Nursery Admission

Our school is responsible for coordinating all nursery admissions. Parents are invited to make applications which we will hold on a waiting list.

We are currently allocating places for September in Nursery.

Please contact the school office for further details if you are looking for a place.

Joining our Nursery is the the start of your child’s educational journey with us.  It is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, a distinct stage of education that for children from the ages of 3 to 5.  

Within our school the Early Years Key Stage comprises of two phases; Lower EY (Nursery) and Upper EY (Reception).  Our children follow a curriculum that places learning and development firmly within the context of play, practical activity and experiential learning. 

From the term after their third birthday all children are entitled to a funded 15 hours nursery place.  In our Nursery we have places for 78 children and operate a selection of 15-hour attendance options. 

  • Option A – Daily morning session 8.40am – 11.40am
  • Option B – Daily afternoon session 12.15pm – 3.15pm
  • Option C – Monday and Tuesday: 9.00am – 3.00pm and Wednesday: 8.40am – 11.40am
  • Option D – Wednesday: 12.15pm – 3.15pm and Thursday and Friday: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Please be aware that there are limited places in each option and that whilst we will endeavour to meet all preferences, this cannot be guaranteed.

We work in partnership with Ryandale Playgroup, a private onsite Early Years provider who care for children aged 2-5 years.  They are able to offer an additional 15 hours to those families eligible for 30 hours free childcare under government arrangements.  Full details of this benefit can be obtained from

If you are interested in joining our Barley Fields Family and would like to come and view the school and meet the staff – please contact the school office to arrange an appointment on 01642 767051

Please see the links below for further information about our Nursery Admissions Policy, Advice for Parents and a copy of our Nursery application form. 

Reception Admission

Applications for places in our Reception classes are arranged by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s School Admissions Department and are allocated according to a strict set of admissions criteria.  Parents need to contact them directly to apply for a school place and attendance in our school nursery does not automatically guarantee a place in Reception.

For full details of our admissions process can be viewed from the Stockton School Admissions website at

Here you will find all the information and links needed for a school placement application as well as full details of the current admissions polices and procedures, admissions numbers and schools in the local area.

If you would like to discuss your personal circumstances they can also be contacted at

School Admissions Team
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council,
Municipal Buildings,
TS18 1XE

Tel: 01642 526605         Email:

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