Admissions

We are open from 9 – 3.30 on every school day and you may book any combination of morning and afternoon sessions, with or without lunchtimes (depending on availability). Our current fees are as follows:

(Higher fees for 2 yr olds reflect the higher staff ratios required) 3 – 5 yr olds 2 yr olds
Morning session 9.00 am – 12.00 pm £12.00 £15.00
Lunch session 12.00 pm – 12.30 pm £2.00 £2.50
Afternoon session 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm £12.00 £15.00
All day 9.00 am – 3.30 pm £26.00 £32.50

Funded childcare

From the term after their third birthday, until they start school, your child is entitled to up to 570 hours of funded early learning and childcare each year. Funded childcare is now available to all 3 and 4-year-olds and some 2-year-olds.

30 hours funded childcare

From September 2017, for eligible 3 and 4-year-old children, the government extended the funded early education and childcare entitlement from 15 to 30 hours per week. 

Click here for more information

Golden Tickets: Funded childcare for 2-year-olds

A Golden Ticket allows you to access funded childcare for your 2-year-old, if you are eligible. Your 2-year-old is eligible for funded childcare if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Universal Tax Credits
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit – if you and your partner have a combined income from work of less than £15,400 a year after tax
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual household taxable income (as assessed by HMRC) not over £16,190
  • Working Tax Credits with an annual household taxable income (as assessed by HMRC) not over £16,190
  • The Working Tax Credit 4 weeks run on
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Or if your 2-year-old:

  • attracts Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • is looked after by the Local Authority
  • has left care through special guardianship or through an adoption order or residence order or
  • has a current statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan.

A Golden Ticket is also sent to the carers of 2-year-old children in care and to parents of children with a statement or education, health and care plan.

If you have not received a Golden Ticket but think you may be eligible, you can check your eligibility and apply below or call 0345 155 1013.

Click here to check if you are eligible for a Golden Ticket

Extra hours may be purchased at £5.00 per hour for 2 year olds and £4.00 per hour for 3 and 4 year olds. Invoices for fees are sent out at the beginning of each term – fees are paid via the school Parent pay system.

Spaces Available

Contact us for more information or a FREE taster session.

Open Days

16 Nov 2017

Is your child starting school in September 2018?  We would like to invite you to visit our schools.  Please see the information for each school on the poster.

Halloween fun

20 Oct 2017

The children in our Early Years Centre have been reading "Meg and Mog" books this half term.  They have also been focusing on the vegetable garden book and doing welly walks to find fru...

@Bristol

21 Jul 2017

On Monday 26th June, Spruce and Rowan classes went to @Bristol Science Museum to support their learning of the science curriculum. They had a fabulous day and were able to learn more about friction, l...

Sports Day

21 Jul 2017

Today Axminster Community Primary Academy held its annual Sports Day.  Thankfully the recent heatwave was over and we were able to hold the event as scheduled.  Our children excelled in the...

Axe Vale Festival

21 Jul 2017

The children of Spruce and Rowan classes have been working hard, with Mrs Hogarth the Art Teacher, designing a poster on the theme "Axminster Carnival" for the Axe Vale Festival.  Although all th...

Tadpole update

21 Jul 2017

The tadpoles that Beech Class were studying last term have continued to thrive!  Please click on the title to see the updated images.

Election week

21 Jul 2017

Here at Axminster Community Primary Academy, a decision was made to change the names of our four team colours Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. With the general elections drawing closer, our school council...