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Early years Foundation Stage

Admissions to Maltby Manor Academy are controlled by the Trust and administered on behalf of the Trust by Rotherham Local Authority.

The Admissions policy and Admissions appeals timeline can be found below.

Foundation Stage

When your child joins our Foundation Stage you will be given the opportunity to have a home visit from school. This provides an important opportunity for us to both see your son or daughter in their home environment, and for you to ask us any questions or give us any important information. It also means that when your child comes to the less familiar environment of school for their first visit they will see a familiar face. We also hold a meeting before the end of the summer term for you to come to school, see the foundation stage environment and meet the whole team. It is really important you come to this meeting as a lot of important information is given out at this point.

Both F1 (Nursery) and F2 (Reception) classes have staged admission dates at the start of the year. This means we give children chance to settle in as part of a smaller group before the class gets into the full swing of learning. You will be given your child's starting date at the meeting mentioned above.


Dear Parents

We are now in the process of reviewing our waiting list ready for September starters, so if your child isn't already on the list and you would like them to get a place in September then please get in touch sooner rather than later, as space is limited.

Names can be added over the telephone or via email.

Telephone: 01709 813300

A foundation stage 1 or nursery place is normally three terms attendance, commencing in the autumn term one year before entry to foundation stage 2 or reception class.

Applications for a place in a foundation stage 1 class, nursery unit or early years centre should be made to the Principal.

You should be aware that gaining a place in the foundation stage 2 or nursery class at a school or children’s centre does not guarantee that a place will be available for your child in the foundation stage 2 or reception class at the same school.

Children are entitled to 15 hours of free early education and schools can deliver this flexibly over a minimum of three days. A number of different delivery models are in place, details are available from the School Office.

The admissions policy and further information can be found in Section 11 of the Admission to Primary School Booklet.