Admissions

Nursery

Children are accepted into Nursery in the term of their 3rd birthday. Should they qualify for the Government’s 2yr old funding, places are also available for pupils at the beginning of the term they turn 2. The Nursery is open to any child in Spalding and District.

The Nursery has a maximum of 52 sessions offering 15 hours free provision a week for 3yr olds or 30hrs for those who are eligible. This can be taken in 3 hour daily sessions, morning or afternoon, or more flexibly, in blocks of 6 hours. There is also the facility to pay for additional hours, spaces permitting.

Children in Nursery regularly join in main school activities and assemblies and have the opportunity to use our extensive playground and outdoor areas. The Nursery and Reception Class teachers plan and work together very closely so that children transfer to our main school experience as smooth a transition as possible.

Parents who are considering sending their child to Nursery are most welcome to come and meet the staff and view the Nursery at work. Open evenings are held at key points throughout the year.

Application forms for a Nursery place are available from the main school office.

Main School
 
Children start Primary School in the September after their 4th birthday. Parents must complete a preference form and return it to LA County Offices by the specified date. Children transferring from other primary schools may be admitted at any time during the school year providing there is a place for them.

The Primary School has 210 places. There are seven single age classes with a limit of 30 children per class in Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Before your child starts at St Paul’s in September, Reception Class staff will visit you and your child at home in order to begin to develop a positive relationship. Children then attend school on a short phased start, allowing them to settle gradually into the school routine.

All admissions to school from the age of 4 are handled by the County Council. Please contact 01522 782030 (schooladmissions@lincolnshire.gov.uk.) or further details can be obtained from the school office.