Our nursery class opened in September 2017 and we are now taking applications for the academic year beginning September 2019. This is open to children who turn 3 years old before August 31st 2019. The application form can be found here:

Nursery application form 2019

Our week is split in half (Mon/Tues Weds am and then Weds pm/ Thurs/ Fri)- further details are in the document linked above.

We have a Prospectus which we attach below as we know you want as much information as possible, but please note there may be some minor changes over the Summer term.

Nursery Prospectus 2018

The Government has recently published more details on the additional 15 hours of free childcare it is providing for eligible families. Please apply for a Government Gateway ID here: http://www.gateway.gov.uk

You will then be able to apply online to check eligibility.


Welcome to the Nursery class at West Town Lane Academy.

Teacher-Mrs. L. Roberts


From left to right: (Back row) Mrs Burt, Miss Palmer

(Front row) Mrs Gillet, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs Milkins

This section of the website will be here to give you termly overviews of what we will be covering at school and key information.  Please check our windows for regular updates and messages.

Welcome to Term 3!

We have an exciting term ahead of us! Our project this term is ‘Where can you find the Rainbow Fish?’ and we will be exploring all things under the sea. As the title suggests we will be reading the book ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and explore emotions, friendships and many other personal, social and emotional aspects. The children will have many art and craft opportunities such as creating under water pictures and we will be learning lots of new project related songs.

A main focus this term is encouraging independence. Now the children are following the routine of the day well we will be supporting the children to be more independent with their self-help skills such as putting on their own coats and shoes. The children are gaining confidence in putting away their belongings in the morning and this will help with their transition to school in September.

We will be having a ‘Stay and Play’ session towards the end of the term so look out for a sign on the window or on Tapestry. We might even perform some of our new songs!

We are enjoying your Tapestry entries! Please continue to post  ‘observations’ or your children as you can as it really builds a fantastic learning diary for your child. They also very much enjoy sharing their pictures from home  with the rest of their group. Please let us know if you are having any difficulties accessing your Tapestry account.

The most important thing during this term is that your children feel happy and confident coming into their class, and that we get to know your children in order to make their nursery year at West Town Lane a fantastic adventure.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff; there will be lots of us around!  

Some things to remember:

Don’t forget to label all of your child’s bits and bobs.

We’ll be using the outdoor environment whatever the weather! Please provide appropriate clothing.

If you need to speak to a member of school staff please wait until the beginning/end of the day, alternatively, please call the Office.

Look out for information towards the middle of the term for opportunities for you to come and Stay and Play with us.



We are a rights respecting school.

Article 28: Every child has the right to an Education.