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Admissions explained

3. Nursery policies

Where there are more applications for a nursery than there are places available, oversubscription criteria is used to determine which children can be offered places. Each application can fall into 1 category only. You can find more information by viewing the published admission numbers (PDF 156Kb).

There are 9 categories of oversubscription criteria from A - I. Category A and B are Priority Criteria categories. Places will be allocated to children in category order starting with A, followed by category B and so on until the limit is reached. If there are more applications than places available in any one category then places are allocated to those living closest to the nursery school / class, using a straight-line measurement.

For more information about categories and criteria, view the nursery admission policies explained (PDF 77Kb) document.