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We currently have 15 and 30 hour funded and paid spaces in our nursery.  We also run an early years breakfast and tea time club (7.50am - 6pm).  Please contact  admissions@gwynjones.waltham.sch.uk for more information.

Admission Arrangements

Classes are divided into four phases:-

  • The Foundation Stage. This includes the Nursery and children in Reception classes.

  • Key Stage One. This is for pupils in years 1 and 2.

  • Lower Key Stage Two. This is for pupils in year 3 and 4.

  • Upper Key Stage Two. This is for pupils in years 5 and 6.

 The Governing Body of the school follows the Waltham Forest policy on admissions.  This is detailed below.


Admissions to Nursery:

There is a universal entitlement for all 3 and 4 year old children to access 15 hours (FEEE) of free childcare. Children are eligible in the term after their 3rd birthday. 

An additional 15 hours free early education entitlement (FEEE) is available for working families (subject to criteria). This combined with the 15 hours FEEE could provide up to a total of 30 hours FEEE. Parents can check if they are eligible for 30 hour nursery provision by visiting www.childcarechoices.gov.uk Parents are provided with a code to use to claim their entitlement. Parents who are not entitled to 30 hours FEEE can pay for additional hours.

At Gwyn Jones Primary School we offer FEEE entitlement as follows:  

  • 5x 3 hour morning sessions 8.45am to 11.45am

  • 5x 3 hour afternoon sessions 12.15 – 3.15pm 

  • 5x 6 hour all day sessions 8.45 am to 3.15pm (a limited number of places are available). 


In order to provide continuity of care, Gwyn Jones Primary funds a half hour lunch break between 11.45-12.15pm. Children will need to bring a packed lunch and are supervised during this time. 

We also offer an early years breakfast (7.45 to 8.45) and early years after school club (3.15 to 6pm) at an additional cost.

Children are eligible to start at Gwyn Jones Nursery the term after their 3rd birthday. Places are allocated according to age with priority given to:

·         children who are looked after children (LAC) or have been previously looked after (PLAC).

·         Children with an EHCP.

·         sibling children

·         children living in the local area

·         Children with additional needs will be considered individually.

Parents are able to request a preference for either session or a full-time place but we cannot guarantee that all preferences will be met. Please note that admission to Gwyn Jones Nursery does not guarantee your child a school place at statutory school age. Application enquiries can be made in the School Office. 

Admissions to the School at Reception age (the year in which the child is five years old):

 Children are invited to join Waltham Forest Schools in September if their fifth birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August in the designated academic year.

 Applications for admission must be made via the London Borough of Waltham Forest Admissions Service. Click here to access the site.  Applicants will be asked to complete a Common Application Form between 1st September and early December in the year prior to admission. The Local Authority will then apply the admissions criteria to each application, informing parents of the outcome of their application by the deadline set.

If demand for places is higher than the number of places available, all applications will be considered on an equal basis within the categories:

•    Children in public care

•    Children with education health care plans

•    Exceptional medical or psychological grounds

•    Children with siblings already at the school

•    Children living closest to the school


Admissions to the School in Years 1 – 6:

 All admissions are managed by the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

 Children can be admitted throughout the year, in any year group where there are spaces. If there are no spaces, a child’s name can be placed on the waiting list until a place becomes available within the borough. In the event of there being several names on the waiting list, borough criteria will apply.


Admissions for pupils with Disabilities:

 Pupils with special educational needs including physical disabilities are allocated places at schools in Waltham Forest according to local authority policy. Full details are available via the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service via the following email address: wf.sendiass@walthamforest.gov.uk

School Admissions Service
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Forest Road 
E17 4JF 

Telephone: 020 8496 3000 
Email: admissions@walthamforest.gov.uk



Below is the School Prospectus. This contains lots of information about the school, including:

* timetable- start/finish times

* information on attendance and holidays

*details about uniform

Starting School

Timings of the School Day


Start Time

Break Time

Lunch Time


Home Time 


Morning - 8:45am-11:45am

(for full time Nursery children) 11:15am-12:15pm








Years 1 and 2




2:00pm -2:10pm


Years 3 and 4






Years 5 and 6






Total hour per week: 32.5


We ask children to wear a red sweatshirt or cardigan, either plain or with the school logo embroidered on which are available from the following website:


Or from the monthly PTSA upcycle shop at school.

The rest of the uniform is as follows:

-Black or grey trousers, black or grey shorts, black or grey skirt or black or grey dress/pinafore.

-white shirt, t-shirt. Polo shirt

-White, red or grey socks or tights

-Black shoes or trainers

For years 1-6, they will also need to come to school wearing a PE kit consisting of a white t-shirt, black/grey shorts, black /grey tracksuit bottoms, red jumper and trainers.

 No jewellery is allowed in school.


One of our top priorities is for all children to enjoy learning, experience success and realise their full potential. Regular attendance has a positive effect on the motivation and attainment of children. We believe that children who attend school regularly are more likely to feel settled in school, maintain friendships and gain the most benefit from their learning. 

It is vital that children develop regular attendance habits at an early age. Therefore, we encourage parents who have children of nursery, primary and secondary age children to send their children to school to every session that is available to them.

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