At Yerbury we welcome everyone. We are a school at the heart of our community and are very proud of all our children, whatever their background and interests. We look forward to meeting you and your family in school.

Islington Early Years Admission Policy September 2017

Islington Community school Determined Admission Arrangements 2018-19

The application process follows precisely the regulations set out by Islington (our local education authority).

The application process varies depending on whether you are applying for a place in Nursery, Reception or Years 1 to 6. Please follow the advice and links below carefully.

You are very welcome to come and visit us at school. Visits to the school for prospective parents are arranged once a week by appointment in the Autumn term and then monthly during the spring and summer months.   To attend one of our tours please check the calendar for up coming dates and email  to be booked onto the scheduled tour or alternatively telephone the school on 020 7272 6580.


To apply for a NURSERY place at Yerbury:
Once your child is two years old you can apply directly to Yerbury to be placed onto our waiting list. Children between 3 and 4 years of age are admitted to our nursery usually a term after their 3rd birthday (provided we have spaces) You will need to complete an application form, either by popping into the school office any time between 9am and 4pm, or by downloading a form using the link: New Nursery application form 2019-2020.

The government has introduced changes to the way nursery education is funded. In Islington from September 2017 there may be fewer full-time nursery places available, although all children will still be able to access a part-time 15 hour place. Some 3 and 4 year olds will be entitled to 30 hours per week of free childcare, under a new government scheme. The extended entitlement is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare and enable them to return to work, or work additional hours, if they wish. Further information is available via the following link:

Nursery places are allocated using the following criteria:

  • the number of places available
  • whether the child has a brother or sister already at school
  • the nearness of home to school
  • the educational, medical and social needs of the child

January 2020 intake

If we have spaces available we will have a January 2020 intake which children born between 01-09-2016 and 31/12/2016 will be considered for a place.  Applications for this deadline is Friday 18th October 2019.

September 2020 intake

The deadline for returning Nursery applications for September 2020 intake is Friday 20th March 2019. Any received after this date will be treated as late applications.

Parents will need to obtain an eligibility code to confirm that they are eligible for 30 hours free childcare and provide the school with the code. Offers of full-time places will be provisional until we can confirm eligibility by validating the code provided. If you are not eligible for the funded 30 hours you can apply to pay top up for the additional 15 hours (more information can be obtained from the school office) or alternatively obtain a part time 15 hour provision.

Our provision:

Part time hours AM (9.10am to 12.10pm) or PM (12.30pm to 3.30pm)

Full time hours 9.10am to 3.30pm

Please indicate on your application form which provision you would like to apply for.

If you accept the place offered we will ask for proof of  address along with documentary proof linking your child to your address (e.g. a recent child benefit letter, tax credits ).  We will also inform you of the ways in which we will welcome you and your family to Yerbury.

Please be aware that a place in Nursery DOES NOT guarantee a place in Reception.  A separate application is required for Reception: please see below for details.Visits to the school for prospective parents are arranged every few weeks between September and December.  Please email the school office to enquire or book a visit or  any other queries please call 020 7272 6580


To apply for a place at RECEPTION at Yerbury:
All applications are dealt with by the Islington Admissions Team.  Please apply directly to them by using the link to their website.  There you will find all the advice and information you will need.
Please be aware the deadline for Reception applications in 15th January 2020. . You can find information on admission selection and over-subscription criteria, the process for applications and the Published Admission Number (PAN) via the links below:

Primary school admission booklet 2019-20

If you experience any difficulties, or need clarification, please contact  on 020 7527 5515.

Year 1 to 6

To apply for a place in Years 1 to 6 (Primary in-year admissions):

Please follow the below link for making an in-year application.

In year application form


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