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Alderman Pounder Infant & Nursery School

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Alderman Pounder Infant & Nursery School

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Welcome to Alderman Pounder Infant and Nursery School.


We are delighted to be able to share with you our vision and values to help you get a true flavour of our school. We are confident that you will find us a welcoming school – one where your child will flourish and realise their potential, whatever that potential might be. We value getting to know all our children. This means we have a better idea of what motivates them and what success should look like for them.


We are committed to providing our children with the very best opportunities and experiences, and we are proud of the relationships that we have with our children, parents and the community. In partnership, we want to provide an outstanding education for the children at Alderman Pounder to ensure they are well equipped to be confident individuals, lifelong learners and good citizens.


At Alderman Pounder we believe that all pupils have the ability to achieve wonderful things. Our aim is to ensure that our children are happy and enjoy their time at school. This is achieved by providing an environment where children feel safe to explore the new challenges and learning opportunities they encounter.


All our staff are passionate about making children happy, developing their confidence and inspiring them to be successful. This passion ensures that Alderman Pounder is a vibrant and creative place to be. We aim to help develop creative children who are inspired learners, are considerate citizens, are independent thinkers, have curious and enquiring minds and are caring friends.


We care about every child in our school. Through our strong commitment to pastoral care we strive to ensure that we provide outstanding support for all of our pupils and families. Alderman Pounder prides itself on supporting all children, regardless of their background or additional circumstances. We believe that a child’s potential should not be limited or pre-determined.

Applying for a nursery place

Once you have decided that you would like your child to attend our nursery you will be asked to complete a registration form giving us yours and your child’s details. This is so that we can contact you about your child’s place and keep you up to date with transition dates closer to the time. It is important that you inform us of any change of details. On this form there is also an opportunity for you to inform us of any Special Educational Needs or Medical Conditions that your child may have. The reason that we ask for this information is so that we can ensure that we contact any other relevant services to support us with your child’s transition.

Applying for a school place

Admissions to the school are processed by the Local Authority as part of the Nottinghamshire Coordinated Admissions Scheme. You will find guidance about application dates and access to online application forms for primary school places on the link above. Applications can also be made via post or over the phone.


The Published Admissions Number (PAN) for the school is 60 pupils.

Admissions for 2024/2025

For admissions in September 2024/25:

  • The application round opens on 6th November 2023 and closed on 15 January 2024.  You can still make a late application to Nottinghamshire County Council.
  • The offer date for the September 2024 intake is 16th April 2024 (National Offer Day)


Admissions arrangements and oversubscription criteriaOur catchment area

The school’s catchment area is south of Eskdale Drive, Beeston, and can be viewed in detail here. We are proud of our tradition of warmly welcoming pupils from outside this area. All children are part of our family once they walk through our gates for the first time. If you live outside Beeston and have any questions at all about how applying for a place with us might work, then please do get in touch with the office.

Admissions for 2023/24

  • If you would like to make an in-year admission to move or change schools, please contact the Local Authority at any point in the year on the link above.


Admissions arrangements and oversubscription criteria


If your child has been refused a place and you would like to appeal against the decision, please see below further information on making an appeal.


In-year admissions only 2023/24

If your appeal relates to an in-year admission you should submit your appeal within 28 days of being told that your application was unsuccessful.


2024/25 application round

If your appeal is for a child transferring to a junior school or starting an infant or primary school in September 2024 and you are told of the decision on 16th April 2024 (National Offer Day) you should submit your appeal by 20th May 2024. 

If you are told of an infant, junior or primary decision after 16th April 2024 or it relates to an in-year admission you should submit your appeal within 28 days of being told that your application was unsuccessful.


How to appeal

Your appeal, once submitted will be forwarded to an Independent Clerk and a date will be agreed for the hearing to take place within the mandatory guidelines. Your appeal should be sent to using the form below and you will receive acknowledgement that the appeal has been received, update on the situation and contact details for the appeals clerk who will manage your appeal and keep you informed of progress, date and outcomes. Appeals will be held in line with the DfE’s School Admission Appeals Code (October 2022)


Appeals Timetable 2024/25

National offer day – 16 April. Appeals to be made within 28 days and all appeals will be heard within 40 days during June and July.

Admissions for 2025/2026

The admissions window for 2025/2026 admissions is not yet open, however we would love to hear from you if you're looking at joining out school community!


Admissions arrangements and oversubscription criteria

Our admissions arrangements and oversubscription criteria for 2025/2026 is published below.



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