When can my child start school?


Children may start nursery when they are three years old.


Admission to Reception (the first year of school) is independent of the nursery and is in accordance with the policies of Cornwall Council.  Attendance at the nursery will not influence whether your child is allocated a Reception place.

Children may start Reception in the September after they are four. 

Each Autumn forms are issued by Cornwall Council for parents applying for a Reception place for their child in the following September.  The school will supply these forms to parents of children in our nursery and ensure that they are made available to any parent enquiring at the school office.

Reception places are allocated by Cornwall Council according to criteria set out on the form, which include whether you live in the school’s designated area and whether there are siblings at the school.

Because admission arrangements can seem complicated, please get in touch if you would like to clarify what will happen for your child.