Apply for a nursery school place

To apply for a nursery place to start in September 2021 please complete the application form below.

If you need an immediate nursery school place please contact the school direct.

Your child can attend nursery either in the mornings or afternoons or the option of 30 hours is available at some nurseries. You will be given the option during your application, or if either session is acceptable to you.

What are the deadlines for applying?

Applications submitted after 15th January are considered late and will be processed after 15 March 2021.

If you want to submit a late application, complete the online form below. After submitting your application, the information will be sent to the schools at the end of the week and the school will contact you with the outcome of your application.  If you do not receive an outcome from the nursery within a couple of weeks of submitting the application, please contact the nursery directly.

What will I need to apply for a nursery place?

To apply for a nursery place, you will need:

  • Information about your child
  • Proof of child’s address
  • Your preferred nursery
  • Your preferred attendance time.

Apply for a nursery school place

What happens if I am unsuccessful in my application?

All parents unsuccessful in being offered a place will be notified in writing and advised that your child has been placed on the waiting list.

The school will also inform you that your child’s name can be added to the waiting list for any other nursery class from that date.

Waiting lists will be maintained in priority order using the admissions criteria.  As vacancies occur, places will be offered from the waiting list in order of priority.

Information about any offers will be shared across nurseries to ensure that each child is only allocated one nursery place.

What are the admissions criteria?

If more applications are received than there are places in a nursery, places will be offered to children in the following order:

  • Looked After children or previously Looked After children by a local authority
  • Children referred by Harrow’s Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Service
  • All other children.

If there are more children than there are places remaining in the nursery, then the available places will be offered to child(ren) who live closest.

Distance will be measured in a straight line from home to the centre point of the school site.

Can I complete multiple applications?

You may only complete one application form for each child.  If, later you wish to change your nursery preference, please cancel the original application before applying to any other nursery.

If more than one application is submitted, and this results in more than one place being offered, the form with the latest date will be taken as the valid application. 

Any earlier application which resulted in an offer being made will be withdrawn.

Does a successful nursery place mean my child is guaranteed a reception place in that school?

It is important to understand that getting a place in a nursery class does not mean your child will be given a place in a reception class in that school.

You must make a separate application for reception class. You may need to plan for and prepare your child for changing school.