Ixworth Church of England Primary School follows the Tilian Partnership's Admissions Policy which is based on the Suffolk County Council’s admission procedures.

Details of these can be found on the local authority website.

Applying for a place in the Nursery Class

Our school nursery is open 5 days a week from 8.55am -12.00pm. It is staffed by a fully qualified teacher and a Nursery Nurse. We have 26 places in each session.

In order to apply for a place you will need to complete a school nursery application form. LINK HERE

Please note that having a place in our nursery does not guarantee a school place. Applications for school admissions should be made through Suffolk county council LINK HERE

We admit children from the start of the term following their third birthday.

Birthday Start Nursery from beginning of

1st September to 31st December Spring Term (after Christmas holiday)

1st January to 31st March Summer Term (after Easter holiday)

1st April to 31st August Autumn Term (after Summer holiday)

Wherever possible, we will try to give your child a place at our nursery. Sometimes we may be able to offer you a place but the exact sessions you have requested may not be available. If this is the case, we will let you know and we can have a discussion about what we can offer.

You will receive a letter offering your child a place no later than two months before the term they are due to start.

If there are no places available we will add your child’s name to our waiting list. We would also advise you to contact the Family Information Service on 0345 60 800 33 who will be able to support you to find a place for your child.

Sometimes there are fewer places than the number of children wanting them. If this happens, we use these oversubscription criteria to help us decide who will be offered places.

Oversubscription Criteria - Children will be allocated places in this priority order

Children living within the schools catchment area wanting 5 sessions a week

By date of birth, those in the next Reception cohort taking priority

  1. Looked after Children (Children in Care) and previously Looked after Children (children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became a subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after).

  1. Children who are the subject of a recognised child protection plan (under current legislation and drawn up by social care services) where a specific school nursery placement is identified

  1. Children with siblings at the school

  1. Other children in date of birth order (oldest to youngest).

Children living outside the schools catchment area wanting 5 sessions a week

Places allocated in the same priority order as set out in a) to d) above

Children wanting less than 5 sessions a week

Once all children wanting 5 sessions have been allocated a place we will use the same criteria to allocate any remaining sessions to children wanting fewer than 5 sessions.