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Please visit the London Borough of Hillingdon's School Admissions section via the below link

Prospective Parents


Choosing a school for your child is one of the many important decisions that you make as parents and carers. Getting the right start to education is vital. We believe that here at Newnham Infant and Nursery School we have the right balance of academic achievement, personal development and well-being. Our children are encouraged to explore, discover and engage in a variety of learning opportunities in a nurturing and caring environment.


If you are interested in visiting Newnham Infant and Nursery School then we would enjoy showing you around the school during a tour. We want to give you the opportunity to get a feel for Newnham and ask any questions. Our regular guided tours of the school are run by Miss Letch our Headteacher.


We are currently booking tours via the school office. Tours last between 30 to 45 minutes. Please call 02037456215.


To keep everyone safe we are limiting tours to a maximum of 2 families and we do ask that you take a lateral flow test and wear a face covering.



ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS:  Admissions to Nursery are the responsibility of the Governing Body (using the same criteria as for the infant School, see below).   Admissions to the Infant School are the responsibility of the Local Authority (Hillingdon).  Parents who are considering sending their child to Newnham are welcome to make an appointment with the Headteacher who will be happy to take them on a tour of the school.  An application for a place at the Infant School can be made on-line on


APPLICATION FOR A NURSERY PLACE:  Parents liaise directly with the School Administrator who will record the child’s details.  The school will then liaise directly with parents near the proposed date of admission.  Please apply for a Nursery place by the January, of the same year for starting in September.  Please note, if your child is attending our Nursery this does not automatically entitle you to a school place.   We can offer 30 hour (dependent on eligibility) and 15 hours morning or afternoon Nursery sessions.


APPLICATION FOR AN INFANT SCHOOL PLACE:  An information booklet will be distributed to all parents of children in the Nursery at the appropriate time.


HOW ARE DECISIONS ABOUT PLACES MADE?:  Newnham Infant and Nursery School is an over-subscribed school. If there are enough places at school for all applicants, then everyone will be offered a place.  If there are more applications than places available, they will be put in order of priority, as follows:


  1. Children in public care where the first preference school is the nearest maintained primary school to the normal place of residence.
  2. Children who suffer from a long term medical or psychological condition, or who have been assessed by the LA as having special educational needs, which makes it necessary for them to attend a particular school.
  3. Children who have a member of the immediate family whose medical or psychological condition makes it necessary for the children to attend a particular school.
  4. Children who will have an older brother or sister living in the same household or elsewhere who will still be attending the school (including a paired junior school) at the beginning of the term in which the younger child starts full-time education
  5. Children whose parents name the particular school as their first preference and who live nearest the school, measured in a straight line from the school to the home..
  6. Children whose parents name the particular school as their second preference. Places will be allocated only after all first preference applications have been considered.  Distance from home to school in a straight line is the only criterion.
  7. Children whose parents name the particular school as their third preference.  Places will be allocated only after all second preference applications have been considered.  Distance from home to school in a straight line is the only criterion.


N.B. Second or subsequent applications by parents for a place at the same school for the same child will not be considered, and will therefore not be eligible for an appeal unless there has been a significant change in the family’s circumstances since their first application, e.g. a change of address or a medical condition which was not known to the parents at the time of the first application.  This will apply to applications for places in any year group at any time of the year.


From September 2006 all authorities are required to coordinate the allocation of primary places for all schools in their area.


You will have to complete only ONE application form and on the form you will be able to state up to 6 schools including voluntary aided (religious) schools and foundation schools.  Therefore, if you are interested in a place at this school you must state it as one of your preferences.


You must the put the schools down in the order you would most like your child to attend.  It is in your child’s interest to put more than one school on your form but you will only be offered ONE school.  The Local Authority will coordinate the procedure and offer you a place at the highest possible preference.


Parents need to ensure they clearly complete forms in accordance with the instructions in the Local Authority’s admission pack.  Please ensure that you read the “Starting Primary School” booklet thoroughly before applying.  This booklet can be collected from a state infant/primary school in the London Borough of Hillingdon.