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School Readiness

Pathway to school

We love watching children grow, and while it’s sad to say goodbye, we enjoy helping them get ready to move to Reception class.  We prepare them for the school that is right for them, and our experienced teachers will help support your child at every step of the way.

It may be that another Dukes school is suitable for your child.  If so, we are happy to advise and recommend them, and one of the benefits of being part of the Dukes Education family is that we can offer priority entrance to your child.

What does priority entry mean?

Priority access means that a pupil at one Dukes nursery or school enjoys preferential entry to another, but it is not a guarantee of acceptance. A child that meets the eligibility criteria to join another Dukes school moves straight to the front of the queue. This means that your child may be able to jump the waiting list to confirm a place. Please talk to one of the teachers or the nursery manager to learn more.

Links with The Lyceum School

As a Dukes school in close proximity, we naturally have strong links with The Lyceum School. Jointly we offer parent events throughout the year and our children at Old Street in particular benefit from cross-site activities and events with the Reception class, making new friends and strengthening school readiness.

If you would like to learn more about The Lyceum and see if it might be the right place for your child, we would warmly welcome you to an open morning or on a private tour. Please reach out to their Admissions Manager on registrar@lyceumschool.co.uk.