Under a new system, applications for Nursery places need to be made to the Local Education Authority. Application forms are issued by the LEA (at the appropriate time) for children on the school’s waiting list, or directly from enquiries made by parents to the LEA.
They are returnable to:
Mrs Helen Lewis
School Admissions Officer
Neath Port Talbot CBC
Port Talbot Civic Centre
Tel: 01639 763600
Parents should be aware, that expressing a preference for a particular Nursery does not guarantee admission to their chosen Nursery, but it will give their child priority over children whose parents have not expressed a preference for that Nursery. If no preference is expressed or the application is late it will be less likely that their child will be able to attend the Nursery of their choice.
Children may be admitted (dependent upon pupil numbers and time of year, and subject to the offer of a place from the LEA) to Nursery the day after their third birthday. Parents are invited to visit the nursery with the child prior to admission. Nursery numbers are decided by the Local Education Authority.
NB Places for Nursery can only be allocated by the LEA. Parents who would like their children to attend Gnoll Primary School’s Nursery should continue to complete the ‘school admission form’ and an LEA application form, which parents will need to complete and return to school/send to the LEA, will be issued at the appropriate time.
Parents should also be aware that being offered a Nursery place at a particular school does not guarantee a full time place at the same school. Admission Forms for a full time place are issued to parents in the October prior to the child starting full time education in the following September.
Full-Time Pupil Admissions
Children enter full time education in the September of the academic year in which they reach their fifth birthday. The Local Authority send letters to parents of children who are due to start full time school in the September inviting them to complete an Admission Form for an
Infant/Junior/Primary School place (expressing a preference for a particular school) and return it to:
Mrs Helen Lewis,
School Admissions Officer,
Neath Port Talbot CBC,
Port Talbot Civic Centre,
Tel: 01639 763600
Alternatively this can be done online through the NPT Local Authority website
Parents need to make sure that they follow the completion instructions carefully and that they meet the application deadline. Parents should be aware, that expressing a preference for a particular school does not guarantee admission to their chosen school, but it will give their child priority over children whose parents have not expressed a preference for that school. If no preference is expressed or the application is late it will be less likely that their child will be able to attend the school of their choice.
Meetings are arranged for parents of both Nursery and Reception aged children prior to their admission to discuss their child and how his/her needs may be met as well as to inform the parents of the expectations of the school.
Admissions for disabled pupils are considered along with other applications for school placements. If any special adaptations to premises are required, these are considered and undertaken, where appropriate, in consultation with the Local Authority (LA).