Nursery and Reception Admission for September 2021

We will be hosting a series of welcome events for prospective parents for admission to Nursery or Reception in September 2021. Although we are adapting our usual events to ensure safety due to managing the risks posed by Covid-19, we are committed to sharing our vision for your child with you through these events so that you can make the best possible choice for September 2021. We will be running two types of event: A Virtual Open Day and a short, covid-secure Site Visit. Please read below for details.

Virtual Open Days for Nursery and Reception Admissions (we have completed these for this year)

The Reception deadline for application has passed, but you can still apply for places in Reception for September 2021. The deadline for Nursery is 9am on Wednesday 31st March. We have now concluded our Open Days for this year. 

The Virtual Open Days are accessed by registering in advance. They will start at 9.30am, ending at around 10.30am (although leaders will be available to answer questions until 10.45am). They will include:  

  • Welcome from the Principal
  • Welcome from Head of School and Head of EYFS
  • Introduction to our vision of a rigorous and transformational all-through education
  • Details on our approach in Nursery  
  • A chance to ask questions

To sign up for the Virtual Open Days please click on this form.

Covid-secure site visits for Nursery and Reception Admission (currently suspended but restarting after the end of the national restrictions) 

We are offering short, small group or individual, distanced, outdoor only visits to the school. These are limited in number, and must be booked in advance. Parents are expected to wear masks and maintain social distance during the visit.

The visits run 9am - 9.30am. Please arrive at 8.55am at the Crompton Street Entrance (W2 1ND) if you have registered.Sadly, we are currently not able to run site visits due to Covid-19 Restrictions. If you would like to attend when they become possible again, please register for the Site Visit use this form.

If you would like any additional information about the open days or site visits please email: admissions@kingsolomonacademy.org

Reception Admissions

The Admission policy is outlined here: PDF iconKing Solomon Academy Admission Policy 2021-22.pdf

Parents with children who will be 4 years old on 1 September 2020 should apply for a place in Reception for September 2021 entry. By choosing King Solomon Academy for your child you are placing them in an all-through school with an automatic place in primary and secondary. The first five years of education will take place at the Younger Years Site (on Crompton Street, W2 1ND), which has extensive outdoor space including a large exclusive use early years outdoor play environment. They will then automatically transfer to the Older Years Site (Years 5 to 13) where they benefit from a broad curriculum offer and specialist facilities. This all-through journey means your child can thrive in one ambitious and joined up community over the whole of their education. Reception applications are made through Westminster Admissions. The deadline for applications was Friday, 15th January 2021. If you would like to make a new application, for example if you have moved into the area after this deadline, you can still apply for a place for September 2021.

Reception admissions are made by clicking here: E-Admissions 

Nursery Admissions

A brand new, spacious and well-equipped nursery is being built on the Younger Years site (at W2 1ND) and will be completed in April 2021 for pupils, including 2 Year Olds, to start in September 2021. All local parents of 2 and 3 year olds including those eligible for 3 year old 30 hours working family funding are welcome to apply. Our nursery provision will be supported by dedicated leadership and fully qualified staff, all working within the wider King Solomon Academy team.

Although our main entry date for 2 Year Olds and 3 Year Olds is in September, we also accept mid-year applications for Nursery, once children have turned 2 years old. For details of the funding and costs associated with 2 and 3 year old provision, please visit the Nursery section of the website here. Please note that a nursery place at King Solomon Academy does not currently automatically guarantee a place in Reception.

The deadline for applications to nursery (for 2 and 3 Year Olds) for September 2021 was 9am on Wednesday, 31st March 2021. Parents will be informed by the week beginning Monday, 11th May 2021. Applications received after the deadline will be considered after offers have been made to those received before the deadline.

 Nursery admissions are made by clicking here: e-Nursery Admission Form.

If the nursery is oversubscribed, priority will be given to students with Educational Health Care Plans where the school is named on the plan. Otherwise, places will be allocated as follows:

  1. Where spaces are for 3 year olds, pupils who qualify for 30 hours working family funding (see below)
  2. Children who are in public care
  3. Children of staff of the school where there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  4. Children who have a sibling who already attends the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission (for this purpose “sibling” means a whole, half or step-brother or -sister resident at the same address)
  5. Children of staff of the school (where there is no skill shortage)
  6. The remaining places will be allocated children who live closest to the school, using a straight line distance from the main entrance of the academy to the main entrance to the child’s home.

We offer full time nursery provision wherever possible, as we believe this best prepares our pupils for primary school. As the government provides nursery funding dependent on parents’ employment status this will be taken into consideration as part of the admissions process in the following way.We will be reserving the first 30 places in the 3 Year old Provision in September 2021 for parents who qualify for the government’s 30 hours working parents full time nursery funding. These places are for families where either parents (or one parent in a one parent family) work at least 16 hours a week, and have an income below £100,000. In the event we have more qualifying children than places available, we will apply our admissions criteria above, and any remaining children will be considered for the remaining places. The remaining 35 places will be reserved for all other parents.

Please submit this electronic form by Wednesday, 31st March 2021 at 9am. We will inform you of the outcome in writing by week beginning Monday, 11th May 2021. Any applications received after 31st March will automatically be placed on our waiting list.

 

RECEPTION VIDEOS

Reception Classrooms Video To find out more about KSA, we encourage you to join us for a site visit or Open day. However, at this time, we are unable to show you into our classrooms. We have, instead, captured some clips of this terms learning for you to see what your child would enjoy in Reception at King Solomon Academy. 

 

Reception Parents Video: Our parents share their reflections on their choice of King Solomon Academy for their child.