Admissions Procedure

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.

School admissions


The next round of admissions for Nursery is September 2021:

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you will be able to make an application for a nursery school place to start in September 2021.

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

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 to let us know.

Timeline for Nursery Admissions 2021-2022

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
Victoria School
Westfield Primary School & Nursery

(to view a summary of the dates detailed below, click here)

22nd February 2021 – Nursery applications open. Application via online form on the school website (paper copies are available from the school on request)

15th April 2021 – 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.

28th April 2021 – Nursery places are offered to families by email

7th May 2021 – Deadline for accepting Nursery places
(From 30th 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 2021. There will be opportunities to visit the school during this period, subject to any Covid 19 restrictions.

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 22.02.21
Application deadline 15.04.21
Offer date 28.04.21
Deadline for parents to accept places 07.05.21

We are now able to offer small Nursery tours for up to 5 people on the following dates (numbers restricted to 1 per family):-
Friday 5th March @ 9.30am
Tuesday 16th March @ 9.30am
Thursday 15th April @ 9.30am
Please contact the school by phone (01442 866249) or email ( to book a place.
We would ask you to please wear a mask once on school premises and hand sanitise upon entry to the building. Thank you.

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

Starting Nursery PowerPoint Presentation

Head Teacher’s Presentation


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 2021 are for children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.

Online admissions system opens    02.11.20
Closing date for applications (online or paper)   15.01.21
Allocation day   16.04.21
Closing date for accepting a place   30.4.21

Last date for accepting any place offered is 30th April 2021

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

Head Teacher’s Presentation

Starting Reception PowerPoint Presentation

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:

In-year admissions