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    We welcome you to visit our school before enrolling your child. Please contact the school office to arrange an appointment where a member of staff will show you around.

    Nursery Admissions

    Children who are 3 years old are able to make an application to the Nursery in our school. A place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the main school but children meeting the Local Authority’s entry requirements will move on to the reception class. Visit the Hackney Education website to check your eligibility for free childcare.

    Reception Admissions

    This admissions process is for children aged 3 and 4 (born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021) who will start reception class at primary school in September 2024. All parents should apply by 15 January 2024, even if your child is already in the nursery class.

    Thomas Fairchild Community School is governed by Hackney Education's admission procedures. Full details of the admissions criteria and details of how to apply are available from Hackney Education.

    In-Year Admissions

    In-year admissions are applications made for school places after the school year has started. Thomas Fairchild Community School is governed by Hackney’s In-Year admission procedures. Applications are processed on a two-weekly cycle.