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.   To attend one of our tours please email  to be booked onto the next scheduled tour or alternatively telephone the school on 020 7272 6580.    ***Update****  Please book your place on one of our school tours using this link Book a school tour date 


Nursery – Please apply for September 2023 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, Spring Term and Summer 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 addtional 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 22 to July 23.

Banding charges 2022-23

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 2020 and 31 August 2020

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th March 2023
Date of offer letter: Friday 31st March 2023
Start date: Phased entry during September 2023

For children born between 1st September 2020 and 31st December 2020

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th October 2023
Date of offer letter: Monday 30th March 2023
Start date: Phased entry during January 2024

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 2021-22  or alternatively obtain a part time 15 hour provision.

If we have spaces available we will have a January 2023 intake.  Please ensure your application is submitted by Monday 17th October and offers will be made on Friday 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 12.05pm) or
  • PM (12.30pm to 3.30pm)

Full time hours  (30 hours)

  • 9.00am to 3.25pm

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 13th January 2023 for  a September 2023 start date.

Islington Primary School Brochure

Reception waiting list

Important to note these changes from January 2021:  If you are on the Reception waiting list from September 2022.  This waiting list was managed by by Islington’s admission team and not directly with the school. At the end of December  2022 the waiting list for Reception will close and you will need to reapply to remain on the waiting list. You at this point  re-apply by completing an in-year application link below.   The waiting list from January 2023 remains in place until the end of the March 2023, to remain on the waiting list after this date again you will need to re-apply in the same way following the in-year link below.   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.

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

Secondary School Transfer – Year 6 (23-24)

Please see attached letter and booklet from Islington’s admission team regarding secondary school transfer for 23-24

Secondary Booklet 2023-2024

Secondary Transfer letter

Apply for a secondary school place

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 these changes from January 2021:  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: 26th July 2022 to December 2022

Spring term : January 2023 to 31st March 2023

Summer term: April 2023 to 23rd July 2023

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


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