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Admissions

The school uses the Islington Community Primary School Admissions Policy and places are offered to:

  • Siblings of children already at the school.
  • Applicants living nearest to the school. This is measured on a large-scale map of the area which is maintained by the Education Office. Measurements will be over the nearest available walking route and accessibility by private car or public transport will be disregarded.
  • As an exception to the general policy priority may be given to applicants who can demonstrate that admission is necessary on the grounds of professionally-supported medical, social or special educational needs.
  • Applications for reception school places are available from the School Admissions Department at Laycock Street, telephone number: 020 7527 5515/5516.
  • The school office will also distribute reception application packs to children already attending our nursery.
  • If your child was born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 and is due to start reception class in September 2016 you need to apply for a reception place by 15th January 2016.
  • Casual admissions need to apply directly to the admissions department at Laycock Street, telephone number: 020 7527 5515/5516.
  • Please note that if you submit your application late for a reception place, your application will not be considered until after all applications submitted on time have been processed. No consideration will be given for siblings or the distance you live from school. Late applications may well mean you do not get a place at Drayton Park.

 

Nursery Admissions

  • Our nursery runs a different admissions policy to the rest of the school, as provision is not statutory.
  • We offer all our nursery children a minimum of 3 hours of education per day.
  • Our nursery admits new children at the start of the Autumn term in September. There is another intake at the start of the Spring term, in January, if spaces are available.
  • The earliest children can start is at the beginning of the term following their third birthday.

Priority for nursery places is given in the following order:

  • To children identified by professional agencies as having Special Educational Needs or being 'Children in Need'.
  • To siblings of children already attending Drayton Park.
  • To children living in the London borough of Islington.
  • To children for whom it is the nearest community nursery setting, the nearest being measured on a large-scale map of the area which is maintained by the Education Office. Measurement will be over the nearest available walking route and accessibility by private car or public transport and also location of employment will be disregarded.

Application (NA1) forms for the nursery can be obtained from the school office.

Please note, a place in the nursery does not guarantee a place in the school as this has a different admissions policy.

Part-time and full-time places

  • There is enough space in our nursery for 26 children at one time.
  • We arrange this as 16 full-time places and 20 part-time places. There are 10 part-time places in the morning and 10 part-time places in the afternoon.
  • Full-time places are initially offered to the eldest children already attending our nursery. We do this before both September and January intakes.
  • We then maintain a waiting list for full-time places which is prioritised by age.
  • Priority is then given to any three year-olds whose parents are working or studying full-time on a low family income.
  • Every September and January there is the possibility that we can increase our full-time offer to any other children, should some of our part-time places be unfilled.
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