Reception entry - September 2022

Applications for entry to our Reception classes are processed by the local authority, during the autumn / spring terms.  Applications open from 1st November 2021 until 15th January 2022.  For all queries regarding these applications please contract the admissions team at Herts County Council,


We would like to welcome you to visit our school if you are a prospective parent for Reception in 2022. 


Tours will take place from 9.45am and last approximately an hour. 


As this is during the school day and we still have Covid measures in place, we ask that only parents attend and no younger children unless babes in arms. 


To book a place, please click on the link which will redirect you to Ticket Lab.  


Our tour dates are as follows:


Monday 8th November                 

Thursday 11th November              

Monday 15th November                

Thursday 18th November               

Monday 22nd November              

Thursday 2nd December             



Due to popular demand we have some more dates available, please ensure only 2 tickets are booked per family. All tours start at 10.15. 

 Monday 8th November  

Monday 15th November 

Monday 29th November  




Nursery Applications for September 2022 

Applications will open on 31st January 2022. 


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.


You will be able to visit the school in the Spring term. We will open our booking system in January. 


Tour dates will be as follows:


Tuesday 25th January 6 - 7pm (TBC)

Tuesday 8th February 1 - 2pm

Tuesday 1st March 1 - 2pm

Tuesday 15th March 1 - 2pm

Virtual Nursery Tour

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Nursery Admissions - September 2022

Parents have the choice of using their free hours of nursery entitlement between private providers or local authority nurseries. If they wish for their child to attend a nursery setting, parents 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 2022, and applies to all nurseries in the Hitchin area linked to mainstream schools.  Eligible children are those turning 4 between 01.09.22 and 31.08.23. 


Monday 31st January 2022

Applications open via school’s websites for Hitchin maintained nursery schools and nursery classes (online applications preferred)

Friday 11th March 2022

Applications close for Hitchin maintained nursery schools and nursery classes

Thursday 31st March 2022

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

Friday 22nd April 2022

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:

Strathmore Infant and Nursery School Virtual Tour

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Please contact us by email at 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: 

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 2022 is 60 for Reception and 39 for Nursery.


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.
Reception tours for prospective parents are now available to book for September 2022 admissions. Please visit our Admissions page via the Key Information tab.