Admissions

Nursery

We welcome children to our Nursery in the academic year during which they turn 4. For September 2019 admissions, we will be welcoming children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016. For September 2020 admissions, we will be welcoming children born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017.

Most children start in the Nursery in the main intake point in September. There is a second intake point in January dependent on capacity in the Nursery. On occasion and subject to availability, we can welcome younger children to our Nursery at this point if they have turned 3 during the previous Autumn Term.

If you would like to apply for a place in our Nursery for your child, please complete a registration form. You can download the form here or call into the school office to pick up a hard copy.  If there are more applications than places available, places will be offered first to children who have siblings who will be attending the school on the date of Nursery admission, and after that, offers will be made based on proximity to the school.

The deadline for applications for entry in September 2019 has passed, but late applications can be submitted and will be added to the waiting list. Applications for entry in September 2020 must be submitted by Thursday 26th March 2020. We will review the applications and make initial offers by Monday 23rd April 2020.

All parents and carers are entitled to 15 hours free childcare, funded by the government. Subject to demand this can be a place for Monday – Wednesday (2.5 days) or Wednesday – Friday (2.5 days).  

We can also offer full time places, Monday-Friday.  If you are applying for a full time place, the fees payable are dependent on eligibility for the government’s 30 hours government funded childcare offer. We are proud to be supporting this initiative.  Please check your eligibility using the link below:

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

The cost of a full time place (an extra 17.5 hours per week) for September 2019, for families NOT eligible for the free 30 hours offer, is £420 per month for 10 months of the year. If you are interested in a full-time place, please indicate this on your registration form or contact the school office for more information. 

Reception

We welcome children to our Reception year in September. Your child would attend Reception in the academic year he or she turns 5. The process is managed by Southwark Council and applications must be made through the council. Heber is a community primary school and therefore places are allocated based on Southwark’s admissions criteria which can be found on their website. We advise you to read the guidance carefully. Please see below the criteria to apply for a place at Heber.

In the event of there being more applications than places available, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) and children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order) immediately following having been looked after [see note (a) of full policy]
  2. Children with siblings who are already on roll at the school and will still be on roll at their date of entry [see note (b) of full policy]
  3. Children with exceptional medical, social or psychological needs, where it is agreed by the Local Authority [“LA”] and the Headteacher that these can best be addressed at a particular school [see note (c) of full policy]
  4. Children of permanent staff employed at the school [see note (d) of full policy]
  5. Children living nearest to the school as measured by a straight line from the child’s home to the main school gate/entrance [see note (e) of full policy].

To note that a child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs whose Statement names a school must be admitted to the school in accordance with section 324 of the Education Act 1996. A child with an Education, Health and Care Plan whose plan names a school must be admitted to the school in accordance with section 37 of the Children and Families Act 2014. This is a separate process from the coordinated admission arrangements set by Southwark Council.

Applications should be made by the January prior to the next September intake. The deadline for September 2019 admissions has now passed, and families have received notification of the outcome of their applications direct from the Local Authority.

Click here to apply online.

For further information:

Tel: 020 7525 5337
Email: schools.admissions@southwark.gov.uk

Other Admissions

To join the school in other year groups, for example if your child is changing schools or you have just moved into the area, you should also apply directly to the Local Authority. However, please feel free to contact us to arrange a tour of the school and to discuss possible vacancies in other year groups, and we will be more than happy to help.

School Tours

We welcome any families who are interested in sending their child to Heber School to come for a tour of the school. Please contact the school office to arrange a date with us. Telephone 0208 693 2075 or email adminoffice@heber.southwark.sch.uk