Currently there is a nursery provision on-site at Olympic Primary, which is run by the Hardwick Nursery team - a separate organisation which is not part of the Lion Academy Trust. Under these proposals, that nursery would close (and may relocate elsewhere in the area) and the school would seek to launch their own nursery provision for up to 30 children (in the morning and the afternoon - or fewer if there were full-time attendees).
Benefits of this change:
It is anticipated that the proposed nursery classes would operate Monday to Friday with AM and PM sessions or full-time places being made available. This will allow parents to not only claim their free entitlement, but also to pay for additional hours at a very competitive rate. This will also form part of the wider extended services offer within Olympic Primary - where breakfast clubs, after school clubs and care and extended hours will are available to support parents locally.
Located in the heart of the school and with access to dedicated play and learning resources, both internally and externally, the nursery will work to meet the needs of every child to ensure they are “reception ready” when they move into their first year at primary school. Admissions into primary will remain coordinated by the Council - and are separate from the admissions into nursery - which the school and Trust will manage.
This six-week consultation programme seeks the views of all interested parties. Once we have received the views back from this period, we will review these and then either reconsult or proceed towards a formal submission to the Department of Education to change the age range of pupils at Olympic Primary School.
Once approved, this will see the new nursery open in September 2020.
If you have any comments or wish to let us know any thoughts on this process, please email us by clicking here or in writing to the school directly - alternatively you can access our online questionnaire here.
We look forward to hearing your views and to providing a caring and flexible nursery service for the children and families in our area.