Applying to our nursery

We'd be delighted to welcome you and your child to Ark Dickens Primary Academy's Nursery. Our nursery offers quality child care and holistic learning for up to 30 children aged 2 years and 9 months to 5 years from 8:20 – 15:20, Monday to Friday - and a perfect start ahead of primary school.

We offer 15 hours of free childcare a week and children can either attend morning sessions from 8:20-11:20am or afternoon sessions from 12:20-3:20. Both sessions include a snack of fruit and milk.

If you would like to receive more information about the nursery or book in for a show round please contact us on 023 9282 6514 or email

Applying to Ark Dickens Primary Academy's Nursery

Applications to Ark Dickens Primary Academy are made directly through the school and applications are open throughout the year. To apply, simply complete the application form below, print it and mail it to Nursery Applications, Ark Dickens Primary Academy, Turner Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4PN. Alternatively, you can email it to

Ark Dickens Nursery Application Form

You will also need to complete a Home-School Agreement, to be signed by both you and the Principal. The agreement can be downloaded here:

Download our Home School Agreement 2016

If you have any questions about the nursery or how to apply, please do not hesitate to contact us on 023 9282 6514 or email