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Joining our school

Joining The Chelsea Nursery or Cameron Vale School

Subject to places being available, children are welcome to join The Chelsea Nursery or Cameron Vale School throughout the year.

Joining The Chelsea Nursery

Children enter The Chelsea Nursery at the age of two or three. Attendance is flexible from five sessions (mornings or afternoons) per week through to five full days from 8.30am to 3.30pm (or 8:00am to 6:00pm extended hours) per week. Most children start with five sessions and gradually increase their attendance as they progress through the nursery classes.

Entry to the nursery is not selective, places are awarded according to availability. We operate a registration process and advise all parents hoping to secure a place to register their child as early as possible, preferably at birth. 

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Joining Reception

Children in The Chelsea Nursery join our Cameron Vale Reception Class in the September following their fourth birthday. The transition into the reception class commences during the spring term to ensure that each child is fully prepared for their move to the pre-prep school in the Autumn. However, we welcome admissions into reception from pupils from other nurseries, subject to places being available.

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Joining Years 1-6

Whilst entry to Cameron Vale is normally at age 4, into our reception class, where space permits, we are delighted to accept children into other year groups at the start of, and during the academic year.

Children joining the school in Years 1 to 6, will be invited to spend a day with the class they are hoping to join for a taster session. We want to find out as much as we can about the children who join us and, whilst there may be some emphasis on testing, taster days are designed to ensure that children will be happy in our learning environment. 

In order to gauge children's current level of learning, we will contact a child's current school to obtain a copy of their most recent report.

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We do not discriminate against any child and allow for diversity and inclusion within our setting. We will, however, carry out an additional review of any individual circumstances and requirements if necessary, and assess our ability at the school to meet those needs. If we are able to meet those needs by making reasonable adjustments we will do so.

If you would like to arrange a visit to Cameron Vale School or for further information, please contact the school office on 020 7352 4040 or [email protected]