Open Days 2024 - Nursery and Reception
Early Years Admissions September 2024
Welcome to the Primary First Trust - Parent Brochure
Nursery Spaces 2024/2025
Children born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 can start in September 2024 in the Nursery, and parents will be able to apply from January to April 2024. Attendance at a school nursery class does not give priority for admission to the Reception class at the same school when your child reaches school age.
The application period for children to start nursery in September 2024 is January 2024 to April 2024.
Offers of places to on time applicants will be made in May 2024.
Information regarding the schools available in Bexley together with full details on the application process can be found in the Admission to Nursery Classes in Bexley Schools booklet 2024 (Link to follow)
Late applications will only be processed after all on time applicants have received an offer. If you do not live in Bexley, please contact your home Local Authority to find out how to apply, you can apply for Bexley schools, but on the form supplied by your home LA.
If you are not allocated the school of your preference then you can appeal against the decision.
The appeal will be heard by an Appeal Panel which is independent and is set up in accordance with DFE School Admission Appeals Code of Practice.
Members of Appeals Panels will include people with experience of education, but none will have been concerned with making the original admission decision.
Appeals are normally heard in June and July prior to when the child is due to start school in the following September.
Because of the legal requirement to have a maximum of 30 pupils in infant classes, the power of Appeal Panels to allow appeals is very limited, therefore very few are successful.
Parents are only likely to be successful with an appeal if they can show either:
- That the admission of their child would not breach the infant class size limit.
- That a place would have been offered if the admission arrangements had complied with admissions law or had been correctly and impartially applied.
- That the decision not to admit their child was not one which a reasonable Admission Authority would make in the circumstances of the case.
- When you are advised of the outcome of your application, if you have not been offered your first preference school, you will be given information on how to obtain a form on which you can register your appeal.
Governors of voluntary aided and free schools and Academies have their own appeal panels and deal with appeals against their decisions on admissions to their schools. Parents should contact the school for details of the appeal arrangements and an appeal application form.