Admissions Process

Danesfield Manor School

Admissions Process

Welcome to our Admissions.  We would like to assist you in making your journey to joining Danesfield Manor as easy as possible. Our Admissions Manager, Mrs Luiz is available to take your call, book in a tour and answer any questions you may have.  Please contact Mrs Luiz on:

Telephone: 01932 220930


Below is the outline of our admissions process. We hope you find this useful and looking forward to hearing from you.

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Early Years Admissions

Children are admitted to the Nursery throughout the year after they turn 2 and Pre-School the term after they turn 3.

The Nursery / Pre-School are available on a session basis.  The minimum requirement for Nursery is 3 core sessions and 5 core sessions for Pre-School.  The core sessions available are:

  • 9am to 11:30am
  • 12:30pm to 3:00pm
  • 12:30pm to 3:30pm (EYFE) Monday to Friday.

Sessions outside these times are available from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday on an Extended Year basis or Traditional Year basis.


Children are admitted into Reception in the September after their fourth birthday as full-time pupils.  20 places are available each year.  Observations take place prior to entry the following criteria are used:

  • Category 1: Children already attending Danesfield Pre-School are given priority for 16 Reception places.
  • Category 2: Children with a sibling at Danesfield Manor School.

Families will be given one week to accept the offer and return the Acceptance Agreement together with the Deposit Fee.  If places are not accepted, we will move down the list of registrations and offer the place to parents whose children who are not attending Pre-School.

Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE)  *(applicable to Pre-School only for up to 36 weeks ((Term Time)):

Early Years Free Entitlement is available to all children from the term after their third birthday until they reach statutory school age (the term after they are five).  However, a child is no longer eligible for Early Year Free Entitlement, if they attend a maintained nursery before statutory school age as funding cannot be claimed from both the maintained sectors.

If eligible for Early Years Free Entitlement your child is entitled to six free sessions of 2.5 hours (15 hours a week) or five afternoon free sessions of 3 hours (15 hours a week) for up to 36 weeks.

We are not delivering the 30 hours+ EYFS funding.

Years 1 - 6 Admissions

Places may be available in other year groups and parents are advised to contact the school to ascertain the situation.  The children are invited to spend the day with a class within their current year group.  Places are offered in Reception to Year 6 on a date of registration basis, using the same priorities as above.

We are a non-selective school, however, each child must attend an informal visit day before an offer of a place is sent to the parents.