Whitefield's Admissions procedure is based on the Local Authority guidance. Whitefield employs Luton Borough Council to manage the process of admissions applications and allocation of places, for our pupils. Any parent wishing to seek a place for their child should, in the first instance, contact the Local Authority to establish whether places are available and to request an application form for a school place.
Further information can be found on Luton Borough Council's School Admissions page and the document below.
Our team is highly trained, experienced and dedicated, with Qualified Teachers, Early Years Educators and Qualified Early Years support staff. We are a values school and offer a wide, rich and exciting curriculum. Our nursery is located within the school itself and provides the perfect stepping stone for children who will continue their school journey with us at Whitefield. Children will already know the reception staff and can do lots of transition work with them which will help the children develop the skills they need to be school ready.
All children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. this consists of working towards outcomes/goals in the following areas:
- Personal social-emotional development
- Physical development
- Communications and language
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive arts and design
Staff complete observations during the activities and record them in the children's individual learning journeys.
Due to high demand - our exciting and successful nursery has expanded!
We are now able to offer 39 spaces, both in the mornings and afternoon sessions. We invite children to join our nursery from the month of their 3rd birthday.
All 3-year-olds are eligible for 15 hours of free education. Some children of working parents will be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare and education during the term. The 30-hour funding must be applied for on www.childcarechoices.gov.uk the term before funding is required. If successful, an eleven-digit code is given to parents to take to the childcare provider for checking. It is the parent's responsibility to re-apply every three months.
We are able to offer a limited number of flexible spaces- allocated on a first-come first served basis. These hours can be taken as mornings, afternoons, or a number of full days (depending on individual entitlement and availability). Further hours can be agreed at an additional cost of £3.50 per hour agreed by the Headteacher. These hours are payable in advance and are fixed for a half-term period.
We run two Nursery sessions each day :
8:30-11:45am - McKee class
12:30-3:30pm - Ahlberg class
Children staying for a full day will have lunch in the main school and can either bring a packed lunch or pay for a school dinner. School dinners are £2.10 a day and we request that they are paid in advance. We offer a wide variety of daily choices, including a light option, halal or vegetarian. If you are entitled to Free School Meals and your child is staying for a full day then you are able to apply for this through - https://www.luton.gov.uk/Education_and_learning/Pages/Free-school-meals.aspx
You can register your child for Nursery from any age by bringing their Birth Certificate to the School Office and completing a registration form.
Your child's details will be kept on file until the term before their 3rd birthday when you will be contacted by one of our Family Workers who will arrange a visit and inform you of any upcoming events relating to starting Nursery.If you would like to see Whitefield at work, please contact our family workers on 01582 599314.
Transferring School - Mid-Term
For families and children new to the area or transferring from another local school within the academic year please click on the link below: