Admission Criteria for the Nursery
Lauriston Nursery is both part time and full time. Children attend either a morning or afternoon session and can only be offered a full-time place if they meet a specific criteria. Please see document below.
They are admitted at some point after they are three years old. The Nursery is over-subscribed, which means that there are more children applying for places than there are available. Consideration is given to the following criteria when offering nursery places:
01. A looked after child or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.
02. Children with an educational, medical or social need for a nursery place.1
03. Children whose parents can take up or stay in a teaching post in one of Hackney’s schools.2
04. Children with brothers and sisters already at the school at the time of the proposed admission (includes half and step brothers and sisters living as a family unit full-time at the same address).
05. Children living nearest to the school as measured in a straight line from their home address or their childminder’s address using a map or website for calculating distances.3
If we need a tie-breaker decision for priorities 1, 2, 3 and 4, we will use distance as measured in priority. TPlease contact us for more information regarding applying for a Nursery place.
Admission Arrangements for starting School
In order to apply for your child to attend Lauriston School, you should complete Hackney Learning Trust’s Common Application Form online at www.eadmissions.org.uk. For information regarding Hackney's admission procedure please vist the Learning Trust website.
You can list up to six state-funded primary schools, academies or free schools in any London area in the order of preference. The reception class admissions process is co-ordinated London-wide, this is to ensure that children are offered only one place in any state-funded school or academy. The closing date is Thursday 15 January 2016.
Admissions criteria for Community Primary Schools in Hackney
Places will be offered to children using the admissions criteria shown below. Some places are given to children with SEN statements. The remaining places are offered in this order of priority:
- A looked after child1 or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.
- Children who are subject to a Child Protection Plan.
- Children whose acute medical or social need justifies the allocation of a place at the particular school.
- Children with a brother or sister on roll at the school in reception to year 6 at the time of the proposed admission up to a distance of 0.750 miles as measured in priority 6 below, if the family has moved since the last sibling was offered a place.
- Children of teachers in either or both of the following circumstances subject to there being no more than one teacher in each class:
- where the teacher has been employed at the school for two years at the time of the application for (admission) and/or
- the teacher has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
- Children living nearest to the main entrance of the school. These distances will be measured in a straight line using an in-house computerised batch measuring system.
We will need to get confirmation and/or see evidence of proof from the parent or from Children Social Care for priorities 1 and 2 above.
For tie-breaker decision for priorities 1, 2 and 4, we’ll use distance5 as measured in priority 6 above.
For more information on how to apply please download the Starting Primary School brochure. You can also contact The Learning Trust here
Meetings for New Parents
Reception parents meetings are arranged in the Summer and Autumn terms to give information about expectations for the Reception classes.
Notification of an offer of a School Place
Parents will be sent a letter in April by The Learning Trust to notify them of an offer of a school place.