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Nursery Admissions

We currently have places available in our nursery, if you would like a place for your child please click on the link below to complete the Initial Enquiry Form or contact the office on 020 8801 0189 for more information.

Full time nursery places are £50 per week. We welcome prospective parents to come and visit our vibrant and friendly nursery where education is fun, child-centred and action-packed.
We offer 30 hours free education to eligible families as well as 15 hour sessions for other families who may not meet the government-set criteria.
We are also offering places for nursery children in our breakfast club and after school club, giving families the option of wrap-around education and childcare.
Please contact the office on 020 8801 0189 for more information.

Reception Admissions

Our admissions number is 60 for each year group. Parents can apply online using the link below or ring the Haringey Schools Admissions office on 020 8489 1000.
You are required to register for reception classes the September before your child is four, and you must apply directly to Haringey Council. Click on the link to request a place on a school tour. The application deadline is 15th January 2024. Please note, the school is not involved in the admissions for reception children. Haringey Primary Admissions Advice Booklet

Prospective Parent Tours

Reception 2023 tours take place on the following dates from 5pm until 6pm at school.

  • Tuesday 26 September
  • Wednesday 18 October
  • Tuesday 14 November
  • Tuesday 12 December
  • Wednesday 10 January

 

Places on the tours are limited.  To book a place email Emma Johnston, Assistant Headteacher for EYFS on ejohnston26.309@lgflmail.org

In-Year Admissions

If your child is already school-age and you would like to apply for a place at The Mulberry please follow the admissions procedure here.

RE: Proposed reduction in the Published Admission Numbers (PANs) at several primary schools  

Between 25 November 2022 and 6 January 2023 Haringey is consulting on the proposed admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled (VC) primary and secondary schools for the academic year 2024/25. We are also consulting on the proposed reductions in the published admission number (PAN) at several of our primary schools for the 2024/25 academic year by 30 reception places each.

Background

Following many years of rising demand for school places, due to the growth in Haringey’s population, we now need to reduce the general school capacity across the borough. This is because:

  • the birth rate in Haringey and in London generally is no longer continuing to increase
  • more families are now moving out of the London area than was predicted in the past

Both of these factors have contributed to some areas of the borough having too many surplus school places. To ensure there are enough places a surplus of around 5% is usually needed, according to guidance from the Department for Education (DfE).We currently have more than 10% surplus Reception places and reducing the PAN as planned would help bring this number closer to the DfE guidance. Demand for primary school places has fallen in recent years and our projections of future demand show that this will continue to fall, so we are consulting on proposals to reduce the PAN at several of our primary schools.

Why are we consulting?

The decrease in demand for school places has affected some schools’ ability to manage both their class sizes and the number of staff they need. In order to support some of the worst affected schools with these issues, we are proposing to reduce the number of school places being offered at Reception and future year groups at the schools listed in the table above.

Our aim is to:

  • help stabilise each school’s pupil numbers
  • make school leaders able to plan and deliver education effectively
  • meet local demand

A large portion of the funding given to schools is based on the number of pupils attending that school. Too many vacancies mean that schools will not receive the maximum amount of funding possible. Schools with small class sizes below 24 pupils may not be able to support themselves financially in the long term, as they may not be able to fund a classroom teacher.

We are proposing to reduce the number of available places to enable the schools to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively. This change aims to assist school governing bodies to plan for long-term stability, a consistent structure, and a stable financial position, providing a secure foundation for high-quality educational outcomes for all pupils.

Find out more

You can find out more about the consultation by visiting our consultation page at www.haringey.gov.uk/admission_arrangements_consultation  

In February 2023, Council’s Cabinet will make a final decision on the 2024/25 admission arrangements, including the proposed reduction in the published admission numbers (PANs) for the schools mentioned above. If the proposed changes are agreed then the school PANs for Reception will be reduced from September 2024. However, we plan to approach the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) for approval to change the Reception PAN of these schools from September 2023 thereafter.

Please do help us to ensure that as many parents/ carers as possible are made aware of the consultation in your communication with your families. If any of them would like to comment on the proposed arrangements, they can do so by completing the online questionnaire on our consultation page. We would be grateful if you can please also arrange for the attached poster to be displayed on your office noticeboards, we will be sending you hardcopies in the post.​

Provision for Autism and SEND Admissions

Admissions for the school’s Provision for Autism are dealt with by Haringey’s SEND Panel and we cater for a maximum of 18 children.

For further information on applications for special schools and SEND admissions please click here.

The SEND Code of Practice places a legal duty for all local authorities to fund and offer a Parent Partnership Service. This is a statutory service which offers free, confidential and impartial information, guidance, advice and support for parents/carers of children with special educational needs around their education. Haringey’s Parent Partnership Service is run by Markfield  They offer training workshops, group talks and offer 1:1 face-to-face sessions. We strongly parents take up this service in order to get all the information and support they need.

Contact Information

The Mulberry School
Parkhurst Road,
Tottenham,
London, N17 9RB

T: 020 8801 0189
F: 020 8808 2109

Office Contacts

Adele Safe
Email the office

SEND Contact:
Katie Rye
Email the SENCO