Nursery admissions

We currently offer 52 full time equivalent places. This is made up of 17 full time places and 70 part time places. Our part time offer is 15 hours a week, which is made up of five half days. The morning part-time sessions run from 8.55am to 11.55am and the afternoon from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Admissions groups

The school will consider applications for the beginning of each academic year in the following order:

  1. Children Looked After, or who have an allocated social worker who has provided written support of the application or children who are the subject of adoption, residence order, child arrangements order or special guardianship order who were previously looked after by the Local Authority
  2. Children who are recommended for a place at the school following an action plan agreed by a multi-disciplinary group, for example Team Around the Child (TAC).
  3. Children with a brother or sister currently attending the school and who will still be at the school when the child is admitted
  4. Children who live nearest to the school by a straight line between the child’s home and the centre of the school site calculated by Wandsworth Council’s geographical information system.

For children who turn three during an academic year –if places are available, pupils will be offered a part-time place in the Nursery in the term after their third birthday. We will have three intakes per year, at the beginning of each term. 

Admissions criteria

If there are more applications than places within the admissions groups above Chesterton will admit pupils in the priority order (1 to 4) as set out above.

Full-time places

We have a limited number of full-time places. All Wandsworth maintained schools apply the following criteria to children they are planning to admit where a full-time place has been requested.

  1. Children Looked After, or who have an allocated social worker who has provided written support of the application or children who are the subject of adoption, residence order, child arrangements order or special guardianship order who were previously looked after by the Local Authority
  2. Children who are recommended for a place at the school following an action plan agreed by a multi-disciplinary group, for example Team Around the Child (TAC).
  3. Children with a brother or sister currently attending the school and who will still be at the school when the child is admitted
  4. Children who live nearest to the school by a straight line between the child’s home and the centre of the school site calculated by Wandsworth Council’s geographical information system.

Starting dates for Nursery children

  • Nursery children have a staggered intake to ensure children settle quickly and have a stress free start to their Early Years education.
  • Prior to starting, families are expected to attend an ‘All about Me’ meeting with the Nursery teacher.