Early Years Admissions and Funding
We take children from 2.5years term time, and have a variety of available options for hours for admissions. Contact us to organise a visit/receive a registration form to complete and return to be added to our waiting list.
1 9 - 12pm (3hrs)
2 9 - 1pm (4hrs)
3 9 - 3pm (6hrs)
At Hornton School we accept funded 2 year olds, funded 3-4 year olds for both 15 and 30 hours free funding.
Free education and childcare for 2-year-olds
Your 2-year-old can get free childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments
- child tax credits, and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
2-year-olds can also get free childcare if they:
- are looked after by a local authority
- have a statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
- get Disability Living Allowance
- have left care under an adoption order, special guardianship order or a child arrangements order
15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 free hours per year. It’s taken as 15 hours a week term time, 38 weeks of the year at Hornton School.
The free early education and childcare stops when your child starts in reception (or reaches compulsory school age, if later).
You get funding from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday.
|When does your child turn 3?||When you are eligible for 15 hours|
|1 September to 31 December||Term starting on or after 1 January|
|1 January to 31 March||Term starting on or after 1 April|
|1 April to 31 August||Term starting on or after 1 September|
30 hours free childcare
Some 3 to 4-year-olds are also eligible for 30 hours free childcare a week. Check if you’re eligible and find out how to apply.
The childcare stops when your child starts in reception (or reaches compulsory school age, if later).
If you’ve already registered, you can sign in to your childcare account.
You can apply online for a childcare account to get a code for 30 hours. This code we will need along with the National Insurance number you applied with to set it up on our system.
When to apply
You can apply from when your child is 2 years and 36 weeks old.
|When your child turns 3||When they can get 30 hours from||Recommended time to apply|
|1 September to 31 December||Term starting on or after 1 January||15 October to 30 November|
|1 January to 31 March||Term starting on or after 1 April||15 January to 28 February|
|1 April to 31 August||Term starting on or after 1 September||15 June to 31 July|
You can apply outside these recommended dates, but you might not receive your code in time. You must have a valid code by the end of the month before a new term starts.
You have to reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months. If you apply more than 3 months before the term starts, you’ll have to reconfirm your eligibility in your account in order to keep your code valid.
Have a look at Childcare Choices for a full list of available options.
Parent declaration form 2021 (docx format, 37KB) To claim funding for any 2, 3 or 4 year olds.. This will need to be completed at the start of September, January and April. If it is your first time claiming we will need to see your child's birth certificate, so we can sign off that part of the form.
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