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Ealing Council makes decisions for admissions to Hobbayne for pupils entering Reception to Year 6, in-line with all local maintained community Primary schools.  Prospective parents should contact Ealing Council to find out about admission arrangements and to enquire about waiting lists.


Ealing Council also publishes admissions criteria for all community Primary schools, including Hobbayne, each year.


Hobbayne Primary School run a morning nursery of 26 children.  Nursery Applications are processed by the school and places are allocated in accordance with Admissions Criteria below.


To start in our nursery in September 2022, children need to be born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. Please complete the application form below and return it to the school office.




PLEASE NOTE: The Admissions criteria for nursery schools are the same as that for community primary schools.

IMPORTANT: Please note that admission to a nursery class does not guarantee admission to the main school on the nursery site.

Places in the normal (main) round are allocated according to the PAN London Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for admission to reception/junior school. In-Year places are allocated according to the in-year coordinated scheme.

If there are fewer applications than there are places available at the school everyone who applies will be offered a place.

Children who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which names the school will be allocated a place at the school.

If there are more applicants than there are places available after the admission of children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) naming the school, the following criteria will be applied to determine who will be offered a place:

1. Children who are looked after or were previously looked after
Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.  (see below for definitions of children who are looked after or were previously looked after).

2. Children who appear to have been in state care outside of England
Children who appear to the Local Authority to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted (see below for definition of state care outside of England).


3. Siblings

Children with a brother or sister who will be attending the main school (not the nursery class) at the time of admission.  Children with a brother or sister who will be attending the main school (not the nursery class) on the same site (this refers to Berrymede Infant and Junior schools) at the time of admission (see below for definition of sibling).


4. Distance from home to school

Other Children, with priority given to those living closest to the school.  (See below for definition of distance).


Definition of Sibling
The words of brother and sister refer to all blood, half, foster, step and adoptive brothers and sisters (not cousins) who live at the same home and in the same family unit as the child on a permanent basis or for the majority of time in any calendar year.  A sibling relationship does not apply when the older child(ren) will leave before the younger one starts. 

Definition of distance
The distance from home to school as measured by straight-line, from a point in the property to a point in the school determined by the grid references for the centre of the school’s postcode.

The measuring system is an integral part of the admission software produced by Synergy.  It uses Ordnance Survey maps and the LLPG (Local Land Property Gazetteer) and is accurate to 2 metres.  

It does not mean that we will be able to allocate a place at the school nearest to your address.

If two or more children have equal priority under the criteria, the criterion of distance will then be applied.

Definition of looked after and previously looked after children
A “looked after child” is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989) at the time of making an application to a school.  Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order immediately following having been looked after.  A child arrangements order is defined in s8 of the Children Act 1989 as amended by s12 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Child arrangements orders replace residence orders and any residence order in force prior to 22 April 2014 is deemed to be a child arrangements order.  A special guardianship order is defined  by s14A of the Children Act 1989 as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).

Definition of state care outside of England
A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by public authority, a religious or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society.



Tie break
In the event that the distances are equal the Local Authority will draw lots to determine which applicant should be offered the place.

Twins, triplets or other children from multiple births
The Local Authority does not give priority under its admission criteria for twins, triplets or other children of multiple births, however, the Local Authority will admit twins and children from multiple births when one of the siblings is the thirtieth child admitted.

Children of newly appointed staff
After the published offer date, where there is a demonstrable skills shortage for a vacant post (independent evidence is required), the admission authority will place the children of a new appointee for the post in question, at the top of the waiting list for places at the school.