Featherstone Wood is a community school and admits children in accordance with the Education Authority’s Education Policy as set out in the booklet ‘Primary Education’ available at the school or Local Education Office. The school year runs from the 1st September to 31st August.

Please click on the link for further information

We would love to show you round our school and look forward to meeting you.


Starting Nursery

Nursery Applications for September

If you have a child born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 they are eligible for a Nursery place now. If you have a child born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020 they are eligible to start Nursery in September 2023.

All applications for Nursery places are handled directly by the school. Please contact the office to collect an application form.


Nursery Applications

We offer 30 hours free nursery early education. Pupils are eligible to start in nursery the term after they turn three.  If they are born September to December they can start in the January, if they are born January to March they can start in April rather than waiting until the September.  Please contact the office for a Nursery Application form and more information.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible visit


Please click here for our Admissions Policy


Starting Reception

Reception Applications for September

If you have a child in our Nursery you still need to make an application for their Reception place in September. 

All children start in Reception in September. We ensure that transition sessions are held to support our children and families with starting full-time school.

All applications for reception places are handled by the Local Authority and can be accessed on the link above. If you do not have access to a computer or you would like support in applying please contact the school office, we are more than happy to help.

In Year Admissions

Joining - moving to a new school is a major decision that you may choose to make for a variety of reasons. It is important that you discuss it with your child’s current school and visit potential new schools before finalising decisions. This process is called ‘in-year’ admissions and all applications are now handled via your child’s home Local Authority (please use the link above). Please contact your current school and ask for an application pack. If you are looking for a Nursery place halfway through the year, you should contact the school office, as these are the only in-year admissions that are handled directly by the school.

Leavingmoving schools is always a difficult and emotional decision. It is important that discussions take place with your current school and we look forward to meeting you. Application packs are available from the school office.

Arrangements for the admission of pupils with disabilities 

In line with the SEN and Disability Act, we will not discriminate against disabled children and we will take all reasonable steps to provide effective educational provision. In order that children who have a disability may be catered for, the school seeks advice from the Local Authority. It may be necessary in some cases for specialised equipment to be purchased, support staff to be employed, and minor adaptations to be made to buildings and furniture. These will need to be done in consultation with the Local Authority.


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