Nursery Admissions

Children are eligible to attend Sudbourne Nursery in the academic year during which they turn 4. 

There is no automatic transfer from Sudbourne Nursery into Sudbourne School Reception class.  Children attending our Nursery must still apply to Lambeth for a Reception place.

Nursery Admissions Criteria

The school will allocate places to meet the preferences of as many families as possible using the standard admissions criteria as applied by London Borough of Lambeth for school admissions.  We ask parents/carers to indicate a ‘second preference’ on the Nursery Application Form in case we are unable to meet your first preference.  Parents/carers will be informed of their offer as soon as possible.

We operate a waiting list for applicants to whom we have not been able to offer a place.

Attendance Options

Sudbourne Nursery operates two sessions each day: morning and afternoon.  We can accommodate 26 children at each session. 

The morning session runs from 8.30am to 11.30am and the afternoon session from 12.15pm to 3.15pm.  Demand for places (particularly morning places) is high and places are allocated according to the same criteria as the main school.

Sudbourne Nursery offers flexible provision.  Parents/carers can request from a range of attendance options depending on personal preference.  We can provide both part-time and full time attendance options, including 30 hours free childcare (subject to eligibility) to meet the needs of families who require additional hours. 

How to Apply

An application form can be downloaded from the 'Downloads' section below, which must be submitted to Sudbourne School Office with the relevant proofs of identity before the deadline.  Parents/carers wishing to apply for a place at Sudbourne Nursery must apply by January 15th for the following September.  Please contact the school office on 0207 274 7631 or email for further details. 

Lunch Arrangments

Children who stay for the whole day are asked to bring a packed lunch to school or buy a school meal at £2.40 per child, per day.