Nursery 2019-2020 Decision

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may be aware, and as has been mentioned in the newsletters, we have been trying to find
solutions for our space issues regarding Nursery for the next academic year.
The challenge has been that, whilst building works are being planned, it is not yet clear what the
impact will be on the Nursery classroom. It is probable that there will be no access to the Early Years
building for the whole of the academic year 2019-2020. In this event, Reception and Year 1 can be
placed in the main building, but there is insufficient space for us to have a Nursery in the main building
too, unfortunately.

Governors and staff have worked incredibly hard to try to find solutions for this challenge and had
explored options such as letting a space, amongst others.
However, we are very sorry to say that we have not yet been able to find a solution that
guarantees a suitable location for Nursery for a September 2019 start. Without being able to
provide a definitive answer, we cannot offer nursery places at this time and will not be doing so before
the close of the application deadline this Spring.
Since applications for nurseries are due in February, we wanted to give families as much time as
possible to finalise alternative provision.

It is possible that later this academic year, clarity on the building scheme or other developments will
mean that we can confirm nursery being available for a later start in the academic year (e.g. January
2020). In that event, we will contact families who may wish to come when places become available.
We would also like to confirm that Nursery will be available again in September 2020 for that academic
year as far as we know at this time.

We are truly sorry for the uncertainty that faced around this issue and for any inconvenience these
circumstances present for you as a family. We will update those of you who have expressed an
interest in staying on our contact books as and when we have further information, and we’ll keep the
website updated too.
Please direct any questions you have about this to Ms Loughnan in the first instance.

Warm regards,

The Brandlehow Team