We are delighted that you are considering our school for your child.
We have places for children in our morning session (8.45am – 11.45am) and in the afternoon session (12.30pm – 3.30 pm) as well as 30 hour places for those children eligible for the code. Children start in either September or January depending on available places and the age of your child.
Admission to Darell Nursery
Our provision is for 3 and 4 year olds and children are admitted in September or January of each year. Priority is given to siblings of children in the school, and then proximity to the school.
The school keeps a waiting list of applicants for Nursery places and children’s names can be added from the age of 2 years. To apply, contact the school and leave your child’s details.
Applications must be received at the school office by Friday, 1st March 2020 for a place in September 2020. Offers of places will be made on Friday, 1st May 2020.
All successful applications for a place will then be sent the school’s admissions form which must be completed and returned, accompanied by a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of address; this should ideally be a council tax bill or a utility bill.
The Nursery is staffed by a qualified teacher and one early years educator.
30 hours provision
Parents can check whether they could be eligible for 30 hours via Childcare Choices at:
or the Childcare Calculator at:
For a more detailed guide to the 30 hours eligibility criteria see:
Parents will be able to apply for both 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare at the same time by entering their details once. Parents’ eligibility for both schemes will be checked by HMRC at the same time.
To apply for 30 hours provision please follow this link https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow
Is my child ready for Nursery?
- Are they used to leaving you?
- Can they use the toilet by themselves?
- Are they learning to put on their jumpers, coats and shoes?
- Are they happy in the company of other children their age?
If you have any concerns about the above, you may:
- Contact your Health Visitor
- Speak to one of the Darell Nursery team
If you have questions about specific educational needs, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the Inclusion Manager
We strongly advise that your child has frequent visits to parks, playgrounds, the library and playgroups to help prepare them for nursery.
Want to know more?
If you would like to find out more about the Nursery please contact the office and speak to Laura or Alice to arrange a visit.
Telephone: 0208 876 6721
For our Reception 2020 intake we are admitting 30 pupils. Deadline for admission applications into Reception for next September is January 15th 2021.
Please click this link to view determined admissions arrangements for 2020/2021 for
Richmond's community schools and the co-ordinated schemes for Secondary and Primary admissions for all maintained, free and academy schools in Richmond.
Complete a school registration form (available from the school office) to ensure that you are on the school’s database.
Closing dates for primary applications is 15th January 2021 and 31 October 2021 for secondary transfer.
In-year applications to Darell school must be made using Richmond’s In Year Application Form available from Richmond School Admissions on tel 020 8891 7514 or by email email@example.com to request a copy or download a copy from the Richmond website at www.richmond.gov.uk
Please clink on this link to view how primary places were offered at community primary, junior and infant schools.
You are warmly invited to visit the school and see us at work and the facilities we have to offer. Please telephone the school to make an appointment for a tour with the Acting Heads, Paul Gilbert/Joe Porter.
We look forward to meeting you.