Preschool Admissions

Applications for September 2024 are now being considered.

Please email for details.

The Aylesbury Vale Academy Preschool, part of the Academy’s primary phase, has a distinctive Christian ethos, which is at the centre of school life. We provide an inclusive, supportive and caring environment, shaped by Christian values, in which children can learn and flourish. We welcome applications from all members of the community without reference to ability or aptitude, and irrespective of whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or no faith, but we expect parents to respect the Christian ethos of our school.  

The governors have made every effort to ensure that these arrangements comply with the School Admissions Code 2014 and all relevant legislation, including that on infant class sizes and equal opportunities.  

This policy applies to admission to the school’s preschool. The Aylesbury Vale Academy Primary Phase (from Reception through to Year 6) has its own admissions policy, which is available here.

A place in the preschool, or an offer of a place in the preschool, does not guarantee admission to the school – All parents must apply for a school place through the Buckinghamshire Council admission scheme.  

Applying for a place in the Preschool  

Aylesbury Vale Academy Preschool can accommodate a maximum of 48 places for AM and 48 places for PM, this can be a flexible combination of 15 hours and 30 hours. 

The key date for our main intake is 1 September. Following this intake, we will fill any remaining spaces throughout the year, where spaces become available, to accommodate the needs of our community, where possible, and ensuring ratios are adhered to.

Where places are available, the school will allocate places in accordance with the published criteria, on the following dates (or the next school day following these dates):

Deadline for applications 

For admission in  

Notified by 


Autumn Term

End of April

Please note our autumn term is our main intake and we cannot guarantee any further availability in subsequent school terms.