At Yerbury we welcome everyone. We are an inclusive school at the heart of our community and are very proud of all our children. We look forward to meeting you and your family in school.

The application process follows precisely the regulations set out by Islington (our local education authority).

Islington Local Authority Coordinated Admission Scheme 2023-24

Islington Early Years Admission Policy

The process for applying varies depending on whether you are applying for a place in Nursery, Reception or Years 1 to 6. Please follow the advice and links below carefully.


You are very welcome to come and visit us at school. Visits to the school for prospective parents are arranged by appointment and run more frequently in the Autumn term and then monthly during the spring and summer months.  Please click the link to book our one of our school tours.  Book a school tour date 

Nursery – Please apply for September 2024 places

To apply for a NURSERY place at Yerbury:

Once your child is two years old you can apply directly to Yerbury to be place on our waiting list.

Children are admitted to our Nursery at the start of the Autumn Term and Spring Term*
following their third birthday, *if places are available. Attendance will be on a full time or part time basis. This is a school nursery class and as such operates during term times only.

Please complete the application form by downloading this link Nursery application form or alternatively you can call into the office to pick a copy up between 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday.

Free Childcare Entitlement

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 15 hours’ free early education or childcare per week, and working parents may be eligible for an additional 15 hours (up to 30 hours per week in total).

  • 15 hours free early education
    You do not need to apply for the 15 hours a week/term time, the funding will be arranged on their behalf by the school and will continue to be funded until they start in Reception.
  • 30 hours free early education
    Eligible working parents can get an additional 15 hours, accessing up to 30 hours of free childcare a week/term time (up to 1140 hours per year).
    Your eligibility depends on: if you are working, how much you earn, your child’s circumstances and your nationality. To find out if you are eligible and to apply, please go to . If you are entitled, you will get a childcare account and be given a 15-digit code which you must to give to the school office to reserve your full-time place, if offered.

Other sources of Childcare funding

Islington Childcare bursary
The childcare bursary helps parents who are starting work, a work placement, or short-term training to pay for childcare. You may qualify for a childcare bursary if you live in Islington and:

–  Are on a low income have a child aged 0-16 (or up to 18 with disabilities) who needs childcare
–  Can’t get childcare funding by any other means are starting work, a work placement or training

Visit https: for more information

Top up payments

We also offer the option for parents/carers to pay a top up fee for the additional 15 hours if they do not meet the criteria for the 30 hours.  Please click on below link to see the banding charges from Sept 23 to July 24.

Banding charges Sept 23

Allocation of Nursery places at Yerbury

Nursery places are allocated using the following criteria:

  • the number of places available
  • whether the child has a brother or sister already at school
  • the nearness of home to school
  • the educational, medical and social needs of the child

Admission dates and application deadlines

For children born between 1 April 2021 and 31 August 2021

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th March 2024
Date of offer letter: Friday 22nd  March 2024
Start date: Phased entry during September 2024

For children born between 1st September 2021 and 31st December 2021

Closing date for applications: Friday 11th October 2024
Date of offer letter: Monday 21st October 2024
Start date: Phased entry during January 2025

Applications received after the deadline will be considered once the first application round are completed
and places have been allocated.

If your child’s 30 hour eligible place is confirmed please obtain your 15 digit code  eligibility code application and forward to the school office asap . Offers of full-time places will be provisional until we can confirm eligibility by validating the code provided.  If you are not eligible for the funded 30 hours you can apply to pay top up for the additional 15 hours top up charges  or alternatively obtain a part time 15 hour provision.

If we have spaces available we will have a January 2025 intake.  Please ensure your application is submitted by Friday 11th October and offers will be made on Monday 21st October. Please contact the school office on 0207 272 6580 to check for any vacancies.

Please be aware that a place in Nursery DOES NOT guarantee a place in Reception.  A separate application is required for Reception: please see below for details on how to apply.

Our Nursery provision:

Part time hours (15 hours)

  • AM (9.00am to 12.00pm) or
  • PM (12.30pm to 3.30pm)

Full time hours  (30 hours)

  • 9.00am to 3.30pm

Please indicate on your application form which provision you would like to apply for.

If you accept the place offered we will ask for proof of  address along with documentary proof linking your child to your address (e.g. a recent child benefit letter, tax credits ).  We will also inform you of the ways in which we will welcome you and your family to Yerbury.


To apply for a place at RECEPTION at Yerbury:
All applications are dealt with by the Islington Admissions Team.  Please apply directly to them by using this link to their website  Apply for a primary school place.  There you will find all the advice and information you will need.  Please be aware the deadline for Reception applications in 15th January 2024 for  a September 2024 start date.

Islington Primary School Brochure

Reception waiting list

The Reception waiting list from September 23 to December 23 is managed by Islington Council.  The school does not hold the list or make the offers during this time.  At the end of December the waiting list is cleared and you will need to apply for an IN-YEAR application.  From January 2024 the school is then responsible for managing admissions.   Your application is only valid for one term and you will therefore need to reapply as per the dates below

Note: If however you already have a sibling in the school you will not need to reapply as you application will be carried over each term.

Autumn term:  July 2023 to December 2023

Spring term : January 2024 to 31st March 2024

Summer term: April 2024 to 25th July 2024

 If you experience any difficulties, or need clarification, please contact  on 020 7527 5515.

Secondary School Transfer – Year 6 (24-25)

Please see attached letter and booklet from Islington’s admission team regarding secondary school transfer for 24-25

Secondary Booklet 2024-2025

Apply for a secondary school place

Important dates to remember

Year 1 to 6

To apply for a place in Years 1 to 6 (Primary in-year admissions):

Please follow the below link for making an in-year application.   

Click to make an IN-YEAR application

Important to note:  Waiting lists are now kept on a termly basis. Therefore, if you are not offered a place within that term in which you applied you will need to reapply to remain on the current waiting list for the next term.   Below are the waiting list open and closed (cleared dates).

Autumn term:  July 2023 to December 2023

Spring term : January 2024 to 31st March 2024

Summer term: April 2024 to 25th July 2024

If you any questions please contact the school office team who can assist you 0207 272 6580 or email


The below link you may find useful to determine your most local school from your current living address.

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