Nursery Admissions

Children from King's Cross Academy pond dipping in Camley Street Natural Park

Before you apply please refer to the Camden website school admissions page. Applications to King’s Cross Academy Nursery are governed by the criteria set down by Camden in ‘Starting School’.

Nationally, all three and four year-olds are entitled to 15 hours per week of free nursery education from the beginning of the term following their third birthday. An additional 15 hours is available for parents who meet certain criteria. For more details please contact the Academy.

The deadline for applying for September 2024 nursery places at the Academy Nursery is 31st March 2024. Parents will be informed of the outcome of applications in April. An application form can be downloaded here and should be returned to the address on the form. Alternatively please contact us at

If you need help filling in the form for nursery places, then please phone us on 020 7504 0533 or ask us at one of our information sessions.

We expect many of our children will join King’s Cross Academy in the nursery at age three. A place in the nursery does not guarantee a place in the main school. Some children, however, will move on to one of two reception classes, where they will also be joined by children new to the Academy.

Starting Nursery

We will invite the families of new nursery children to the Academy, prior to children starting school. We will work with you to make sure that your child has the best possible start to their time in school and to ensure that you know how best to help and support them with their learning at home. You will be asked to sign the home school agreement which explains school and parent responsibilities. The Nursery Admissions policy can be found on our dedicated policy page.