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Admission to our Nursery Class

You are able to apply for a nursery place at any time during the school year.  Please contact our school office at or telephone 01785 413277 for an application pack.  Please visit our Nursery page under the 'about us' tab for further information.

Admissions for September will be ranked in line with our admissions policy (see below) on the last day of the Spring Term.  After this time, places will be offered subject to available spaces.


Admission to our school in Reception

You will find all the information you need to apply for a school place at

If you do not have internet access you can contact the admissions team on 01785 278593.

Parents are given the option of entry to school for their children at the beginning of the school year in which their fifth birthday falls.


Applications are usually invited in the November prior to the child's enrollment date, you will receive notification from the local authority.  You will be notified in the April as to whether you have secured a place within our school.  There is a link below regarding instructions on how to appeal this decision.


Prior to starting school new entrants are invited to spend several half days with Reception. We find this helps the child to become familiar with the school environment and helps them to settle more easily into full time school.

Parents are invited to a meeting with our Reception teacher and the Head teacher to ask any questions you may have. We will also give you an Admission Pack with helpful information and forms to complete for our records.


Joining School In Years 1-6

St Austin’s has well developed pastoral systems that help children who choose to join the school settle in quickly.


If you have moved into the area or are considering moving your child to St Austin’s then please feel free to contact the school to arrange an informal visit.  If you wish to enrol your child please complete the in year application below and forward to the school office.  If a place is available and your application is successful you will be notified as soon as possible.  If you are unsuccessful you have the right to appeal and the appeal timetable can be found below.


Pupil Induction

Once a place has been formally offered then please contact the school to arrange a further visit and/or a start date.  There will be opportunity then for you to meet your child/children’s new teachers and find out about class routines.  If your child joins midyear, in their first few weeks they will be assessed and their needs identified.  The class teacher will then arrange a meeting with you to discuss your child’s induction and short term targets.