Nursery Admissions

Oasis Academy Hadley has Nursery classes for both 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds which your child would typically start the term after their 2nd or 3rd birthday.

Children who are offered a place in our two or three-year-old classes, either mornings or afternoons, usually attend the nursery class for one or two years before starting in a reception at a primary school. The places are funded by the Nursery Education Fund.

Children who have a place in our nursery do not automatically move into our reception classes. Parents and Carers must apply for a reception place for their child through Enfield admissions service.

If you would like further information please call into reception, email us on hadley.admissions@oasishadley.org or call us on: 020 8804 6946.

You can also learn more about the Academy by downloading our prospectus here.

If you are a Parent or Carer and wish to apply for a place in two year old and three year old Nursery at Oasis Academy Hadley for the following September, you will need to complete our Application Form available on our website or from our reception.

Children do not move automatically from our 2 year old Nursery to our 3 year old Nursery. You must apply for a place even if your child is already in the Nursery.

The closing date for application for 2018-19 is 15th January 2018. The process of allocating places will begin after this date and you will be sent a letter or email from the Academy 18th April 2018.

You can download or read our Nursery Information Booklet here or contact us on 0208 804 6946 or email hadley.admissions@oasishadley.org for more information. Application forms must be returned to the Academy reception.

At Oasis Academy Hadley two year old children are offered a free part time Nursery place families are eligible for Terrific Twos funding. If you believe you are eligible please contact Informed Families at www.enfield.gov.uk/if. The sessions are either morning or afternoon and are 3 hours long.

Three year old children will be offered a part or full time Nursery place. The part time free sessions are 3 hours in length and are funded through the Nursery Education Fund (NEF). Free full time Nursery places are available for families who are eligible for 30 hours free childcare funding. If you believe you are eligible please let us know when you make your application.

Two Year Old Nursery

Oasis Academy Hadley is committed to serving the local children and local community and will follow the Local Authority’s admissions criteria as in the Terrific Twos scheme, accepting children regardless of ability faith.

Enfield Council’s Terrific Twos Admission criteria are as follows:

In order to be eligible, one or both parents of the two year old should be in receipt of one of the following types of state support:

  • Working Tax Credit – but with an income below *£16,190 - joint income if you co-habit
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (IR)
  • Assisted as an Asylum Seeker under part VI of the Immigration Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit only, and have an annual income of less than £16,190 (this figure is updated each year from 6th April) - joint income if you co-habit
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.

You may also be eligible if:

  • If the child receives Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or if they have a current statement of Special Educational Need (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
  • If the child is 'looked after' by the Council. The Terrific Twos Team will need to confirm with the Looked After Children Team (LAC) if an early learning placement is appropriate for the child at this stage.
  • If the child has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order.

As part of our administration procedures we will check your eligibility against the NI and NASS national database. This will automatically indicate if you are eligible within the above criteria.

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published number, applications will be considered against the oversubscription criteria set out below. 

  1. Children for whom a particular school is appropriate on exceptional medical grounds.  Such applications will considered under this criterion only if they are supported by an attached written statement from a doctor.  This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s medical need and the school requested.
  2. Children with a brother or sister, sibling, who will be attending the school at the time of proposed admission.  The children concerned must be living at the same address.  The term “sibling” means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins.  The sibling link will be withdrawn for any future siblings of any child who has started at a school and it is subsequently found that they had gained a place on the basis of a fraudulent application.
  3. Children whose parent is a member of staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application and/or children of a member of staff who has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  4. Children living nearest to the school measured as the crow flies, that is, in a straight line from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school on South Street. Travel by private car or public transport will not be taken into account. All distances will be calculated by Enfield Council’s admissions IT system using Address Base Premium. This provides a national grid co-ordinate and a unique reference for each postal address in Great Britain. The grid reference is provided to a resolution of 0.1 metre (10cm). The accuracy of each Address Base Premium is such that each point will fall within the addressed building. In the case of a multi-occupancy building such as flats where there may only be one address point, priority will be given to the applicant whose door number is the lowest numerically and/or alphabetically.

Three Year Old Nursery

Oasis Academy Hadley offer part time and full time places in our three year old nursery. All families are eligible for free part time places (15 hours for 38 weeks). Some families will be eligible for free full time day care (30 hours for 38 weeks).

Parents of three and four year olds will need to meet the following national criteria in order to be eligible for 30 hours free childcare:

  • They earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months.
  • This equates to £120 a week (or c.£6,000 a year) for each parent over 25 years old or £112.80 a week (or c.£5,800 a year) for each parent between 21 and 24 years old.
  • This applies whether you are in paid employment, self-employed or on zero hours contract.
  • The parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the free childcare to enable them to work.
  • Where one or both parents are on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, or if they are on statutory sick leave.
  • Where one parent meets the income criteria and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have been assessed as having limited capability to work.
  • Where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’ (i.e. they are newly self-employed) they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for 12 months.
  • If a non-EEA national, the parent must have recourse to public funds.
  • A parent will not meet the criteria when:
  • Either parent has an income of more than £100,000
  • Either parent is a non-EEA national and subject to immigration control (and has no recourse to public funds)

Applications from families eligible for 30 hours free day care will be considered alongside those for the 15 hours free day care.

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the oversubscription criteria set out below. After the admission of students with an Education, Health and Care plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the Academy will take priority. The criteria will then be applied in the order in which they are set out below.

  1. Children in public care (looked after children) and children who were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.
  2. Children in care are children who are in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by that local authority in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989.
  3. Children for whom a particular school is appropriate on exceptional medical grounds. Such applications will be considered under this criterion only if they are supported by an attached written statement from a doctor. This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s medical need and the school requested.
  4. Children with a brother or sister, sibling, who will be attending the school at the time of proposed admission. The children concerned must be living at the same address. The term “sibling” means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins. The sibling link will be withdrawn for any future siblings of any child who has started at a school and it was subsequently found that they had gained a place on the basis of a fraudulent application.
  5. Children whose parent is a member of staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application and/or children of a member of staff who has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  6. Children living nearest to the school measured as the crow flies, that is, in a straight line from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school on South Street. Travel by private car or public transport will not be taken into account. All distances will be calculated by Enfield Council’s admissions IT system using Address Base Premium. This provides a national grid co-ordinate and a unique reference for each postal address in Great Britain. The grid reference is provided to a resolution of 0.1 metre (10cm). The accuracy of Address Base Premium is such that each point will fall within the addressed building. In the case of a multi-occupancy building such as flats where there may only be one address point, priority will be given to the applicant whose door number is the lowest numerically /or alphabetically.

The child’s permanent home address is where he or she normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Proof of residence can be requested at any time throughout the admissions process. If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place will be withdrawn.

Where two or more children live in a flat or other multi-home dwelling and it is not possible to determine which applicant lives closest to the preferred school as measured in a direct line from the building to the school; the available place(s) will be allocated by drawing lots.

If there are more applicants than there are places remaining within a particular category, random allocation will be used to allocate the final available place(s). The random allocation process will be independently verified.