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Admission to Nursery

Miss Cooper and the team welcome children into Nursery in the school term following their third birthday. 

All 3 year old children are entitled to 15 hours’ Nursery education per week over a mixture of mornings, afternoons or full days.

We are also able to offer 30-hours free funding for those that are eligible.

If you are unsure, please visit to sign up and register for the additional funding. Once you have completed your application and it has been accepted by the HRMC, please bring your authorisation code to the school office.

The usual times for Nursery sessions are: Monday to Friday 8.45am - 11.45am and 12.20pm - 3.20pm

We also offer a complimentary lunch club every day, if your child is attending a full day.
Please contact the school office or ask the Nursery Team for further details. 

From September 2023 we will be offering families the opportunity to pay for additional sessions should they require them. These are payable on Parent Pay. Please contact the school office for more information. 

To apply for a place in Nursery, please contact the school office.


Admission arrangements to our Key Stage One classes 

Children who would like to join our infant school have to apply for a place, even if they already attend our Nursery. Applications for Reception cohorts open in November, and close in January. We will share information with families in Autumn 2 in school and on social media. 

In year applications are welcome any time. If you are moving to the area or are looking to move schools, please contact school to arrange a visit. 

If, after visiting us, you decide that you would like your child to attend Chaucer Infants and Nurser School, please contact the Admissions Department: 


Telephone: 01629 537479 or 01629 533190


Individual pupils who have a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health Care Plan, which names the school, will be admitted.

In deciding on admissions to all academies in Derbyshire, the following order of priority will be adopted:

1. Looked after children and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

2. Children living in the normal area, served by the school at the time of application and admission, who have brothers or sisters attending the school at the time of the application and admission.

3. Children living in the normal area served by the school at the time of application and admission.

4. Children not living in the normal area served by the school but who have brothers or sisters attending the school at the time of application and admission.

5. Other children whose parents have requested a place.

In the case of 2-5 above, choices have to be made between children satisfying the same criteria. Those children living nearest to the school (measured by straight line distance) will be given preference.

Our planned admission number each year is 60.





Please click on the links below for further guidance on the admissions criteria, applying for a place and the right to appeal: 

Applying for a Primary School place - a Parent's Guide 

Embark Federation Admission Arrangements 2023-2024