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How to apply for a place at Margaret McMillan

If you want to register your child for admissions:

  • Call into the school office any week day to obtain an application form.
  • Download, print and fill in the form. Return the form in person or by post.

You will need a PDF reader installed on your device to read and print documents on this page.

If you want to change any details on your registration form:

  • Call into the school office any week day.

Information that may be useful

Priority is given to parents who live in Islington for all places.

All parents can apply for a class place for a three year old, to register your child we need :

  • Your name and your home address
  • Your child’s name and date of birth

All parents can apply for a free class place for a three year old. This provision is for 15 hours per week term time only: four days a week, either morning (9.30 – 11.45) or afternoon (1.15 - 3.30) plus 1 full day (9.30 – 3.30). This is free from the term after your child's third birth .

Further information about places for two year olds, including an eligibility check form, can be found on Islington Council's Web Site. (Link checked September 2016)

Only parents in work or accredited study can apply for day-care placement for 0-5 year olds. To register we need:

  • Your name and your home address
  • Your child’s name and date of birth
  • Details of the hours and days you work or study
  • The hours and days you need your child to attend nursery whilst you are in work or are studying.

Parents pay for this provision on a means tested scale subsidised by Islington Council. It operates 48 weeks of the year between 8am and 5.45pm. It includes all provision for under threes and everything but the part time class placement for over threes.

The main criteria for admissions are the number of places available in each age band and distance from your home to the school. The length of time on the waiting list is not a consideration. Each time a place becomes available we will consider all the children in that age band for a place based on the information on the application forms. We do our admissions throughout the year as places become available - this usually coincides with a half-termly break. Most allocations are done for the autumn term as this is when most vacancies arise.

About 10% of places are allocated as part of the Unsubsidised Scheme. The scheme enables parents who are able to pay the full market charges to apply for a place. Places within this scheme are allocated first to those who live in Islington, second to those who work in Islington, and third to other applicants. Parents who do not live in Islington can only apply for an unsubsidised place.

Special Need and Priority Referrals

There are 6 places for children with profound or complex Special Needs, these are allocated by the Under Fives Advisory Group (UFAG). Referrals to thus group are made by health or education professionals working with your child.

Children with less complex needs may be eligible for a Priority Referral place and allocated a place by the Early Years Priority Referral Team. If you think you qualify you should contact your Health Visitor, Social Worker or Family Support Worker.

Updating Parents

The school will contact parents only if we have a query or are allocating you a place.


You can download the fees table here.

Admissions Open Days

We have admissions open days each term when you can have a tour of the school and register your child.

To book a place on a tour:

  • call the office on 020 7281 2745
  • call into the office on any week day
  • send us an email

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If you have any queries or would like to request paper copies of any information on this website, please contact Mary Hart by filling in the form here.

OFSTED Registration Number: EY304482

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Modified: September 26, 2016

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