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NURSERY APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

If you would like to make a late application, please contact the school: admin@strathmore.herts.sch.uk

 

Our Nursery staff have completed a video tour of the setting for you to look at and we are really proud of what we can offer your child here at Strathmore.

 

 

Virtual Nursery Tour

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Nursery Places for school year September 2020 - July 2021

We have places available in our current Nursery class, for children who will turn 4 before September 2021.  If you would like to find out more, or make an application, please contact the school office for advice, emails to admin@strathmore.herts.sch.uk

Nursery Admissions - September 2021

In recent times, the process for parents applying for a nursery place in the academic year the children turn 4, has changed.  There is no longer one central system for applying to local authority nurseries.  More recently, parents have been given the choice of using their free hours of nursery entitlement between private providers or local authority nurseries.  Parents now need to approach individual nurseries about applying for a place.  In order to make the process easier for parents, all the schools in the Hitchin area with a nursery class, have aligned their application timeline.  Although parents still need to apply to the nurseries individually, the process and time frame to do so is the same for all the settings.

The timeline below shows the application timeline being adopted for September 2021, and applies to all nurseries in the Hitchin area linked to mainstream schools.  Eligible children are those turning 4 between 01.09.21 and 31.08.22. 

 

Monday 1st February 2021

Applications open via school’s websites for Hitchin local authority nurseries linked to mainstream schools (online applications preferred).

Friday 12th March 2021

Applications close for Hitchin local authority nurseries linked to mainstream schools.

Friday 23rd April 2021

Offers made to parents (via the same method as application was made).

Friday 30th April 2021

Deadline for parents to accept/reject places.

Continued interest offers will be made after this date.

 

All places are funded by the local authority, have a qualified nursery teacher and provide the opportunity for children to experience being part of a school.  Further partnership information can be found in the document below:

Due to restrictions around the current Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to run our usual open events for prospective parents this year.  Please see this link to our prospectus for the current year, and we have created a virtual "tour" of the school - please see below:  

Strathmore Infant and Nursery School Virtual Tour

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Please contact us by email at admin@strathmore.herts.sch.uk with any questions you may have and we will be happy to answer them.

In-Year Admissions

All places should be applied for using the Hertfordshire County Council admissions system.  Once your child has been allocated a place, you will be invited to visit the school prior to starting.  Parents will need to complete a registration form, which can be found on this link: 

Reception entry - September 2021

Applications for entry to our Reception classes are processed by the local authority, during the autumn / spring terms.  The closing date for applications is 15th January.  For all queries regarding these applications please contract the admissions team at Herts County Council, www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions.

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 2021 is 60 for Reception and 40 for Nursery. To accommodate a 'bulge' year, our current Year 2 (September 2020 to August 2021) 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.   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.
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