Nursery Admissions – September 2020

Nursery Places Still Available!

Ark Academy are proud to offer a high-quality Nursery provision as part of our Outstanding all-through academy and we still have places in Nursery for 2020/21.

We will be holding an open evening on Monday 10th February at 6:00pm and an open morning on Tuesday 11th February at 9am. At these sessions, you can meet the headteacher, the lead teacher for the Early Years and view the nursery setting. There will be lots of key information and chance for you to ask questions about our provision.

We hope to see you here!

Deadline for applications: 22nd March 2020

Nursery Admissions - September 2021

Ark Academy are proud to offer a high-quality Nursery provision as part of our Outstanding all-through academy.

Our nursery provides a friendly, welcoming environment for all our infants from ages 3 and up.

We offer free morning or afternoon sessions, Monday to Friday, for three hours each. Our morning sessions runs from 8:30 – 11:30 and our afternoon sessions are 12:45 – 3:45. Both sessions including milk as a mid-session snack. In total, we have 60 places for 2021, split evenly between the morning and afternoon sessions.

Each class has a maximum of 30 pupils. We are a two form entry school with a part time morning and afternoon Nursery.

  • Ark Academy Nursery’s admissions arrangements will be published on our website.
  • Ark Academy Nursery will adopt the same oversubscription criteria as the rest of the academy, but no appeal will be allowed against the refusal of a place. 
  • It is important to note that attendance / enrolment in the nursery will be distinct and separate and have no relevance to attendance in the primary or other sections of the academy for which a separate application will have to be made in accordance with the LA’s co-ordinated admissions arrangements.
  • Except that sibling priority will only apply where a sibling already attends the academy nursery or primary school.
  • Waiting List – the nursery will keep a waiting list which will be used to fill casual vacancies occurring as a result of an enrolled child leaving during the academic year or withdrawing from a place that has been offered. The list will be compiled in accordance with the Admissions Code so that children will be ranked in line with the academy’s oversubscription criteria.

Nursery Admissions Policy 2020-21.docx

Applications to our Nursery are not coordinated centrally by the London Borough of Brent School Admissions. Parents will need to apply directly to the school office where you may collect, complete and return an Ark Academy Nursery Application form, alternatively you can email our Admissions Co-ordinator Mrs C Boyle – c.boyle@arkacademy.org or follow the link below to our website where our application can be accessed.

Application For Nursery Admissions September 2021.docx

Please note that a nursery place at Ark Academy does not automatically guarantee a place in our primary school. A separate application for a place in Reception must be made to your local authority, i.e. where you pay your council tax to.

Nursery Applications opens – 1st September 2020

Deadline to apply to Nursery – 22nd March 2021

Nursery Offer Day - 16th April 2021

Deadline to formally accept or decline the offer that was made to your child - 30th April 2021

Please ensure when returning your nursery application that you also include a photocopy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address, please note we will only accept the following as proof of address:

  • Council Tax Bill
  • Tenancy Agreement / Mortgage Statement
  • Bank Statement (dated within the last 3 months)

Please note that attendance in the Nursery does not affect Admissions into Reception Classes. Pupils are allocated part time places in the Nursery according to the above criteria but priority is given to Brent residents. Please either speak to admissions staff or email us at c.boyle@arkacademy.org if you require further information on the admissions criteria into our nursery.