Nursery Admissions (for children aged 3/4)

The school manages admissions for parents wanting a place in our Nursery. We offer both 15 hour funded places and 30 hour funded places. Click here for more information about 30 hour funded places. 

Nursery Admissions Form, please click here

Once we have received the admissions form for your child, we will put your child's name on the waiting list for a place in the term after your child turns 3. We will normally contact parents 6-8 weeks before your child is due to start. When we contact you we will give you a number of visit dates, a home visit date and a start date. 

During the visits to Nursery we discuss the transition process and fill in all other paperwork. For more information about our Nursery please visit our Nursery class page.

School Admissions (for children in Reception and above, aged 4+)

REAch2 Academy Trust determines The Palmer Academy’s admission arrangements in agreement with Brighter Futures for Children Admission Authority (Local Authority). The Palmer Academy is part of the Local Authority’s coordinated admissions scheme. Details of how to apply for a place at the academy are available at

If you have any questions or queries on the admissions process, then please contact Brighter Futures for Children directly.  The school admissions team can be contacted on 0118 937 3777 (option 1) or you can email

Entry to Reception for September 2022

(For children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018)

Please find here our Admissions Policy (Main School) for September 2022 and our Supplementary Information Form for children adopted outside of England.

Entry to Reception for September 2023

(For children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019)

Please find here our Admissions Policy (Main School) for September 2023 and our Supplementary Information Form for children adopted outside of England.