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The Stonebridge School

Learning for Life

The Stonebridge School

Learning for Life

Nursery Admissions

Our current admissions arrangements for September 2024 are as follows:

The number of intended nursery admissions for the year commencing 1st September 2024 will be 30. All in year admissions are organised by the local authority's admissions department.

When there are more applications for Brent community schools than there are places available, pupils are offered places according to the oversubscription criteria listed below. Children with special educational needs (SEN) who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) have priority over other applicants for admission to the school named on their plan. Read more about the school application process for children with SEN.

The oversubscription criteria for entry to Brent community schools in 2024-25 are:

1. Looked after or previously looked after children

A looked after child or a previously looked after child, including those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

2. Children attending infant school

Children attending an infant school on the same site as a junior school

3. Medical or social needs

Exceptional circumstances to do with significant medical needs and/or social needs which necessitate a child's placement at one particular school.

4. Children of staff

Children whose parent is a member of staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application or has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

5. Siblings

Brothers or sisters of a child who attends the school, or an infant or junior school on the same or adjoining site and who will continue to do so on the date of admission. 

6. Any other applicants

Tie break

Within each criterion, priority will be given to children that live closest to the school.

The distance from home to school will be measured by a straight line, from a point in the property to a point in the school determined by the grid references set by the Ordnance Survey.

The measuring system is an integral part of the admission software, uses Ordnance Survey maps and the LLPG (Local Land Property Gazetteer) and is accurate to 1 metre.

Catchment areas

Catchment areas only apply for in-year admissions to community schools during the 2023-24 academic year and have been removed from admission arrangements from 2024-25. A catchment area is the defined neighbourhood in which the school is located. It is generally bounded by major roads and/or railway or tube lines.

Pupils will be admitted without reference to ability or aptitude.