Nursery Applications for September 2022 

Applications will open on 31st January 2022. To make an application please click on the link provided:


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. If you are unable to join us for a tour please feel free to take a look at our video section of the website (Children tab > Strathmore Videos). Prospective parents video will give you some more information about what our school has to offer.


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


Tour dates will be as follows:


Tuesday 25th January 6 - 7pm   Book here

Tuesday 8th February 1 - 2pm   Book here

Tuesday 1st March 1 - 2pm        Book here

Tuesday 15th March 1 - 2pm      Book here

Virtual Nursery Tour

Still image for this video

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 Admissions Policy. 

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 contact the admissions team at Herts County Council (HCC). 

For appeals, please see the timeline from HCC in the link below. 



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 or by contacting them on 0300 123 4043. 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: 

Strathmore Pre-School - this is a separate provision and enquiries about places should be addressed to the Pre-School Leader, Diane Grazette.
Nursery tours for prospective parents for September 2022 admissions now open!