Nursery school admissions

Primary schools in Neath Port Talbot offer part time nursery provision. 

When can children start nursery?

Children can access a part time nursery place from the start of the term following their third birthday or the day after their 3rd birthday providing there is sufficient room in the nursery. 

Attendance at a Nursery Class does not automatically entitle a child to a reception class place in the same school. A separate application will have to be submitted for admission to the reception class at the school you wish your child to attend.

For admission to faith schools please contact the schools direct. (Alderman Davies Church-in-Wales Primary, Bryncoch Church-in-Wales Primary, St Joseph's Catholic Infant, St Joseph's Catholic Primary (Neath), St Therese's Catholic Primary).

How to apply for a nursery school place?

Applications for those children who will be 3 years old between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 will be available from the Admissions Team from 6th October 2017.  The application forms must be returned by 29th March 2018.

Applications for those children who will be 3 years old between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 will be available from the Admissions Team from 5th October 2018.  The application forms must be returned by 29th March 2019.

You can also download and complete the form below. 

Downloads
File type Document File size
pdf Application for Nursery Admission 2018-2019 486 KB
pdf Application for Nursery Admission 2019-2020 762 KB

Please return application forms to:
School Admission Office
Civic Centre
Port Talbot
SA13 1PJ

FAQ

  1. What address should I use on my application form?
  2. I know which school I want my child to go to. Why should I request other school?
  3. How can I find out more about a particular primary, infant, junior or comprehensive school?
  4. Can I apply for a school in another Local Authority?
  5. What if I do not live in Neath Port Talbot but want my child to attend a Neath Port Talbot school?
  6. What if there are changes to the information I have submitted on my application?

What address should I use on my application form?

You should use your current permanent address where you are living at the time you fill in the application. A pupil’s home address is considered to be a residential property that is the child’s only or main residence. At the time of application proof of permanent resident at the property concerned is required. Where documentary evidence can substantiate to the satisfaction of the Local Authority that care is split equally between parents at separate addresses, parents must name the address to be used for the purpose of allocating a school place. 

I know which school I want my child to go to. Why should I request other schools?

If you only list one school you cannot be certain that your child will be offered a place there and, if you are unsuccessful we will not know what your second or third preference would have been. You are strongly recommended to indicate more than one preference. Doing so does not reduce your chance of getting your first preference school. 

How can I find out more about a particular primary, infant, junior or comprehensive school?

You can find some information in the parents’ handbook. You can also contact the school that you are interested in to get a copy of their prospectus, which will give you more details about the school. You can also ask to visit the school and talk to the Headteacher. 

Can I apply for a school in another Local Authority?

Yes, when applying for a school in another Local Authority please contact the relevant council where the school is, in order to obtain an application form and apply to them direct. 

What if I do not live in Neath Port Talbot but want my child to attend a Neath Port Talbot School?

For any children wanting to attend a Neath Port Talbot school please make all applications via a paper form to the admissions team at Neath Port Talbot Council. 

What if there are changes to the information I have submitted on my application?

All changes need to be made in writing to the admissions team whether they happen before or after the closing date. 

The Childcare Offer for NPT

30 hours free childcare and early education

The Childcare Offer for Wales provides 30 hours a week of free childcare and early education for eligible working parents of 3 to 4 year olds, for up to 48 weeks of the year.

The Offer consists of a combination of the existing Foundation Phase Nursery (FPN) provision open to all 3 and 4 year-olds, and additional funded childcare.

All applications for the Childcare Offer are processed by Neath Port Talbot Council’s Childcare Offer Team.  For further information, please visit www.nptfamily.com or telephone 01639 873018.