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EYFS Admissions 2024-2025

There are two admission processes, Normal Round and In-Year.

The Normal Round process is used by families making applications for Nursery or Reception places each September.  This is a national process and is part of the Co-ordinated Admissions scheme.  Applications can be made on-line or via a paper application, all of which are handled by the Local Authority in which parents/carers live.  If you wish to apply via a paper application, this can be obtained from the school office.  The completed form will then be forwarded to the relevant Local Authority admissions department on your behalf.

The In-Year process is used by parents/carers who wish to make an application for Nursery or Reception places at any other time of the year or by parents/carers who wish to apply for their child’s place in Years 1-6.  These applications are to be made directly through the school.

Each year, the school has to determine its admissions arrangements.  Our school follows the Societas Admissions policy, underpinned by the Stoke-on-Trent Local Authority Admissions arrangements, for more information please click the link below.

Link to Stoke-on-Trent City Council – Admissions Department 2024-2025


Link to the school admissions code:


Prospective EYFS Parents 

Ash Green Primary Academy would like to extend a very warm welcome to you all and we thank you for taking the time to consider us for the start of your child’s school journey. 

This page will provide important documents that you might need to access as well as information, videos and photographs of our EYFS environment at Ash Green. We hope that you find the page useful, but please do not hesitate to contact Miss Bishop (Assistant Headteacher and EYFS Leader), we will be more than happy to help!

The Reception year is so very important and we pride ourselves on offer a caring, stimulating environment, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of four and five year olds. We are proud of our educational and look forward to welcoming you into school for a tour of our provision. These visits will be made available during the Autumn term, once the admissions applications are open. For now, we hope that you enjoy the video below and get a taste of what life at Ash Green is like! This video was filmed after a busy December school day, so please excuse some of the mess on the floor! Our classrooms are busy, child-led environments which we hope you appreciate that as you watch!


The Road to School- School Readiness

EYFS Ash Green Prospectus (2023-24)

EYFS- KS1 Transition Policy (2023-24)

2024 EYFS Statutory Framework


Reception Virtual Presentation

At Ash Green Primary Academy, we also offer term time Nursery provision, we aim to give all children children the very highest quality learning experiences, in a stimulating and creative environment. The highly skilled Early Years Practitioners deliver quality education planned around the children’s needs and interests, overseen by our EYFS lead. The staff are responsive and reflective, ensuring that the children’s learning is exciting and innovative. The children become confident and independent learners who solve problems and initiate learning. The children benefit from a large open plan area with free flow access at all times to the smaller outdoor area which includes a covered area, outdoor equipment, a mud kitchen and woodland area.

“Teachers are aspirational in the outcomes they are aiming for with children. Provision is well planned to enable children to achieve all appropriate level.”- EYFS External Moderation May 2019

We are so proud of our Nursery provision, check out our 360 tour to get an insight into what our Nursery classrooms look like!




How to apply for a place in Nursery at Ash Green Primary Academy for this academic year…

We still have some availability for our super Nursery class! If your child turns three by August 31st, they would have been eligible to start school in the school year beginning September 2023.  You will need to complete an online application or alternatively, you can contact the school office at: AGnursery@ashgreenprimary.co.uk

Please see the link below and the Prospectus published by Stoke on Trent council for further support and information.  If you are not able to complete an application online, you can collect a paper copy from your catchment school and post this in. If you applied online, you will be sent an e-mail confirming the outcome of your application and If you applied using a paper form, you will be sent a letter on the notification date by post. Please allow 2 to 3 working days for your letter to arrive.

Stoke LA Primary School Prospectus.pdf

Stoke on Trent Schools Admissions Link



School readiness

Please find below leaflets provided by Stoke on Trent council and the Department for Education regarding starting school. There are also some links to websites that you may find useful.

EYFS Parent Guide

School Readiness Checklist

What to Expect, When?