How to apply for a place at Margaret McMillan
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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 :
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:
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.
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.
The school will contact parents only if we have a query or are allocating you a place.
You can download the fees table here.
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:
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
Modified: September 26, 2016