Early Years Admissions

Applying for a Nursery place at Selwyn Primary


We offer both funded and paid 2 Year old Nursery Places


2 year old funded Nursery Places:

If your child is between 2 and 3 years of age, you have an income below £16,190 and are claiming one of the following benefits, you could be eligible for a free early education place with a childcare provider:

• Income Support

• Income based Job Seekers’ Allowance

• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

• Guaranteed Element of the State Pension Credit

• Child Tax Credit, provided you have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs

• Or Working Tax Credit (with a family income of less than £16,190 as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs).


If you meet the criteria above apply now!


To find out if you are eligible for a free early education place go to to complete the online form. You will need to know your National Insurance number or National Asylum Seekers Number and basic information about yourself and then your child (those under the age of 3).


Once you have submitted your online eligibility form you will receive a reference number to include on your application.



For those that are not eligible for the 2 Year Old Funding we offer nursery sessions at the rate of £21 per 3 hour session (discounted to £95 for 5 sessions in a week).



3 and 4 Year Old Nursery Places


We offer 15 hours Free Early Education to all 3 and 4 year old children and 30 hours to those that meet the eligibility criteria. To apply you will need to collect an application pack from the school office.


All children are eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare per week. We currently offer 15 hours per week over a 38 week period (Term Time Only).

We offer AM (8:55-11:55), PM (12:25-15:25) or Full Day (8:55-15:25) sessions.


If you meet the following criteria you may be eligible for 30 hours funded childcare:

-both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family)

-each parent earns on average a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum wage (£107 a week or £5,574 per year) or 16 hours at National Living wage (£115 wa week or £5,990 per year)

-neither parent has an income of more than £100,000 per year


To confirm eligibility please follow the link below:




Early Years Pupil Premium:


Your child may also be eligible for additional funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium

if you have a household income below £16190 and are claiming one of the following benefits:

• Income Support

• Income based Job Seekers Allowance

• Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and with a family gross income of less than £16,190)

• National Asylum Seekers Support

• Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit

• Employments and Support Allowance - Income Related only

• Universal Credit


To apply you will need to complete an application form which is available electronically below or from the office.


For any applications you will need to contact the school office to make an appointment where you will need to bring either your child’s passport or birth certificate for proof of identity.


For further information regarding admissions at Selwyn Primary School, please contact Gina Milan on 02085273814.


Selwyn Admissions Consultation December 2018



Consultation from 1st December 2018 to 31st January 2019


Top of Form

Proposed Changes to the Admissions Criteria for Selwyn Primary School from 1st September 2020.


Selwyn Primary School is consulting on the proposal to continue to adopt the Waltham Forest Admission Arrangements for its schools in Waltham Forest. The proposal is that the current admission arrangements remain unchanged  with the single exception of an amendment to the definition of Priority 3 - Siblings in the Waltham Forest Community and Voluntary Controlled School Admissions.


The proposal is to remove the following paragraph:-


‘For primary applications, children with a brother or sister on roll in Reception to Year 6 at the time of the proposed admission up to a distance of 0.5 miles from the school if the family has moved since the last sibling was offered a place’


The rationale for the proposed change is that there are a number of gaps on the school roll particularly in Years 3, 4 and 5 where elder sisters or brothers have been withdrawn from the school because a younger sibling has not been offered a place.  The reason for them not being offered a place is that a new place of residence is outside the half a mile catchment area.


The impact of the proposed change will be that children who have been at the school for a number of years will not be forced to leave part way through their primary school career and thereby have their education disrupted.


A copy of the full proposed admission arrangements is located on the school website HERE.


If you would like to make further comments and for the areas on which comments are sought, please contact


Please complete the survey regarding the proposed changes to the admissions policy on the website  HERE.




Full proposed admission arrangements:
















Selwyn Primary School

Cavendish Road,

Highams Park,


E4 9NG






Main Telephone:

020 8527 3814

Fax: 0208 523 3230


Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Executive Principal – Jason Cook

Head of School – Lisa Bogle



School hours

Office Hours

8.30am - 4.30pm