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Admission Policy


Walton Lane Nursery School is a Lancashire County Council Maintained Nursery School and, as such, must follow Lancashire's admission policy.


Admission policy for maintained nursery schools and nursery classes in community and voluntary controlled schools

When a nursery has more applicants than places available, children are offered places in the following order:

  • Looked after children or a child who was previously looked after, but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangement order, or special guardianship order or those children who appear to the school to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted
  • Children with statements for special educational needs (SEN) and those with exceptional/strong SEN reasons for attending a particular school/setting.
  • Exceptional/strong medical, social, welfare reasons (associated with the child and/or the family) for attending a particular school/setting.
  • 'children who are eligible for FEYE2'
  • Children who will have a sibling in attendance at the time of their admission.
  • Parents/carers who provide evidence of training/education at a local establishment, working locally or established local childcare arrangements (at the time of the child's admission).
  • Those living nearest the school/setting


Further information and an application form can be found in the links below.

LCC Maintained Nursery School Admissions policy

Walton Lane Nursery School Application Form