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Henry Maynard Primary School and Nursery

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Nursery Admissions

Children can be registered for our Nursery by calling into the school office and filling out a Nursery application form. You can also download an application form below and drop it off at the school office. Please do NOT email the form. We will contact you when a place becomes available. Children are admitted into our Nursery during the year they turn 4 years old. We follow the same admissions criteria as the Local Authority. (see below)


The times for Nursery are

Morning Nursery 8:40am to 11:40am

Afternoon Nursery 12:40pm to 3:40pm

We offer 15 hours free Nursery as 5 mornings or 5 afternoons. There may be the option to purchase additional sessions at £6 per hour depending on availability.

Please contact Maynard Road for further information.


Please be aware that not all applications are successful and we will do all we can to inform you if your application has not been successful as soon as we can.

Reception admissions

Children are admitted into Reception in September. If your child attends our Nursery you must still apply for a Reception place. If you already have a child at our school you must still apply for a Reception place. We have 120 Reception places (PAN). 


If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2019.

Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 are due to start Reception in September 2020.


We follow the Waltham Forest admissions policy which can be found and downloaded below. The local authority allocate places. If there are more applications than there are places available Waltham Forest will use the following criteria, in priority order, to decide who should be offered a place at our school

Priority 1 – Looked After Children or Children ‘At Risk’

Priority 2 – Medical or social reasons

Priority 3 – Siblings (not if out of area)

Priority 4 – School Staff Children

Priority 5 – Distance

(definitions of the groups above can be found on the Waltham Forest website)

Children who have a Education Health Care plan (EHCP) are placed in schools under the terms of the Education Act 1996 and not through the admissions criteria referred to above. 
Children who have a EHCP will be allocated a place at the school named on their EHCP.


Our school induction programme includes a meeting for all new Reception parents and carers in June before the children start school, along with opportunities for the children to come and meet their teacher and play with their new classmates. Informal parent and carer sessions provide the opportunity to meet other parents and ask questions about school routines and school life.

In year admissions / school transfers
All admissions to our school during the year and in different year groups are handled by Waltham Forest pupil admissions service, who hold the school waiting list and can be contacted on 0208 496 3000.

You can apply online for in-year applications via Citizen Portal. The portal can be accessed via the Council's Website - please search 'school admissions' and click on 'in year admissions'.

For telephone admissions advice please call 0208 496 3000 or for information regarding primary to secondary transition.


We believe that every child is entitled to equal access to an engaging curriculum, regardless of race, gender, class or disability.
We are committed to promoting a learning and teaching environment that embeds the values of inclusive educational practices for all. Through a child centred approach, we aim to ensure that education is accessible and relevant to all our learners, to respect each other and to celebrate diversity and difference.
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