St. Martin at Shouldham is a popular primary school. Informal visits, when prospective parents and children can look around our school, can always be arranged. Full guidance regarding the admission criteria for St. Martin at Shouldham can be found in the policy below. Please telephone us to enquire about admission to the school and discuss your circumstances. We consider all applications and have places cropping up during the school year as pupils move between schools and locations. We offer places to pupils against the DEMAT admission criteria and are pleased to talk about your application with you at any time.
Children may be admitted into the Nursery class in the term after they are 3. We deliver the Universal offer of 15 hours free Nursery education, funded by the local authority. We find that the children make better progress if those hours are taken over 5 mornings. We also offer the extended entitlement of an additional 15 hours for working parents. In order to receive these extra hours parents need to apply to HMRC by the end of the term prior to their child starting. For example, if your child is due to start in September you will need to have an HMRC eligibilty code issued by 31st August. Nursery places are limited, and some places may be reserved for children with additional needs. To be considered for a place in the Nursery, you will need to complete an application form. This should be submitted to the school office no later than the date given termly by the LEA. Any application will be considered using the school's admission criteria. The nursery admissions policy can be found here.
Visits in the term prior to starting are welcomed and recommended.
Check your eligibility and register for 30 hours at: https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow
Norfolk County Council is responsible for coordinating the allocation of school places in Norfolk. They provide detailed information about the application process. You can access that information by clicking the link below.
Remember, you will still need to apply for a place in Reception, even if your child is already a pupil in the Nursery.