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Reception or Years 1-6 Admissions

For children starting in Reception or years 1-6, Please click here to find out how admission works. Admission for these year groups is managed by Islington, and parents and carers should apply through the council. We are happy to speak to prospective parents and carers about the process, and welcome visits through our open mornings. Please contact the office for more information.

Islington provide free school meals to all maintained nursery and primary school pupils.  If your child receives a place at Hanover; please ensure you register your child for free school meals on the portal.  All siblings need to be registered separately.  Further information on how to register on the portal can be found here.

Key dates:

  • You can apply from 1 September 2019, and you must apply by the deadline, 15 January 2020. We recommend you apply by 11 January 2020, just in case there are any problems with getting online or logging into the site.
  • 15 January 2020: this is your deadline to submit a social medical application
  • 16 April 2020: you’ll get an offer by email in the evening
  • 30 April 2020: this is your deadline to accept (or turn down) your school place
  • 15 May 2020: you must send in any appeals by this date. You can appeal even if you’ve accepted the school place offered.

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Nursery Admissions

We appoint places in the Nursery based upon Islington’s guidelines and application process. You can read and download this guidance by clicking here. Once you have read this information, applications are made through the school, so please contact the office for an application form.

At Hanover, we offer places to children in the September after they have turned three, and do not have provision to offer places to two-year olds at present.

  • The deadline for applications for places in September 2020 will be Friday 27th March 2020
  • If you are offered a place at Hanover nursery, you will be advised in writing no later than 30 April 2020.

Islington provide free school meals to all maintained nursery and primary school pupils.  If your child receives a place at Hanover nursery; please ensure you register your child for free school meals on the portal.  All siblings need to be registered separately.  Further information on how to register on the portal can be found here.

NB: A place in the nursery does not guarantee a place in the school as this has a different admission policy.