Here at Hempstalls, we feel that it is important for prospective parents to visit our school to get a real idea of how wonderful our learning environment really is. Due to the number of enquiries we receive about school visits, we arrange a handful of dates each term both during school hours and evenings. To register your interest for a visit to Hempstalls Primary School, please complete the form below. A member of staff will reply with an acknowledgement email containing the dates for upcoming visits. Please also keep checking our website on this page or the calendar.
Are you eligible for Think2?
If families claims any one of the following, the answer is yes:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax and NI contributions, and not including benefits
- Child Tax Credit OR Working Tax Credit and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax (but not both)
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Two year olds could also be eligible if they:
- Attract Disability Living Allowance (DLA) *
- Are looked after by their local authority *
- Have left care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order *
- Have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC) *
If you’re a non-EEA citizen who cannot claim benefits:
- Claimed asylum in the UK and are waiting for a decision (known as ‘part 6’) *
- Been refused asylum in the UK (known as 'section 4') *
A 2-year-old you care for may also get free childcare if your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, and you have any of the following:
- Leave to remain with 'no recourse to public funds' on family or private life grounds *
- Support from your local council because you have ‘a child in need’, for example they have a disability or a child protection plan *
- The right to live in the UK because you’re the main carer of a British citizen (known as a ‘Zambrano Carer’)*
* Documentation will be required as proof where an application is made against these additional criteria. Copies of the documentation can be posted or emailed to our team.
When will your child be eligible?
Your child is eligible from the school term after their second birthday.
- 1 January - 31 March, you can apply from this period. Funded places can then start in the summer term (from 1 April)
- 1 April - 31 August, you can apply from this period. Funded places can then start in the autumn term (from 1 September)
- 1 September - 31 December, you can apply from this period. Funded places can then start in the spring term (from 1 January)
We are also offering none funded places - to apply for a paid place, please contact Miss Franks on 01782 950082.
For more information about our Cubs Setting, please read through our Cubs Information Booklet or visit us on one of our open mornings. To enquire, please call on 01782 950082.
Nursery Age Admissions
Designated maintained nursery classes within Primary, Infant and First schools admit children at a single point of entry in the September of the academic year in which they become four.
When is my child eligible?
For children whose date of birth is between 1st September and 31st August, they are eligible to start in the September after their 3rd birthday.
How do I apply for a Nursery place?
Paper application form from Hempstalls Primary School Office-you will receive a decision after the offer date by 2nd class post.
- To print and return to school - to be released in January 2024
- To complete digitally and return via email - to be released in January 2024
When is the Closing Date?
Please check with the school directly.
For more information about our Nursery Classes, please read through our Nursery Information Booklet or visit us on one of our open mornings. To enquire, please call on 01782 950082.
When can my child start school?
Your child can start school full-time in a reception class in the September of the academic year in which they become five. For September admissions, dates of birth should fall between:
1st September and 31st August
How do I apply for a Reception place?
You must make an application even if your child is currently attending a nursery class or has an elder brother or sister attending the school.
You can apply for a school via the following methods:
Paper application form from www.staffordshire.gov.uk/admissions - you will receive their decision after the offer date by 2nd class post. If you wish to make more than 3 preferences, please email with the details.
Who can apply?
Anyone with parental responsibility for a child. We expect parents to agree on school places before an application is made, and may demand evidence from you that this is the case. The local authority is not in a position to intervene in disputes between parents over school applications and will demand that these are resolved privately.
When should I apply?
You must apply for a school place for your child between November and January. Applications received after the closing date may only be considered after those applications that were received on time have been dealt with and may result in your child not being dealt with and may result in your child not being admitted to your preferred school/s.
When is the Closing Date?
Please visit the Staffordshire County Council website for details on the closing date.
For more information about our Reception Classes, please read through our Reception Information Booklet or visit us on one of our open mornings. To enquire, please call on 01782 950082.