A Little School With Big Ideas
Joining Moggerhanger Primary School
If you are thinking of joining Moggerhanger Primary School, please click the link below to download our Prospectus to find out more about our school.
Children join our school at various points in their school career. This may be in Pre-School, Reception, or later on in other year groups (known as an ‘in year admission’. We welcome admissions at any of these points in your child’s school life, so please do get in touch to discuss whether we have spaces available. You will find further information about joining us further down the page.
School tours for prospective families are welcomed, please contact the school office on 01767 640270 or email email@example.com to arrange a tour of the school with the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Robbins.
Joining us in Early Years (Pre-School and Reception)
At Moggerhanger Primary School we are extremely proud of our Early Years setting, which comprises of Reception and Pre-School, both of which have exceptionally small class sizes. The kind and dedicated teaching staff work hard to create a warm and stimulating environment where learning is fun, and the children are at the heart of everything we do. Our Reception and Pre-School are a fully integrated part of the school, giving your child the opportunity to benefit from an extensive range of facilities in our primary school setting, such as a large, well equipped playground, field, Forest School area and traditional school hall. Our Pre-School and Reception each have their own connecting classroom, and are able to free-flow through both rooms and share a designated outdoor area during their child-initiated time.
We would love to invite you for a tour to visit our school in action. In the meantime, please watch our video to gain an insight into our wonderful Early Years setting
Admission to Pre-School
In Pre-School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance, learning through play and playful teaching, both inside and outside, whatever the weather. Your child will also start to do things like recognise and write their own name and develop their communication, literacy and numeracy skills through a combination of adult-led and child- led activities.
We place a high emphasis on outdoor learning. The children have continuous access to a high quality outdoor learning environment, and also have a dedicated ‘Forest School’ time once a week where they explore the wider school grounds.
Our Pre-School children usually join us the term after their 3rd birthday when their funding begins. We also offer the option of paid sessions after your child has had their 3rd birthday. We have three main start dates per academic year: September, after Christmas, and after Easter. Depending on your circumstances we may be able to enrol children before this or at different points in the year, please contact us to discuss your individual needs.
Please download our Pre-School Prospectus to find out more about our Pre-School.
Pre-School Funding and Fees
Funding for 3 and 4-year olds - Nursery Education Funding through Central Bedfordshire Council
15 hours of free nursery education is available to all 3 and 4-year olds. If your child's third birthday falls between:
1 April and 31 August they qualify for funding from 1 September
1 September and 31 December, they qualify for funding from 1 January
1 January and 31 March, they qualify for funding from 1 April (although school start dates will vary)
Free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds
Eligible working parents (earning criteria applies) of 3 and 4-year-olds are entitled to up to 30 hours of free childcare and early education per week, for 38 weeks of the year. Key points to note:
You do not have to use the full 30 hours each week
You can claim the 30 hours entitlement from the term after your child’s third birthday. Terms start on 1 January, 1 April and 1 September (although school start dates will vary)
You can continue to receive the 30 hours until your child reaches statutory school age or attends school in Reception class (year R).
Please refer to the Central Bedfordshire website for further information on help with childcare costs:
If you are only entitled to the 15 hours, you can pay for additional sessions. If your child uses their 15 free hours in another setting, you can pay for additional sessions with us. Any hours over your funded hours will be charged at £11.25 per additional session (3 hours).
Please contact our admissions team to discuss funded sessions and fees on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission to Reception
Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 are due to start school in September 2022.
You need to apply before 15 January 2022, even if your child already attends a nursery or pre-school on the school site.
Please click below to find out more information and to complete your school application:
Please note if you do not live in Central Bedfordshire, you will need to apply to Moggerhanger Primary School through your own council's application system.
In-year admissions are for admissions during the academic school year, other than the normal year of entry (i.e. starting in Reception in September). We have spaces available in most of our classes from Reception up to Year 6. If you would like to discuss joining us, please contact the school and arrange a tour or meeting with the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Robbins, who will be happy to guide you through this process.
Applications for places during the school year, for any year group except Pre-School, are made to Central Bedfordshire Council (or your own council if you do not live in Central Bedfordshire).
Please see our Pre-School funding form below for more information:
Below you will find our admissions consultations and policies.