How to apply for your child to attend Normand Croft

Nursery Admissions

The places we have available are for children aged between two and five years of age. (Five years and one term is the maximum age a child can be when attending nursery as this is the statutory school age.)

Our Nursery provision consists of:

  • One class of part-time (15 hours) provision for children aged two years old. Additional hours may be purchased up to 30 hours per week.
  • One class for children aged three or four years old.

Nursery Places

If you wish to apply for a nursery place or wish to arrange a visit to the setting, please contact us on:
Tel: 020 7385 6847

We’d encourage any family considering a nursery place at Normand Croft to visit and have a chat with our team before completing an application form.

Please note: Nursery applications can only be considered once proof of address and the child’s birth certificate are provided.
Before your child starts at the nursery, a home visit is arranged for the nursery team to visit you in your home.

Places are offered in the following order:

  1. Children in public care.
  2. Children defined as being in priority need within the categories of need defined by the Children Act 1989 or as having an otherwise professionally supported exceptional educational, medical or social need.
  3. Children who have a brother or sister already in the school at the time of your child being eligible for a place.
  4. Children who live nearest to the school in terms of walking distance.
  5. Children whose parents/carers work/study locally but may live some distance from the school.

If nursery places fall vacant during the year we will work closely with families on the waiting list to seek to admit children to the nursery outside the main start dates in September and January provided that it is in the best interests of the child and that the selection priorities have been met.

Reception Places

All children must start a Reception Class in September of the academic year that they turn 5 years old.

There is a very strict deadline for Reception applications, which is early in the Spring term of the year your child is due to start in a Reception Class.

Please note:

  • for children born between 1st September and 31st August entry to Reception Class will be is in September.
  • All enquiries and applications should be made to Admissions at your Local Authority [LA]. For Hammersmith & Fulham residents you may apply for H&F schools online by clicking on the link.
  • There is NO automatic entry from the nursery into the school’s Reception Class.

If you’re interested in your child joining us after the start of their Reception year, or if you have any other queries about applying for a Reception place for your child at Normand Croft please feel free to call us on 0207 385 6847.

Primary Admissions – start of academic year and in-year primary admissions

Please feel free to call us on 0207 385 6847 if you’re interested in your child joining Normand Croft either at the start of the academic year or in-year.
We’ll be able to tell you if we have vacancies and, where appropriate, arrange an informal visit to look around the school and discuss admissions.

All enquiries and applications should be made to Admissions at your Local Authority [LA]. For Hammersmith & Fulham residents you may apply for H&F schools online by clicking on the link..

We look forward to working with you to ensure your child has a positive induction into school life at Normand Croft.

Secondary Transfer

The transition from primary to secondary school is a big moment in a child’s life.

In September, secondary schools publish dates for open days/evenings where you can look around prospective schools for your child.
Hammersmith and Fulham produce booklets entitled the ‘moving on up information guide’ as well as ‘hints and tips’ which gives some great advice and support. These are available in a number of languages.

Once schools have been selected, you must then apply to the schools of your choice by going to the e-admissions website.
At Normand Croft, we hold a meeting for parents / carers where you can hear more information about the process and receive support.

If you would like any further information about secondary transition, please speak to Ms How.