Reception entry - September 2020

If you would like to visit our school, please use the link below to book one of our visit slots:

School Prospectus, 2020-21

Information on transition procedures can be found via the link to policies below.

Please read the information given below which gives details of our admission arrangements for the school.


Children are admitted into Nursery and School in accordance with the Hertfordshire County Council admission guidelines.  The published admissions number for September 2019 is 60 for Reception and 40 for Nursery. To accommodate a 'bulge' year, Year 1 in 2019/20 has an admissions number of 75 (over three classes).


Parents are sent admission information directly from the local authority during the year preceding entry to Nursery, and again in the year preceding entry into Reception.  These booklets give details of how to apply, the admissions policy, and the deadlines which must be met.


Nursery place applications are made during the Spring term, prior to entry and the admissions process is handled by the school - further details will appear on this website just before Christmas.   All children of Nursery age start as a single intake in September - if parents wish to defer their child’s start until January this must be confirmed in writing so that the place may be held open.


In-year Nursery admissions are handled by the school - please contact the school office for availability.


Reception, i.e. full-time school entry, is also, currently, a single intake in September.   If you feel your child will not be ready for school at that time, places may be deferred until the start of the term during which s/he reaches compulsory school age.  Places must be applied for via the local authority admissions team, who will notify parents of their allocation.  Attendance at Strathmore Nursery does not affect admission into school,  a separate application must be made.


In-year infant applications, eg. for children moving into the area, must be made to the Hertfordshire County Council in-year admissions team who may be contacted on 0300 123 4043. 

Strathmore Pre-School - this is a separate provision and enquiries about places should be addressed to the Pre-School Leader, Diane Grazette.
Looking for a Reception Place for September 2020? Prospective parent tours now being booked on this site - under "Key Information - Admission"