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Admissions Policy for 3 – 4 Year Old Nursery

Children are admitted from the waiting list in order of priority:

1.‘Looked after’ and previously ‘Looked after’ children, or other children deemed “vulnerable” by the school
*“Looked after” means fostered through local authority care, SGO etc.

2.Children who live in catchment and will have siblings** at the school when they start Reception, (priority will be given to children currently attending our Hungry Caterpillar’s nursery).

3.Children who live in catchment, (priority will be given to children currently attending our Hungry Caterpillar’s nursery).

4.Children who live in the catchment and will have siblings** at the school when they start Reception, (priority will be given to children currently attending our Hungry Caterpillar’s nursery).

5.New children to Nursery who live in catchment.

6.Children who live outside the catchment and will have siblings** at the school when they start Reception, (priority will be given to children currently attending our Hungry Caterpillar’s nursery).

7.New children to Nursery who live outside the catchment who will have siblings** in the school when they start Reception.

8.Children of staff at Bewdley Primary School, where that member of staff has been employed for two or more years, and/or is recruited to fill a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

9.Children who live outside the catchment and do not have siblings** in the school, (priority will be given to children currently attending our Hungry Caterpillar’s nursery).

10.New children to nursery who live outside the catchment and do not have siblings** in the school, (please note that priority will be given to those who live within the shortest distance in a straight line from Bewdley Primary School).

Definitions
*(Looked after’ means all those currently in the care of a Local Authority or accommodated by a Local Authority under the terms of the Children Act 1989 and children who were previously in the care of or accommodated by a Local Authority but immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.

**The sibling connection, as well as brother and sister will include half-siblings, adopted children, step-siblings or a child of the parent/carers address. Children who are brought together as a family by a same sex civil partnership and who are living at the same address, are also considered to be siblings.