Admissions Information

On this page you will find information about Nursery, Reception and In year admissions. We hope that you will find all of the information that you need here, however if you have further questions please do contact the school office.

In Year Admissions

If you have recently moved to the area and are looking to change your child’s school you will need to complete an In year admissions application. Your application will be made to Hertfordshire County Council who will then allocate you a school place. Applications are made online, you can make your application here In Year

Please contact the school office to arrange a visit to the school.

Reception Admissions       

Your child will begin Reception in the September following their fourth birthday. Admissions to our Reception classes are controlled by HCC, applications are made directly to the County Council using the online application system Primary Applications

Applications for children to start school in September 2021 can be made from early November 2020. If the school is oversubscribed HCC will apply their admissions criteria which can be found here Admission Rules

Nursery Admissions

Our Nursery caters for children from the September following their third birthday until their admission to Reception. Our Nursery is led by qualified teachers with the support of qualified Early Years staff. We offer the universal 15 free hours as well as the 30 hours scheme; families not eligible for the 30 hours scheme may purchase additional sessions or lunch clubs if they wish.

You can check your eligibility or sign up for the 30 hours scheme here Childcarechoices

Applying for a Nursery place

Applications for a place in the Nursery are made directly to the school. Please download the Nursery Application Form and once completed email it to, applications will be accepted until 15th January 2021 at 5.00pm.

You will receive confirmation that your application has been received within 5 working days.

If we are oversubscribed we will apply our oversubscription criteria in order to allocate places, please read more about this in our Nursery Admissions Policy –  Tannery Nursery Admission Policy

If you are applying outside of the application period please contact Mrs Kirsten Grimmer in the school office before proceeding.


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Many thanks for such a lovely open session last week, it was wonderful and I know my daughter would thrive in this kind of setting. The tour guides Becky and Camilla were wonderful and such a huge credit to the school and their parents. You must all be so proud.
Prospective Nursery Parent