The school and Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) operates two separate admission systems for Nursery and Reception. This means that the offer of a place in Nursery does not guarantee a place in school.
Full information on the School Admissions process can be found on the HCC website via the link below. If you have any further questions please contact HCC direct.
The next round of admissions for Nursery is September 2023:
If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you will be able to make an application for a nursery school place to start in September 2023.
Children are accepted into Nursery in the September before their fourth birthday.
Applications for Nursery are made directly with the school. Please complete the online Nursery Application Form here once the application process begins as per the dates below.
(Please note that our system does not allow for an automatic email confirmation of an application being made. You should receive an email from school within a week to confirm receipt of the application. If you do not hear within that timeframe, please contact school on firstname.lastname@example.org)
Once the process is closed as per the dates below you can make a late application here.
If you do make a late application please email email@example.com to let us know.
Timeline for Nursery Admissions 2023-2024
The following timeline for Nursery applications is being followed by the schools listed:
Bridgewater Primary School
Greenway Primary & Nursery School
Potten End Primary School
St Mary’s Primary School
St Thomas More Primary School
Swing Gate Infant School & Nursery
Westfield Primary School & Nursery
20th February 2023 – Nursery applications open. Application via online form on the school website (paper copies are available from the school on request)
24th March 2023– Nursery applications close for on time applications . Applications can be accepted at any point after this date, but will be dealt with after on time applications. If you are making a late application, please also ring the school office to let us know on 01442 866249.
21st April 2023 – Nursery places are offered to families by email
28th April 2023 – Deadline for accepting Nursery places
(From 28th April onwards we can continue to accept applications and allocate Nursery places to children, based on availability).
Parents moving to the area are advised to phone the school to discuss admission procedures.
The application process will start in February 2023. There will be opportunities to visit the school during this period, subject to any Covid 19 restrictions. Dates are as follows:-
Tuesday 10th January 2023
Thursday 2nd February 2023
Tuesday 21st February 2023
Tuesday 21st March 2023
All tours start at 9.15 am and will last for approximately 1 hour.
To book your place please call our school office on 01442 866249.
The school has always been very popular and is often over-subscribed. If there are more requests than places, the school will use the HCC criteria when making decisions.
|Apply online from||20.02.23|
|Deadline for parents to accept places||28.04.23|
Please do take time to view the Starting Nursery PowerPoint presentation below and for an overall insight into the school view the Head Teacher’s presentation. We would also urge you to watch the video on our School page for an additional insight into how the school operates. If you have any questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children are accepted into Reception class in the September of the school year they are 5.
Applications for admission into primary schools to start in September 2023 are for children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.
|Online admissions system opens||01.11.22|
|Closing date for applications (online or paper)||15.01.23|
|Closing date for accepting a place||01.05.23|
Last date for accepting any place offered is 1st May 2023
Applications can be made online by going to: Reception admissions
Parents are informed by HCC of allocations following the closure of the admissions process in the year of Reception admission.
We invite children to visit with their parents, see their new classroom and meet their new teacher, the term before admission. In addition, an evening meeting for parents is organised a few weeks before new children are due to enter school, so that they can meet other parents and have any questions answered by the Head Teacher.
The school has always been very popular and is often over-subscribed. If there are more requests than places, the local authority will use the HCC criteria when making decisions.
Please do take time to view the Head Teacher’s presentation below together with the Starting Reception PowerPoint presentation. We would also urge you to watch the video on our School page which gives an insight into how the school operates. If you have any questions or concerns please email email@example.com
Visit dates for prospective Reception 2023 intake:-
- Thursday 3rd November, 9.15am
- Tuesday 15th November, 9.15am
- Thursday 8th December, 9.15am
- Wednesday 11th January, 9.15am
To book your place, please ring school office on 01442 866249
In Year Admissions
An application to move between schools straight away (or within a few weeks) is known as an In Year application. This is when a child wishes to transfer to another school outside of the usual transfer time, for example because of a change of address.
Further information on moving schools and how to make an In Year application can be found online at: