Admissions Guide - Thorpe Hall School

Nursery / Early Years 2-4

Admissions Guide

Applying for a place at Thorpe Hall Nursery School

We accept Nursery applications at any time, provided there are available spaces.

Our Nursery School is divided into two sections – the Pre-Nursery for girls and boys of 2 and 3 years old, and the Nursery where the children are 3 and 4 years old.

Children can attend the Pre-Nursery from as little as 3 sessions a week. Sessions gradually increase as they progress through Pre-Nursery and into Nursery, helping prepare your little learners gradually for a smooth and successful transition into Reception.

For further information about our Nursery Sessions and Fees, click this link


Visit Us

They will show you our Nursery setting so you can meet the staff, see our facilities and gain a sense of the overall atmosphere and ethos.  To arrange an appointment, contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Karena Sedgwick on 01702 582340 or email

Please do bring your child to this appointment if you would like to.



Next, complete/submit an application form and pay the registration fee of £100. You can pay by cheque, credit or debit card. Please note, applications are registered from the date this payment is received.

You can view and download an application form here.



Subject to a successful visit, we will offer you a place in the Nursery or Pre-Nursery for your child.



We will send you a short form to sign to accept your place. You must return this  before we can arrange dates and times for your child’s initial ‘settling in’ sessions.


‘Settling In’ Sessions

We will arrange two ‘settling in’ sessions. During this time, your child will be invited to join the group and take part in the morning’s activities. These sessions are free of charge, and you are welcome to stay with your child if you would like to. Settling in may take longer for some children. This is perfectly usual and we will be there to support you and your child throughout, to make the process as easy as possible.

Admissions Policy

Admission is offered to children who satisfy the entry criteria and deemed to be suitable recipients of a Thorpe Hall School education. Places are offered to completed applications on a first come, first served basis with the following exceptions: preference is given to children of staff, siblings of current pupils, siblings of ex-pupils. The school will also give priority to creating a balance of genders.

See our full Admissions Policy here.

See our Terms & Conditions here.

  • Small class sizes and spacious facilities
  • ISA National Award for Excellence & Innovation in Early Years
  • Accredited Forest School
  • Accredited Beach School
  • Specialist Teaching in Music, French, PE