St Boniface RC Primary School

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Pre-School Nursery Admissions

St Boniface Nursery is a friendly, fun environment that welcomes children aged 3 and over.  Our St Boniface staff do find that children who have been at our school Nursery often benefit in their transition into our Reception classes as they know the teachers, play areas and support staff.

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 free hours a week, starting the term AFTER they turn 3, which constitutes a part-time place.  We have morning or afternoon part time spaces and full time (30 hour) places available.  We encourage EVERYONE to apply and preference will be given to practicing Catholic families, as per our Admissions criteria.

If you missed our October open morning, please call or email the Office for a tour.

To apply for Pre School Nursery - these are the 3 things our Office will need:

  • St Boniface Pre-School Nursery Supplementary application (below)
  • Original Baptism certificate (our office will take a photocopy)
  • Original Birth certificate (our office will take a photocopy)

If accepted, our staff will also ask for your child's 'Red book' so they can assess their development milestones and immunisation record.

More Policies can be found in relevant areas under 'Our School' and 'Safeguarding and SEND' tabs.

Pre-school Nursery application form 2024

Getting your child ready for pre-school Nursery

What visitors say about St Boniface

Apply for 30 hours of funding - GOV.UK

Wandsworth council - 'choosing a primary school place 2024'

Admission Policy 2024 2025

St Boniface RC Primary have wraparound care with Breakfast and After school clubs, subject to availability and demand in conjunction with the main school. If you are interested, please make sure you mention this on your application form.  Please note, our clubs are not able to change nappies.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is a part time morning or afternoon space best?   It is personal preference.  Many local playgroups and clubs operate in the morning, so some parents prefer to take advantage and apply for an afternoon space.  Some parents have siblings attending the school and prefer a morning space.

Do I need to get the Priest to sign my form?    We strongly recommend you ask your parish priest to sign your application, even if you only attend occasionally.  Having your parish priest sign your form, regardless of frequency,  will help the Governing board rank your application.  Please also submit a copy of your child's baptism certificate.

What if due to Covid, my child has not been baptised?  Post Covid, we are aware that some families have not been able to have their child baptised, or have not been attending church regularly. We would encourage you to please contact your parish and look into baptismal courses and baptism dates.  Written proof from your priest that you have contacted them and started arranging this could aid your application if the Governors have tie-breakers.  It is also something that will be requested if you are applying for a Catholic Secondary school.

How can I get a full time (30 hour) space?   We try to balance helping full time working families while also allowing part time children to experience our Nursery environment.  You can apply for the 30 hours of funding via the Government website.

You must apply for your 30 hour DERN code BEFORE the term starts.   If you apply once the term has started, the Government will not provide funding until the following term.  Parents then would need to pay by cash to keep their child's space that term.  The DERN code term dates are 1 September, 1 January and 1 April.

The additional funding of 15 hours equates to £20 per session for 2024/2025  (£100 per week term time).  This is the cash charge that our Nursery will ask for. 

St Boniface is only able to offer me part time space, but I have a 30hour DERN code, can I still use the other 15 hours elsewhere?    Yes, parents can split their code between two settings.  St Boniface will receive the Universal funding and you must be clear to the other childcare provider that they receive the 15hrs extra coded funds.

If my child is ill, do I still need to pay for any  full day, top-up Nursery sessions?   Yes.  If we have given your child the full time space on termly basis, that means we have budgeted staff for those days and another family cannot take advantage.  So, unfortunately we need to ask parents to pay for any missed sessions they have committed to.

Do you have January spaces?   Our Nursery has a September intake, in line with our school term timetable.  We may have some PART time spaces in the January term, please call the Office to enquire.

 

St Boniface is proud that its Y6 leavers secure places at a range of outstanding secondary schools in Wandsworth and nearby Merton, Lambeth and Sutton. We love to hear from our former pupils about what they have achieved on the next stage of their educational journey.  Our alumni historically attend:

Catholic Schools:
• Ursuline High School (Girls)
• Wimbledon High school (Boys)
• St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls (Girls)
• The London Oratory School (Boys)
• Richard Challoner School (Boys)
• BTG - Bishop Thomas Grant School (Mixed)
• St John Bosco College (Mixed)
• The Cardinal Vaughn Memorial School (Boys)
• Coloma Convent Girls' School (Girls)
• The John Fisher School (Boys)
• La Retraite RC Girls School (Girls)

• The Holy Cross School (Girls)

Local, Independent grammar and selective schools:
• Ashcroft Technology Academy (Mixed)
• Graveney School (Mixed)
• Harris Academy Clapham, South Wimbledon, Merton & Morden (Mixed)
• Chestnut Grove Academy (Mixed)
• Ernest Bevin College (Boys)
• Wallington High School for Girls (Girls)

• Wilson’s School (Boys)
• James Allen's Girls' School (Girls)
• Alleyn's (Mixed)
• Greenshaw High School (Mixed)
• Whitgift (Boys)
• Royal Alexandra and Albert School (Mixed)
• Burntwood School (Girls)
• Sutton Grammar School (Boys)
• Kings College Wimbledon (Boys)

• Ricards Lodge High School (Girls)

• Burlington House School (Mixed)

 

  

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