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Kimpton Primary School

Enjoying our learning journey, travelling forward together.

Interim Headteacher: Mr Lock

High Street, Kimpton, Hitchin
Hertfordshire SG4 8RB

01438 832394

admin@kimpton.herts.sch.uk

Nursery Admissions

We warmly welcome new children into our Nursery.  We have a 26 place nursery setting where we provide the option for parents to take up the 30 hour provision. We try to be as flexible as possible to be able to support working parents – please see our Nursery Provision page on the website for further details.

School Visits

Our Interim Headteacher, Mr Lock, takes small groups of parents on tours of the whole school from the time Nursery applications open.  These are very popular and numbers are restricted so that the disruption to the children is kept to a minimum. If you wish to book onto one of these tours please contact Mrs Bev Caner, in the office, on 01438 832 394 or email admin@kimpton.herts.sch.uk. Please be aware that these tours are very popular coming up to admissions deadlines so book early!

Application Process

School nurseries, in line with all Private Voluntary and Independent providers will be managing their own admissions from September 2018. Parents are invited to apply for their child’s Nursery place in the spring before the academic year that their child turns 4.  Academic years run from September to August.

Applications for our Nursery, which is open Monday - Thursday 8:45am – 3:15pm and Friday 8:45am - 1:00pm, should be made directly to the school if you wish your child to start in September.

The application process for Nursery places at Kimpton Primary School for admission in September 2019 opens on Monday 4th February 2019. 

Please find the Application Form below which you can download and complete. The completed form can be emailed to admin@kimpton.herts.sch.uk, posted to High Street, Kimpton, SG4 8RB or handed in to the school office after the 4th February and before the 4th March. If you are unable to print one off, please call the school office on 01438 832 394 and we would be happy to print one for you.

Kimpton Primary School Nursery Application Form

Kimpton Primary School is a member of the Harpenden School's Consortium and so as a group of schools we have agreed a set timeline.  Please see the agreed timeline above.

Admissions Criteria

In the event of the school being over-subscribed, places will be allocated according to the school’s admission rules and arrangements:

1.  Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs

Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school will be allocated a place in accordance with section 324 of the Education Act 1996. Schools must admit children with an EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan that names the school.

2.  Children Looked After (CLA)

Children looked after and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order).

A “child looked after” is a child who is

  1. a) in the care of a local authority, or
  2. b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (section 22(1) of The Children Act 1989)

Adopted – under the terms of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (section 46) The Adoption and Children Act was not enacted until December 2005, therefore children adopted before December 2005 are not eligible.

Residence Order – under the terms of the Children Act 1989, section 8 defines a residence order as an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live.

Special guardianship order – under 14A of The Children Act 1989, an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian or guardians.

Children in the process of being placed for adoption are classified by law as children looked after providing there is a Placement Order.

3.  Siblings

Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age-range of the school (Year 6).

A sibling is defined as children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters. 

4.  Children of Staff

Children with a parent who is a current employee at Kimpton Primary School with at least two years service at the time of application.  A parent means the mother, father, step-mother or step-father of the child and in every case living at the same permanent address as the child. 

5.  Children for 30 Hours

Any children who wish to take up their 30 hours entitlement.

6.  Any other children

Where the school is oversubscribed, applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

 

Other Useful Information 

The Education Department produces an information pack which informs parents how to apply for a Nursery place and this is distributed through the Health Trusts via your child being registered with a local doctor.

Children moving into the area who wish to join our school should be aware that we hold a continued interest list. The continued interest list for Nursery children who will be 4 this academic year, is held in school. If you wish to register your child please complete the application form above and return to the School Office, Kimpton Primary School, High Street, Kimpton, Hitchin, SG4 8RB.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ATTENDANCE IN NURSERY HAS NO BEARING ON BEING OFFERED A PLACE IN THE RECEPTION CLASS - APPLICATION TO RECEPTION CLASS IS A SEPARATE PROCESS WHICH IS ADMINISTERED BY HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL.

 

Admissions Timeline

Application Open: Monday 4th February 2019 If you can't print an application form from the link above please ask at the School Office for a copy
Application Deadline: Monday 4th March 2019 You can submit your applications up to midday on this date for consideration.
Offer Date: Monday 18th March 2019 We will email you with the outcome of your application by midday on this date.  Notification letters will be posted to parents or carers who did not provide an email address on their application.
Accept your Place: Monday 25th March 2019 Last date for accepting the place offered.  Please ensure that you have written an official acceptance of the place by email to admissions@kimpton.herts.sch.uk or by letter.