Admission Arrangements - Early Years

Please click on the link below to view our Admissions Policy.

New Silksworth Academy Admissions Policy

For further information on selecting a school in Sunderland please download the Admission to Primary - Guide for Parents linked below.

Admission to Primary Booklet


2 Year Old Provision

We currently offer government funded places only, with children being entitled to 15-hours per week, taken on either a morning session or an afternoon session. To check eligibility, please call into the school office for a form.

We try our best to ensure your child has a smooth start to our provision and we realise this is an important time for children (and parents!). We find it works best for children to have a phased start, helping children to settle in as well as possible. This will be arranged between parents and staff.

Morning session (8 places):

8.45am-11.45am

Afternoon session (8 places):

12.30pm – 3.30pm

You can check your eligibility by visiting the Family Portal. Please click on the link below.

Family Portal

If you are unfamiliar with the Family Portal you can now download a guide. Please click on the link below to download.

Family Portal User Guide.pdf


Nursery

New Silksworth Academy currently has 78 places. Parents can choose from a morning or afternoon session, and we do offer 30 hours provision for eligible families. Please collect admissions forms from the school Reception.

We try our best to ensure your child has a smooth start to nursery and we realise this is an important time for children(and parents!). We find it works best for children to have a phased start to Nursery, helping children to settle in as well as possible. This will be arranged between parents and class teachers.

Morning session (39 places):

8.45am-11.45am. Door opening times are flexible from 8.45am – 9.00am, and 11.30am-11.45am.

Afternoon session (39 places):

12.30pm – 3.30pm. Door opening times are flexible from 12.30pm – 12.45pm, and 3.15pm-3.30pm.

30-hour session:

8.45am – 3.30pm. Children are welcome to stay at nursery for their lunch and can either bring a packed lunch from home free of charge or pay for a school dinner, with a cost of £2 per day.