Nursery admissions

How and when to apply for a nursery place.

If places are available children are eligible to be admitted the term after their third birthday and are admitted in criteria and date of birth order.

A child born between:             

  • 1 September and 31 December - is eligible from the start of the Spring Term in January
  • 1 January and 31 March - is eligible from the start of the Summer Term in April
  • 1 April and 31 August - is eligible from the start of the Autumn Term in September

Offer of a nursery place:

  • Any letters/offers we send will be in relation to a September start only
  • Once you have secured your September place, the school will contact you direct to offer any January or April starts
  • If an early place is not available the Families Information Service can also provide you with details of other registered providers

Session times:

  • The Headteacher decides which session a child will attend. Whilst every effort is made to take parents preferred session into account, parents must understand this is not always possible

How do I apply?

Complete the appropriate online application form for your child's date of birth:

Child's date of birth 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2017 (admissions for September 2020)

You should also use this application if your child would be of the correct age to start early in January or April 2020

Use the link below to apply online now:

Apply now for a Nursery Place for September 2020

Child's date of birth 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2016 (late admissions September 2019)

Please read the 2019/20 Nursery Guidance and booklet found on this page before making your application.

Nursery Application 2019/20

Church Schools

Below is a list of Doncaster Church Schools with a nursery.  Queries about their nursery admission process is available directly from the school.

Canon Popham CofE Primary Academy
Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Mexborough St John the Baptist CofE Primary School
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School
St Joseph and St Teresa's Catholic Primary School
St Joseph's School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Edlington
St Oswald's CofE Academy
Tickhill St Mary's Church of England Primary and Nursery School
Travis St Lawrence CofE Primary School

Alternative Setting to a school please contact the Families Information Service on 0800 1384568 or contact the provider direct.

Reception place

You must apply again for a Reception Place  

Attendance at a school nursery does not normally give you a place (please see the admission policy for individual schools). There is no automatic right of admission into a reception class and all parents must apply for the school they wish to attend. For information on the closing dates for Reception please see the primary admissions page

Contact:

If you have any questions or wish to discuss nursery admissions contact:

More information

Last updated: 01 November 2019 14:49:01