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Joining Stanhope Nursery

Stanhope Nursery welcomes children from the age of 3. The school itself currently handles admissions for our Nursery, but we use the same criteria as the London Borough of Ealing does for their school admissions.


Children are eligible to start Nursery the September after they are 3. You can apply for a place once your child is 2, but when you apply makes no difference as long as you apply before the 15th January deadline and that your child will be 3 when they start in September 2020.  

Stanhope are delighted to offer 30 hours free childcare for eligible parents. In addition to the 15 hours Nursery provision for all children, working parents will be able to get an additional 15 hours free childcare, bringing the total number of hours to 30 a week for children aged 3 and 4 years.


The 30 hours will be offered over 5 days, from 9:00am – 3:00pm. A short break will be taken during lunchtime where the children will make their way to the dining hall to eat their lunch (either a packed lunch brought in from home or a school meal purchased through Harrison Catering).

To qualify for the 30 hrs:


  • Both parents are in work
  • Single/sole parent is in work
  • Be employed or self-employed
  • Each parent earns less than £100,000.00 per year
  • One parent works and one is on specific disability or caring benefits
  • Parent/s work/s for at least 16 hours or on zero hour contract/s


A joint online application system via will provide simple and straightforward access to register on the scheme. Checking of eligibility will be undertaken by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


NB: The school is able to offer additional 15 hours to those not eligible for the funded hours. A fee will be charged and we would be happy to accept Childcare Vouchers by way of payment.


Application forms are not available online and must be collected from the school. The application form, plus the originals of birth certificate and proof of address, must be returned to the school, where the school will take copies of the supporting documents.
Nursery places are allocated during March.


Joining Stanhope in Reception:
The Local Education Authority is responsible for deciding and administering the admissions policy for this school and the admission process for Reception is handled centrally via Ealing Council.

Parents have a right to express a preference for the school they wish their child to attend.

You can view Ealing's admission criteria on the documents at the bottom of this page. 

You can view Ealing's admission criteria on the documents at the bottom of this page. 

Joining the school in other year groups (in year admission):
In-Year admissions are also handled centrally by Ealing Council and are based on the current admission criteria. If you require an in-year place you will need to contact the admissions team at Ealing Council.

Once you have been notified by Ealing Council of a place at Stanhope you will need to make arrangements to visit the school. The Head or a member of the admission team will normally meet you and your child(ren) and take you around the school and answer any questions you have. This is particularly important when a parent is transferring a child from another local school to Stanhope Primary School.


High School
If your child is due to start high school, you can find information on how to apply for year 7 on the link below