Bluecoat Primary Church of England Academy – Nursery Provision
The Archway Learning Trust (herby referred to as the Trust) co-ordinates admissions for Bluecoat Primary Academy’s Nursery Provision. Bluecoat Primary Academy offers primary education from age 3 – 11. The Academy is both distinctively Christian and inclusive. It is clear about its Christian ethos whilst welcoming children of other faiths or no faith.
Bluecoat Primary Academy offers a nursery provision for rising 3s (N1) and rising 4s (N2). As of September 2019 we have been able to offer a combination of part-time and full-time places to 3 and 4 year olds (please see below for further details). Funding for 3 and 4 year old children starts the term after the child turns 3. Children will not be able to start nursery until this point. Our aim is to offer as many places to as many children as possible, whilst ensuring we maximise our capacity and encourage children that are likely to start their primary education at the Bluecoat Primary Academy. This enables us to maintain the sustainability of the nursery provision and have the maximum impact on as many children as possible within our Christian framework.
When will my child be eligible to start Bluecoat Primary Academy’s Nursery Provision?
Bluecoat Primary Academy offers a nursery provision for rising 3s (N1) and rising 4s (N2). Funding for 3 and 4 year old children starts the term after the child turns 3. Children will not be able to start nursery at Bluecoat until this point. The below chart will help you determine when your child will be of age to be considered for a place at Bluecoat Primary Academy’s Nursery Provision.
|Eligibility||Child’s D.O.B||Eligible to Start|
|N2||Children are eligible for an N2 place if they turn 3 before 31st August 2022||1st Sept 2019 – 31st August 2019||Beginning of term on or after 1st September 2022|
|N1||Children are eligible for an N1 place in the term after they turn 3.||1st Sept 2019 – 31st Dec 2019||Beginning of term on or after 1st January 2023|
|N1||Children are eligible for an N1 place in the term after they turn 3.||1st Jan 2020 – 31st March 2020||Beginning of term on or after 1st April 2023|
How to apply
Families wishing to apply for a place at Bluecoat Primary Academy’s Nursery Provision, will need to complete the online ‘Bluecoat Primary Academy Nursery Provision Application Form’ linked below. Alternatively, where this is not possible a paper application can be posted on request, please email: ALTemail@example.com to request an application, providing your address and contact details.
Once the Academy is in receipt of the application form the child will automatically be placed on the waiting list. The waiting list will then be reviewed should a place become available during the academic year, and the criteria will be applied to all children on the waiting list eligible to start at the time the place is available. Please note Bluecoat Primary Academy Nursery is oversubscribed therefore places are primarily allocated to N2 pupils eligible to start during the Autumn Term.
The deadline for applications for those children applying for a Nursery place starting September 2022 is 30th April 2022, the waiting list will then be reviewed in May 2022, for places to be formally offered w/c 30th May 2022, for the September 2022 Intake.
Admission into the Nursery Provision does not guarantee a Reception place the following year. Details of how to apply for Reception places in September 2023 will be sent to you via your Home Local Authority in the Autumn Term of 2022-2023. For further information on applying to Bluecoat Primary Academy please visit our ‘How to Apply Page’