Admission into Nursery


We currently offer 52 full-time equivalent places. We offer 15 hours per week as our part-time offer which is made up of 5 half days. Our morning part time places run from 8:55am to 11:55am and our afternoon part-time places run from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.

For the academic year 2017/18, Chesterton Primary School will no longer be offering free full-time places. However hours can be increased from part-time to full-time five days per week, if you to pay a top-up fee of £50 per week.

Admissions Criteria:

The school will consider applications for the beginning of each academic year for children who have turned 3 prior to 1st September of the academic year in the following order:

1.  Looked after children and those who ceased to be looked after children because they have been adopted, or because they became subject to a residence order, child arrangements order or a special guardianship order;

2.  Children with a brother or sister currently attending the school and who will still be at the school when the child is admitted;

3.  Other children in order of straight line distance from home to school as measured by Wandsworth Council’s Geographical Information System.

For children who turn 3 during an academic year – if places are available, pupils will be offered a part-time place in the nursery in the term after their 3rd birthday. We will have 3 intakes per year, at the beginning of each term.

Full-time Places:

We have a limited number of Wandsworth funded 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.


Children looked after , or who have an allocated social worker who has provided written support of the application or children who are subjects of adoption, residence orders or special guardianship orders who were previously looked after by the LA
Children who are recommended for a place following an action plan agreed by a multi-agency group such as a team around the child (TAC)
Children with professionally supported educational, medical or social needs

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.

Application Form: 

To download an application form for Nursery, please click here