Admissions Procedures

Nursery Admissions

We are delighted that you are considering Elmsleigh Infant and Nursery school for your child’s pre-school education.

At our nursery children are able to start the term after they have turned 3 years old.

We offer x5 morning sessions per week, x5 afternoon sessions per week. Totalling 15 hours or 30 hours provision x5 full days.

If you would like further information, please get in touch with the school office who will put in you contact with a member of our nursery team. We are always happy to help and welcome you to come and have a look around the setting and meet our wonderful team. Please visit the government website for more details on eligibility for funded 30 hours.

If you would like to apply for a nursery space please fill in the online application form. Upon receiving your form we will be in touch to advise if your child has a space or if we are operating a waiting list.

If your child’s name is added to our waiting list we will be in touch if a place becomes available. If this is the case a member of staff will contact you to discuss if you still require a nursery place. If you do require a place, arrangements will be made for your child to start our nursery at the beginning of the following term.

Please visit our Admissions Policy .

Please remember that if your child attends our Nursery you still need to make a new application with Derbyshire County Council to request a school place with us in Reception.  Children do not transfer automatically.

If your child has Special Educational Needs either suspected or diagnosed, please ask to speak to our SENDCO Mrs Stokes when you ring, to arrange a meeting with her when you come to look round.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us any time 01283 216 883

Reception Admissions

If you wish to apply for a Reception place at Elmsleigh Infant & Nursery School for your child you must apply through Derbyshire County Council.  We cannot take applications in school.

If you would like to come and look round our School please call 01283 216 883, email us enquiries@elmsleigh.derbyshire.sch.uk or visit  our contact details page to arrange a suitable time.  We advise all parents to look at a range of settings so you are able to make an informed decision.

To apply please click on the link to Derbyshire County Council here and complete the on-line form. Alternatively you can all the School Admissions Department on 01629 537 479.  However the lines are always busy and they advise you to complete the on-line form wherever possible.

We only have 60 places available in each school year, if we are oversubscribed DCC will allocate places based on their current guidelines which can be seen in our Admissions Policy or Derbyshire County Councils School Admissions web site.  You will be advised of the Councils decision on or after the 16thApril in the year before your child will join.

If your child has Special Educational Needs either suspected or diagnosed, please ask to speak to our SENDCO Mrs Stokes when you ring, to arrange a meeting with her when you come to look round.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us any time 01283 216 883