At Yerbury we welcome everyone. We are an inclusive school at the heart of our community and are very proud of all our children. We look forward to meeting you and your family in school.
The application process follows precisely the regulations set out by Islington (our local education authority).
The process for applying 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 by appointment and run more frequently in the Autumn term and then monthly during the spring and summer months. To attend one of our tours please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be booked onto the next 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 place on our waiting list.
Children are admitted to our Nursery at the start of the Autumn Term, Spring Term and Summer Term
following their third birthday, if places are available. Attendance will be on a full time or part time basis. This is a school nursery class and as such operates during term times only.
Please complete the application form by downloading this link Nursery application form . Or alternatively you can call into the office to pick a copy up between 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday.
Free Childcare Entitlement
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 15 hours’ free early education or childcare per week, and working parents may be eligible for an additional 15 hours (up to 30 hours per week in total).
Islington Childcare bursary
The childcare bursary helps parents who are starting work, a work placement, or short-term training to pay for childcare. You may qualify for a childcare bursary if you live in Islington and:
– Are on a low income have a child aged 0-16 (or up to 18 with disabilities) who needs childcare
– Can’t get childcare funding by any other means are starting work, a work placement or training
Visit https: https://www.islington.gov.uk/children-and-families/benefits-and-financial-support/childcare-bursary for more information
We also offer the option for parents/carers to pay a top up fee for the addtional 15 hours if they do not meet the criteria for the 30 hours. Please click on below link to see the banding charges from Sept 21 to July 22.
Nursery places are allocated using the following criteria:
For children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 December 2018
Closing date for applications: Monday 18th October 2021
Date of letter: Friday 22nd October 2021
Start date: Phased entry during January 2022
For children born between 1 January 2019 and 31 March 2019
Closing date for applications: Friday 28th January 2022
Date of letter: Friday 11th February 2022
Start date: Phased entry during April 2022
For children born between 1 April 2019 and 31 August 2019
Closing date for applications: Friday 1st April 2022
Date of letter: Friday 13th May 2022
Start date: Phased entry during September 2022
Applications received after the deadline will be considered once the first application round are completed
and places have been allocated.
Update on September 2021 intake – We still have a few spaces!
If your child’s 30 hour eligible place is confirmed please obtain your 15 digit code eligibility code application and forward to the school office asap . 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 Top up charges 2021-22 or alternatively obtain a part time 15 hour provision.
January 2022 intake – waiting list open
If we have spaces available we will have a January 2022 intake. Please ensure your application is submitted by Monday 18th October and offers will be made on Friday 22nd October. Please contact the school office on 0207 272 6580 to check for any vacancies.
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 on how to apply.
Our Nursery provision:
Part time hours (15 hours)
Full time hours (30 hours)
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.
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 this link to their website Apply for a primary school place. There you will find all the advice and information you will need. Please be aware the deadline for Reception applications in 14th January 2022 for a September 2022 start date.
Important to note these changes from January 2021: If you are on the Reception waiting list from September 2021. This waiting list was managed by by Islington’s admission team and not directly with the school. At the end of December 2021 the waiting list for Reception will close and you will need to reapply to remain on the waiting list. You at this point re-apply by completing an in-year application link below. The waiting list from January 2022 remains in place until the end of the March 2022, to remain on the waiting list after this date again you will need to re-apply in the same way following the in-year link below.
If you experience any difficulties, or need clarification, please contact
email@example.com on 020 7527 5515.
Please see attached letter and booklet from Islington’s admission team regarding secondary school transfer for 22-23
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.
Important to note these changes from January 2021: Waiting lists are now kept on a termly basis. Therefore, if you are not offered a place within that term in which you applied you will need to reapply to remain on the current waiting list for the next term. Below are the waiting list open and closed (cleared dates).
Autumn term: 26th July 2021 to December 2021
Spring term : January 2022 to 31st March 2022
Summer term: April 2022 to 23rd July 2022
If you any questions please contact the school office team who can assist you 0207 272 6580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The below link you may find useful to determine your most local school from your current living address.