St. James & St. John Church of England Primary School A village school in the heart of the city 4 Craven Terrace, London W2 3QD Tel: 0207 504 0535 E-mail:
St. James & St. John Church of England Primary SchoolA village school in the heart of the city 4 Craven Terrace, London W2 3QDTel: 0207 504 0535E-mail:
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Nursery Admissions

Our school Nursery is open during school term time from 8:55am to 3:15pm. We offer parents a range of part time and full time options - please come and discuss with us the timetable that would suit your family the best.


Children usally start in our Nursery class the term after their third birthday. Children can be admitted at any point in the school year.


Places for entry in September 2019 and January 2020 are now being allocated once an application is received so please apply as soon as possible if you require a Nursery class place in the 2019-20 academic year.


We are happy to consider applications for entry once a child is three and before the term after their third birthday if our Nursery provision is suitable for them - please get in touch with our school office if you wish to discuss this.


Our Nursery classroom is staffed by a full time qualified teacher as well as a fiull time Early Years Educator and a teaching assistant. This means that your child will recieve a high level of adult support. We are able to provide a school lunch for our full time and part time morning children and our Nursery children love the chance to spend time with the older children in Reception and with the whole school at different events.


Our Nursery opening hours are 9am - 3:15pm and we offer a number of options for Nursery places:

Option A - 30 hours entitlement

A full time place where parents are working and entitled to 30 hours free childcare.

Option B - Top up contibutions from the parents

A full time place where the family pays a top up contribution of £50 per week to cover the costs of hours in addition to the 15 hours entitlement that every child gets.

Option C - Free full time place for FSM or PPG children

A full time place for children whose families are entitled to free school meals of for whom the school will recieve the early years pupil premium.

Option D - Part time places

A morning (9 - 12) or afternoon (12:15 - 15:15) part time place for 15 hours per week.


Please get in touch with our school office if you have any questions about which option works best for your family.


The school will always work with parents to find the best solution to make sure your child can join our Nursery class. 


This could include giving a free full time place to a child who:


- Is NOT entitled to 30 hours free child care because both parents work.


- Is NOT entitled to Free School Meals or the Early Years Pupil Premium


We want to provide free spaces to those familes facing difficulties or have a level of need but who might not meet the criteria for Option A or Option C above. Come and speak to us before you apply for your child's place and we will support your family in any way we can.


If relevant to your application, the school's religious refrence form needs to be completed at your place of worship and will be used to prioritise applications when the Nursery is full. You can download this form below. 

Applications for a space in our school nursery can be made at any time using our Nursery application form below. 


Please do not hesitate to contact our school office if you need any support with applying for a nursery place. 

Nusery application form 2019-20.docx
Microsoft Word document [35.9 KB]
Religious Reference form.docx
Microsoft Word document [5.9 MB]
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