Proudly Achieving Together


Welcome to our Early Years!


Here at Oldhill Community School there is one Nursery and two Reception classes, we are joined altogether in a bright, large and inviting unit that enables us to socialise and learn altogether! We have our own separate Early Years outside area and garden to explore and learn in every day! Outside is a classroom too! With us, you will learn holistically, all our practice is based on the EYFS curriculum.

To find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum please click here

To read the attached Development Matters document please click here

Attention children!  

Teachers and well trained practitioners will only teach through your interests, letting you lead us on how you wish to learn best. everything we do is PLAY based as we know this is the most successful and enjoyable way for you to learn when you are little. To find out more please look at our Early Years policy click here

Nursery Admissions

Please click here to learn how to apply for a Nursery place


Reception Admissions

Please click here to learn how to apply for a Reception place


General information 



Important dates


Activity/action required

1 September

Online applications open

September onwards- Check with individual schools for their dates.

Open days and evenings at Hackney secondary schools

28 September – 16 October

Cognitive ability tests for children attending Hackney primary schools

23 October

Closing date (please apply by this date)

31 October

Statutory closing date

21 November and 28 November

Cognitive ability tests for children attending primary schools outside Hackney

9 December

Last date to:
explain why your application was late
request changes to your application submitted on time
provide evidence of a change of address

1 March

National Offer Day

15 March

Last date to respond to your offer


Children start secondary school

There are currently 10 places for children from Reception to Year 6.
Parents and professionals are welcome to visit the school to see the ARP setting. Visits are organised every last Thursday of the month. Admission in the school does not guarantee a place in the ARP and children who are already enrolled are not given any priority.
Parents can notify the Hackney Education that they would like a place. However children are not put on a waiting list or given places on first come first served basis.
To be considered for a place in a Provision, the pupil must:
• Have a Statement of Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or be about to receive one
• Have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and meet other criteria set out by the Hackney Education ARP Allocation Panel.
• Placements are the decision of the Special Needs Advisory Panel. The ARP Allocations Panel is made up of representatives from Hackney Education, The Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service, the Autism Resourced Provisions and Specialist School provision.
• If a place is offered the panel will try to meet parents’ preferred school with resourced provision but cannot guarantee to do so.
• When a child is given a place, the authority will notify parents and the teacher responsible will make contact with school in order to set up a transition program.
• The aim of the ARP is that the child will be able to access 80% in mainstream class by the end of Year 6.

For more details, please visit Hackney Education Local offer website click here

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