Admissions Policy

Although we are based at English Martyrs Catholic Church, the Pre-School is open to all children, regardless of their background.  Our aim is to provide affordable childcare and education to children and families from all sections of the local community. We strive to ensure that all sections of our community have access to the setting through open, fair and clearly communicated policies.

Since the demand for places at the Pre-School is often greater than the number of spaces available, we have a waiting list. The order of this is determined by a child’s date of birth, rather than when the application is received, as we offer places to the oldest children first.

Our spaces become available in September, January and occasionally in April. We start planning the registers a term in advance, so if a space is available for your child we will contact you several weeks before the start of the new term.

We recommend that application forms are submitted by your child’s 1st birthday in order that they are included in this process. If spaces become available at the Pre-School during the year, we do contact parents/carers with children on the waiting list and offer them the chance of starting straight away.

Please click here for a copy of the Pre-School application form or contact us on 0118 959 3121 to arrange a visit.