Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together

School Nursery Provision Consultation

Consultation on the proposal to provide nursery places at Sherston C of E Primary School


Sherston Primary School is considering offering nursery provision for 3 and 4 year olds from 9am-12 Monday – Friday (the 15 free hours per week).  The nursery would be combined with our existing Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision meaning children have the opportunity to complete 2 years of the EYFS with a qualified teacher. 

Purpose and rationale for the consultation:
We believe that Sherston C of E Primary School Primary School could offer high quality education for the children within the surrounding areas of the school.  We believe a school led model would  provide a smooth transition for children moving in to the school reception year and would ensure sustainability for the school.


The school has the accommodation and space available to offer nursery provision without any changes or adaptations to our site. Our proposal will not impact detrimentally on existing school accommodation or quality of education. 


By creating nursery places, the school is not seeking any changes to our Admissions Policy and attendance at the nursery will not offer any additional guarantees of a school place at Sherston Primary School. Statutory school age places will continue to be allocated using the existing Local Authorities criteria so equality of opportunity for all will not be compromised.

Impact on existing neighbouring nursery provision:

There are a number of pre-schools, committee led and school led, between 2-5 miles in distance away from Sherston C of E Primary School. The school proposes to only offer nursery provision for 3 and 4 year olds from 9-12. We do not believe that offering this model of nursery provision will be at the detriment of existing good quality early years child care provision.

Timescale for the change to age range of the school:
If agreed, the nursery provision would start in September 2022. Applications for and allocation of places for the nursery provision would take place in May and June 2022.

What happens next?
The Consultation period is taking place between 28.03.22 and 25.04.22.  During this time you are invited to make your views known by using this form: or by sending an email to or a letter to the school. An indication of demand will also be helpful so, if you are a parent interested in this provision, please specify this on the form. The closing date for responses is 12noon on 25.04.22. 

Following this consultation period, the School’s Governing Body will consider the consultation responses. These will then be sent to Wiltshire Council who will then make the final decision.