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Nursery Admissions


Admission to nursery is not covered by Statute but the following criteria is policy for admission to Mini Meophams. 


Children are normally considered for admission to our nursery calendar year before they are due to enter Reception. Where spaces are available, younger children will be considered and offered places.


Admissions criteria for allocating nursery places are as follows:

  • Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care

  • Current Family Association

  • Health, Social and Special Access Reasons

  • Children Eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium

  • Age

  • Distance from the school



  • To be eligible under the second criterion, the sibling must still be attending the mainstream school when the younger child takes up a place in the nursery

  • A place in the nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception class of the mainstream school. Therefore a separate application must be made for admission to the main school

  • Applications should be made directly to Meopham Community Academy.


All children are eligible for 15 hours of free funding from the term after the child’s 3rd birthday. Entitlement to a Free Early Education place does not offer a guarantee of a place at any one provider or a particular pattern of deliver. 


Children who are younger than 3 may be offered a place no earlier than the September after they have turned 2. Children who are 2 years old and eligible for a 'Free for 2 (FF2)' place can apply at any point during the term, in accordance with the eligibility confirmed start date. 


You can apply for a place at Mini Meophams for your child by contacting the main school office on