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Our school is a Community Primary and Nursery school which admits children between the ages of three and eleven years old. Parents who are considering sending their children to our school are welcome to visit. Please telephone for an appointment.


Admissions to Arundale Community Primary and Nursery School follow the agreed Council Policy on admissions.   

Part-time and Full-time Nursery places


Parents may register their child for a place in Arundale’s Foundation Stage at any time from birth.   We offer part-time Nursery places to children from the September following their third birthday.  


We also offer full-time places to our Nursery children at a cost of only £35.00 per week.


Please contact the school office for a nursery application form.  


Please note, a place within our Nursery does not automatically guarantee a place in our Reception class.

See below for how to apply for a Reception place.


We offer 30 hours free childcare for eligible 3 year olds. You can check your families eligibility at

Reception places


If your child is not at present in our Nursery but is 5 years old between 1 September and 31 August of the current academic year. We are happy to discuss educational arrangements with parents who wish their children to enter our school, although applications to join our school have to be made through the Local Education Authority - See link below.



If you're thinking about transferring to Arundale and would like more information about the process click here and scroll down to Transfers. 


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