Admissions & Funded Nursery Education

Most children join us in nursery, but many other children also join in different year groups throughout the school year. Everyone is always made very welcome and new children quickly make friends and settle in happily.

If children are joining us from another school, it is very useful if they are able to bring their records from their previous school and we encourage families to visit the school beforehand.

Free Education and Childcare

We are delighted to be able to offer free education and childcare for 2 year-olds and 30 hours’ free childcare to the parents of 3 and 4 year olds. The funding is provided by the government. Please see below:

Admissions to Nursery

The nursery provision is available for 2 to 4 year-olds.

We currently offer either a morning or an afternoon intake who will all receive 15 hours of our provision. We also offer 30 hours a week to eligible parents so children can remain at Nursery for the duration of the school day with a packed lunch.

Admissions to Reception Class

Admissions to our Reception class are administered by Sunderland City Council. Their Admissions Policy can be found in the Admission Information & Links below:

Admission Information & Links

Richard Avenue Primary School adopts Sunderland City Council school admissions procedures.

The following information covers admission to Reception as well as in-year admission and transfers, and includes the Primary School transfer Application form:

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about any of the above, would like a school prospectus, or would like us to show you around our lovely school, then please contact us. We are always delighted to answer any questions you may have.