website, www.hounslow.gov.uk.

 

Application forms can be obtained from schools or from the London Borough of Hounslow’s admissions department. It is very important to make sure you return the form to the school you are applying for by the deadline. Late applications severely limit your chances of receiving the school of your choice. The address you provide must be the address at which your child normally resides and you will need to provide proof of address along with your application. It is a criminal offence to give a false address and the school reserves the right to withdraw any offer made on the basis of inadequate or deliberately misleading information.

 

At Grove Road Primary School we have a morning Nursery with 26 places, which runs five mornings a week, Monday to Friday from 9am – 12pm.

 

Please contact the school on 020 8570 6132 or email office@groveroad.hounslow.sch.uk for application forms or any other information and we will be pleased to help.

 

 

The over-subscription criteria for Nursery Education in September 2017 are:

 

  1. Looked After Children:

 

Looked after children and children who have been adopted (or made subject to a residence order or special guardianship) immediately following having been looked after.

 

  1. Medical/Social:

 

Applicants whose child’s medical or social circumstances require attendance at a particular school rather than any other school.  In such cases parents are reminded that they must complete the appropriate section on the application form and attach a supporting statement from a suitable professional such as a consultant or a social worker.

 

  1. Sibling:

 

Applicants who will have a son or daughter, including all blood, half-, step-, adoptive and foster brothers and sisters of the child (not cousins) who live at the same home as the child, in the infant, linked junior or primary school in September 2013. This would not apply if the sibling were due to leave in the July before the younger child would be admitted.

Where there are more applications that meet this criterion than there are places in the school, priority will then be given to those children who live nearest to the school, with the distance from home to school being measured as set out in the note below. *

 

  1. Distance inside the Priority Admission Area:

 

Priority will then be given to children living in the London Borough of Hounslow within the Priority Admission Area.

Where there are more applications that meet this criterion than there are places in the school, priority will then be given to those children who live nearest to the school, with the distance from home to school being measured as set out in the note below. *

 

  1. Distance outside the Priority Admission Area:

 

Priority will then be given to children living in the London Borough of Hounslow, outside the Priority Admission Area.

Where there are more applications that meet this criterion than there are places in the school, priority will then be given to those children who live nearest to the school, with the distance from home to school being measured as set out in the note below. *

 

  1. Any other children:

Where there are more applications that meet this criterion than there are places in the school, priority will then be given to those children who live nearest to the school, with the distance from home to school being measured as set out in the note below. *

* Distance will be measured by computer software based on Ordnance Survey and postal address data. The software measures using public roads and footpaths adopted and recorded by Hounslow Council’s Highways Team. When using roads for measurement purposes the software measures along the middle of the road. It starts from a point in the footprint of the property provided as the child’s address and continues by the shortest available route to the nearest of the school gates which is used by pupils to enter the school grounds. Blocks of flats are treated as one address. In blocks of flats, priority will normally be given to the lowest flat number. Addresses in private roads will measure from the footprint of the property, along the middle of the private road leading to the public road/footpath as adopted and recorded by Hounslow Highways Team.  Not used are routes using common land1, open spaces, public parks, subways or footpaths not adopted by the Highways team2.

  1. Except the Chiswick Common footpath between the junction at Chiswick Common Road and Turnham Green Terrace.
  2. Except the pedestrian footpath at the eastern end of The Ride.  

 

In the event that the distances are equal, the school will draw lots to determine which applicant should be offered the place.

 

Note:  Maps of the catchment areas will be available from the Council, infant and primary schools and libraries.

 

Parents should note that admission to Reception classes is determined using the admission criteria for primary schools. Attendance at a nursery does not guarantee a Reception place at the attached infant or primary school. ADMISSION TO THE INFANT OR PRIMARY SCHOOL FROM THE NURSERY IS THEREFORE NOT AUTOMATIC AND CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.

 

 

February 2017

  • Grove Road Primary School,
  • Cromwell Road,
  • Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3QQ
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