Contact the school directly on 01442 424920 if you would like your child to join our lovely Nursery class
We warmly welcome new children into our Nursery. We have two Nursery sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
There may be times when more families apply to join our Nursery than there are places. If so the school will follow an admissions criteria laid out by the county council.
If you would like to apply for a nursery place at Yewtree Primary School then please follow this link www.hertsdirect.org/nurseryadmissions and apply.
Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school will be allocated a place in accordance with section 324 of the Education Act 1996.
Parents may state their preference as to which nursery class, school or centre they would like their child to attend in the years leading up to the child’s fifth birthday. However, if there are not enough places available, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:
a) Children in public care (children looked after)
b) a child ‘at risk’ (or the sibling of a child ‘at risk’) who is the subject of an inter-agency child protection plan.
c) other applicants where the following criteria are considered to determine priorities:
1) Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.
2) Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age-range of the school. Note: the ‘normal age range’ is the designated range for which the school provides.
3) Any other children. If more children qualify under a particular rule than there are places available, a tiebreak will be used by applying the next rule to those children. If more children qualify under criterion 2 than there are places available, priority will be given to those who live nearest to the nursery as measured in a straight line. Where there is a need for a tie-breaker where two different addresses measure the same distance from a school, in the case of a block of flats for example, the lower door number will be deemed nearest as logically this will be on the ground floor and therefore closer. If there are two identical addresses of separate applicants, the tie break will be random.
Please note that admissions to Nursery after the Hertfordshire County Council deadline dates are administered by the school.