The Duncombe School vision is lifelong support and celebration. We will focus, from the day your child joins us, on ambition. Throughout the school, this will be reviewed, and your child will be helped to understand what they need to do to achieve their ambition.
The friendly and highly qualified nursery team work with families to provide a caring and secure environment for all our children. We create a range of learning experiences and opportunities, enabling each child to follow his or her own interests and initiate his or her own play. Parents are invited to have a tour of the school by appointment. See our parent handbook on the school website for more information www.duncombeprimary.co.uk/learning
Nursery classes in Islington schools offer full or part-time education to 3 and 4 year olds. This nursery also offers part-time places to eligible 2 year olds.
All 3 and 4 year olds can get 15 hours free early education per week during term time. Families who are eligible for 30 hours free childcare, can get an additional 15 hours per week for their 3 and 4 year olds. Families who are not eligible for 30 hours free childcare, can choose to pay for an additional 15 hours per week.
Schools are open for 3 terms a year - about 38 weeks. Classes are taught by teachers, with help of classroom assistants. They deliver the foundation stage curriculum, following the basic principle of learning through play.
Please note, even if your child goes to the school's nursery class, do not assume you will get a place in the primary school. You must apply through school admissions www.islington.gov.uk/admissions (020 7527 5515) to get into the primary school.
You can read the most recent Ofsted report by using the link at the end of the page.