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 5!

Our project this term is ‘How Many Legs?’ where we will be looking at animals/pets and vets. It is often a favourite as our role play area is transformed into a veterinary surgery with medical tools, bandages, pets to operate on and even real dog biscuits! We will be reading the story ‘Dear Zoo’ where the repeated phrases within the story mean that children can join in easily. It is a great book to explore and the children will think of what pet they would like to receive from the zoo. As usual we will be offering a wide range of cross-curricular activities which will range from painting pictures of animals, counting how many biscuits are in the dog bowl and animal sound bingo!

As we have mentioned before we very much enjoy seeing your Tapestry entries! Please continue to post  ‘observations’ of your children as it builds a fantastic learning diary for your child. The children very much enjoy sharing their pictures from home  with the rest of their group.  We would love to link Tapestry to our current project by asking if you could send any photos you have of your children and their pets. They will be used for discussion times. Please let us know if you are having any difficulties accessing your Tapestry account.

As the weather gets warmer (hopefully!) we will be spending more and more time in the outside environment. We will be visiting the school pond and Forest School area as well as using the ‘mile a day’ track up at the school playground. Please send in labelled hats and sun cream if the weather is due to be sunny.

We will be increasing our visits to the main school building this term to familiarise the children with the environment and staff. We will be using the play equipment in the playground on a regular basis as well as attending the lower school singing assembly on Wednesday mornings.

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.


We are a rights respecting school.

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