Parents who are considering sending their children to Acorn Academy are welcome to contact the school for an appointment with the Headteacher who will show them round.
Most of our children live in the areas of Witham surrounding our school. However, some of the children who attend our speech and language provision come from a wider area, as ours is one of the few infant schools with a resource base for children with identified speech and language disorders.
As a fully inclusive school we welcome all children, regardless of disability, and work closely with parents and outside agencies to make any necessary adaptations both before admission and during a child’s time in our school.
Since September 2009, all children have started school full time in the September of the academic year in which they have their fifth birthday. This change to our admissions policy has been very popular with parents and although some children have been very young when they have first started with us we have seen the huge benefit to them of attending full time for the whole of their Reception Year.
Parents who would like their child to attend Acorn Academy will need to complete an application via the Essex County Council website below.
Our nursery class opened on 1st May 1995. Changes were made to the nursery provision from September 2017 to cater for the 15 hour universal entitlement and the 30 hour offer that is available to some parents. Our nursery now has 36 places with the 15 hour offer being 9.00-12.00 every day. Parents who are entitled to received 30 hours free nursery provision or those who wish to pay for extra hours can extend their child's day to 3.00.
Admission to the nursery is through application to the school. If all spaces are filled, a waiting list is operated and families will be notified when a place becomes available for their child.
Children are eligible to start in our nursery at the beginning of the term after their third birthday. In the September after their fourth birthday they move to a Reception Class (Year R) either in this school or another school. Parents need to apply to the Local Authority for a Year R place for their child even if their child has attended our nursery.
A brochure giving more details about our nursery provision is available from the school office and on the 'welcome' page of this website. Further details are also available on the 'nursery' tab under the 'key information' balloon on this website.
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