Admissions Policies

The School’s Admissions Policy is in line with that of the County Council. 

Entry into Little Chestnuts (Preschool)

Parents are encouraged to visit the school and should contact the school office for an appointment to see around the school.  Please see our tour dates. We encourage all parents to take up the place offered in Little Chestnuts as it serves as an excellent introduction to school.

Children are eligible for entry into Little Chestnuts for the academic year in which they turn four. We can have a maximum of 26 children in Little Chestnuts at any one time.  Children can join us at the beginning of each term.

Little Chestnuts Application Form

Admissions to Little Chestnuts are managed by the school.  When the number of applications exceeds the places available we follow Buckinghamshire Council's admission rules for nursery (preschool) classes. Please note that attending Little Chestnuts has no bearing on being allocated a reception class place by the Local Authority.

Buckinghamshire Policy for Nursery/Preschool Admissions 

Entry into Reception (Early Years)

Parents need to register separately for admission to reception. Applications for places at the school must be submitted to the Local Authority (LA). More information can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council's website in the education section.

As a community school we follow the Buckinghamshire Council's admission rules for primary schools.

Buckinghamshire Admissions for Primary Schools.

Waiting Lists

Children not allocated places can be placed on a waiting list. Parents will need to contact Buckinghamshire Council who manage waiting lists and determine the order by following the county's admissions criteria. Parents may choose to appeal against the decision not to allocate a place at the School.

Admission to Elangeni School

Chestnut Lane and Elangeni are linked schools.  However, attendance at Chestnut Lane School does not imply automatic admission to Elangeni School.  Please see Buckinghamshire Council's Admissions Policy regarding linked schools.

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