Reception Admissions

From September 2011 all primary schools must offer children a full-time place at the start of the September term. However, legally children do not have to be in full-time education until the term after their 5th birthday. Delaying your child’s entry into school is called ‘deferred entry’. You can request this, but your child must start before the end of the school year during which they turn 5.

The school works within the school’s admissions policy of Hertfordshire County Council.

For all admissions and transport information including booklets and guidance, current admission arrangements and previous statistical information please follow the link below:

Apply Online

To apply online, go to

Hertfordshire Reception Class Admissions

If you need any help with applying online please call 01438 737500 and they will be happy to help you. It is quick, safe and secure; you can check or change your details right up to the deadline; you can receive instant confirmation by email and you can view your school offer before you receive your letter.

Continued Interest or Appeals Process

Please contact Hertfordshire County Council Customer Services on 0300 123 4043.

How Hertfordshire County Council Process your Application

They treat each of your three rankings as a separate application, regardless of the order you have listed them in, and work out how well you qualify for each school using the admission rules. If the schools receive more applications than they have places available, they use their admission rules (as seen below) to decide to whom they can offer a place. Places are allocated to those who best meet the published admission rules.

Rule 1 – Children looked after and children who were previously looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangement order or special guardianship order).
Rule 2 – Medical or Social: Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.
Rule 3 – Linked School.  (This rule only applies to pupils who are currently attending an infant school which has a linked junior school).
Rule 4 – Sibling.  Children who have a sibling on the roll of the school at the time of the application.  This applies to Reception Class through to Year 5.
Rule 5 – Nearest school – Children for whom it is their nearest community or voluntary-controlled school.
Rule 6 – Distance – Children who live nearest to the school.

These rules are applied in the order they are listed above.  If more children qualify under a particular rule than there are places available, a tie break will be used by applying the next rule to those children.

Parents may request the name of their nearest school by calling the Customer Service Centre 0300 123 4043.

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