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Congratulations to all of Gruffalo class, you all excelled in our first ever Nativity.

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We really enjoyed celebrating Christmas with Nursery children and families today

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Gruffalo class today!

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Kilnwood Vale Primary School celebrates their official opening.

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Great community event today - lovely to meet so many local families and businesses.#CountdowntoChristmas

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Come along to the Kilnwood Vale Christmas Fair - lots of treats, presents and even an opportunity to see Santa!

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Great to have you there to celebrate our lovely new school, thank you!

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So pleased you could join us.

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Are you interested in getting into ? We have places for early years, primary, secondary and the assessment only route. Please get in touch with us & visit our website

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Great team effort today wearing their stripes to support and give back to a great local charity

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It has been lovely to meet so many prospective parents over the last 2 weeks. We still have some availability for school tours if you are looking for Reception places for September 2020. Phone or email the office to book a place.

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Pleased that our harvest gifts are going to a great local charity

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Beautiful cake to help celebrate with children and families

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Proud to be part of the GLF family

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Come and find out all about our brand new school. Open tours in November, contact the school office to book your place. You can apply now for 2020 places

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Looking for Reception places for 2020? We would love to welcome you to our Open Evening 6.30pm 19 November - contact the school office to book you place

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Lovely morning with Gruffalo parents today, taking part in our phonics workshop and sharing cakes in aid of

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Another Kilnwood Vale milestone today as we welcomed are first nursery children. What fun we had!

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Congratulations to on your first day. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday!

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Super impressed with our new Gruffalo’s today - we had such fun playing and getting to know you all today

Nursery Admissions

A child will be eligible for admission to a nursery class in Kilnwood Vale Primary School from the term after they turn 2 years old. Admission will be subject to an application being made and places available.

We propose to operate:

  • part time sessions of 3 hours a day (FEET/FEE) five days per week either morning or afternoon
  • sessions of 2 and a half days per week (FEET/FEE) (2 x 6 hour full day and 1 x 3 hour half day)
  • 5 full days with 2 and a half days per week funded (FEET/FEE) and two and a half days to be funded by the parent or carer. (Please check eligability as some families may qualify for 30 free hours per week for 38 weeks.)

The admission of Nursery children is delegated to the Governing Body of Kilnwood Vale Primary School by the Board of Trustees of GLF Schools. 

When the Nursery is over-subscribed, the Governors will consider applications in accordance with the following criteria set out in priority order. Length of time on any waiting list will not be taken into account.

Please use the follwing hyperlinks to the West Sussex County Council website to see more about free childcare for 2 year olds and 3 and 4 year olds and how you can apply.

When is my child eligible for free entitlement?

All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible the term after they become 3 years of age.

A child born on or between:

  • 1 April and 31 August - will become eligible for a free place from 1 September following their third birthday
  • 1 September and 31 December - will become eligible for a free place from 1 January following their third birthday
  • 1 January and 31 March - will become eligible for a free place from 1 April following their third birthday.

Eligible working parents wishing to access the extended free entitlement can only do so the term after receiving confirmation of their eligibility and should apply for this a term in advance.

Please also see FEET (free early education for two year olds) and 
FEE (free early education for 3 and 4 year olds) from the government website.


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