How to Apply

Hertfordshire County Council manage admissions (excluding Nursery). For all admissions information including booklets and guidance, current admission arrangements and previous statistical information please follow the link to our Herts Direct Admissions pages, or speak to them directly on the Admissions Queries phone number, both below.

Admissions Queries - 0300 1234 043

Admissions Appeal Timetable 2024-25 

Nursery Admissions 

Nursery Admissions are managed by Laurance Haines School. We accept applications for 15 hours and 30 hours provision for eligible families. 

To find out if you are eligible for 30 hours provision, please click on this link:

30 Hours Free Childcare

Nursery Admissions 2023-24

For admission queries please email

For children whose date of birth is between 1st September 2020 to 31st December 2020, you will be eligible to apply for a Nursery place starting January 2024.  

Deadline to apply is Friday 3rd November 2023

Offer letters sent by schools to parents/carers - Friday 10th November 2023 (via email)

Deadline to accept place - Friday 24th November 2023 - 5pm

Nursery Admission Arrangements for 2023-24


Reception Admissions 

For children who are born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019.

Reception admissions are managed by the Herts Admissions Team.

Applications open: 1st November 2022

Applications close: 15th January 2023

Applications must be made here. Applications after this date may still be made, but they will be considered to be late.

Please note: having a Nursery place is no guarantee of a main school place. There is a separate application procedure for Reception class.

Admission arrangements IMAT 2022-2023 (revised July 2021)

Admission arrangements IMAT 2023-2024 (revised February 2022)

Information for parents and carers of children applying to primary, junior and middle schools for September 2023.


In Year Admissions 

In-year Admissions will be managed by the  Herts Admissions Team. To see if places are available at our school for this current school year, see here.

To apply for an in-year place, please see the Herts Admissions Website instructions.