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Joining Us

JOINING OUR SCHOOL

If you would like to find out more about us, please register for one of our Open Events, which are held throughout the autumn term.  These are aimed at children who will be starting in our Nursery or Reception Classes in September 2022, although if you are looking for a new school for your child in another year group you will be very welcome too.

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Nursery September 2022 admission

If your child was born between 1.9.2018 – 31.8.2019, and you would like to apply for a place in our Nursery for September 2022, please complete the application form below and return it to the school office or send it via email to office@dorchesterprimary.com

The supporting documents requested within the Nursery application form must also be forwarded to the school in order for the Nursery application to be considered complete.

Forms and supporting documents must be received in the school office by 15th January 2022.

Nursery Application Form

Nursery Admissions Information

Reception

To apply for a place in Nursery or Reception, start by attending one of our Open Events which are held throughout the autumn term.  Our events will be held on:

Thursday 7th October at 7:00pm

Tuesday 16th November at 9:30am

Friday 3rd December at 9:30am

You can register to attend an Open Event here.

We look forward to meeting you and telling you more about our school and its special community.

Our Admissions Policy, including the criteria we use when we have more applicants than we have places can be found on our Policies page here.

Applications for places in Reception need to be made via Sutton Council  here

Hoping to start in Years 1 - 6?

We currently have limited places available in some of our other year groups.

Please contact us on 0208 330 1144 or by email at office@dorchesterprimary.com to find out if we have a place in your child's year group.

Children with SEND

If your child has a Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND) and you are considering Dorchester Primary School’s Nursery for their Nursery education, we would encourage you to apply; we do as much as we can for everyone that we can here at Dorchester and pride ourselves on inclusive practice.  

Please either contact us via office@dorchesterprimary.com or go directly to our SENDCO – Sheena Hindocha: shindocha@suttonmail.org in order to make a face-to-face appointment to discuss your child’s needs so that we can talk through how we support children with SEND in our Nursery.  Our SENDCO will begin transition work for children with SEND following the allocation and acceptance of Nursery places.

The SEND Code of Practice places a legal duty for all local authorities to fund and offer a Parent Partnership Service.  This is a statutory service which offers free, confidential and impartial information, guidance, advice and support for parents/carers of children with special educational needs around their education. Please visit Sutton Information, Advice and Support Service  https://www.siass.co.uk/. They offer training workshops, group talks and 1:1 face-to-face sessions.   We strongly parents take up this service in order to get all the information and support they need.

When do I need to register for my 30 hour eligibility code?

HMRC recommends applying by the 31st July 2021 in order for the school to receive the funding.  If an eligibility code is not received before a child starts parents may have to pay for the provision.  Parents must provide the code to school as soon as they receive it.

Telephone conversations with the Headteacher

If you have questions for the Headteacher which have not been answered via our website or at an Open Event, you may book a telephone conversation or online meeting.  Please telephone the school office to make this appointment (0208 330 1144) with one of our office staff.