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Sherwell Valley Primary School

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Our Nursery

 The hours for our Nursery are in line with the rest of the school, enabling nursery-aged children to attend from 7.45am to 6pm each day.

The Nursery is overseen by our excellent, experienced and fully qualified Nursery Teacher, Miss French.

Nursery Admissions

The new year starts in September. Your child will be eligible if he/she is 2 (or above) by 31st August.

Parents of Nursery children who have expressed an interest in a place for their child in September 2020 will be contacted on 1st May, 2020, by email. Anyone who hasn't already contacted the School about a place for their child can email the school on:

We hold an open evening in the Spring and would, under normal circumstances, love you to come and have a look around the Nursery and meet the staff. However, due to the current Corona virus restrictions, open evenings and visits are not taking place for the foreseeable future. (As at April 2020)


The Nursery admissions policy (see link below), will give you more information about our Nursery and what the options are for your child if you would like them to attend.


If you need any more information or have any questions please contact the school office either by email: 


If you wish to be considered for a Nursery place in future years from September 2021 please complete the Expression of Interest form (link below) and we will contact you nearer the time of admission. 


Early Years Education Funding for two, three and four year olds

Some two year old children are eligible for 15 hours of free education and childcare per week, 38 weeks per year. For more information about the scheme, whether you are eligible and how to apply, please visit:


All three and four year old children are entitled to 15 hours of free education and childcare per week, 38 weeks per year, while some three and four year olds may qualify for 30 hours of free education and childcare per week, 38 weeks per year. For more information about these entitlements, please visit here:



You may find the following information useful:

Our School: Primary School Admission - September 2020

Reception places for September 2020 for our School have now been offered and accepted by all parents.

Please register your interest in a school place by sending or emailing an ‘Expression of Interest in School Form’.


The School’s planned admission number (PAN) is 90. This means that each year we have 90 places in our Reception classes for children to take up.


For information relating to admissions, please click on the following link:

Primary Schools Admissions


For Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools, i.e. Sherwell Valley Primary School,  in Torbay, please click the following link:

All children start in September, when they will reach their 5th birthday by the following 31st August. There is a short period of induction when children attend part time.


Applying for a place at Secondary School 


Moving onto Secondary School


When your child is in year 6 you will need to make an application for your preferred Secondary School.


For up to date information click the link below to access the Torbay secondary school admission website.