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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

Nursery Admissions 2018 and Beyond

Hertfordshire Schools are now responsible for their own Nursery admissions.  Parents will apply direct to the school of their choice.  All parents are eligible for 15 hours free Early Years education.


Government Funding for Nursery Age Children

Working parents may also be eligible for an additional 15 hours of care.  These two entitlements together make up 30 hours free childcare.  Parents will be responsible for checking their eligibility for the 15 additional hours.  If they are eligible, they will be given a code which they will present to their chosen provider to claim the funding for the additional 15 hours.  A summary of the eligibility criteria (as of 16th May 2017) is shown at the end of this document and full details and changes can be found on

To check if your child is entitled to the full 30 hours free childcare, go to


Age range for Nursery pupils

  • All children born between 1 September 2014 and 31st August 2015 will be eligible for a place in our nursery to start in September 2018.

  • Hertfordshire County Council will post general information directly to parents of Hertfordshire children born between 01/09/2014 and 31/08/2015 in October/November 2017. Information will also be available on the Hertfordshire County Council Website.  

  • For full details of nurseries and early years providers, please click on the link

  • To check that your child is the right age for free early education and childcare, and for up to date information on eligibility, go to


Nursery Application Process

Please call the school office to arrange a visit at the school.


Nursery Admission Arrangements

How to apply- Down load paper application from school Website and return back to school in the given time frame.

When to apply – Monday 5th February 2018
Deadline for applications – Friday 23rd March 2018
Offers made – Tuesday 24th April 2018
Deadline for parents to accept place – Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Late applications will not be dealt with until all on-time applications have been considered.

There is no right of appeal for Nursery admissions.

30 Hours Free Childcare Eligibility Criteria

Parents of three and four year olds will need to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for 30 hours free childcare:

  • they earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months

  • this equates to £120 a week (or c. £6,000 a year) for each parent over 25 year old or £112.80 a week (or c. £5,800 a year) for each parent between 21 and 24 years old

  • this applies whether you are in paid employment, self-employed or on a zero hours contract

  • the parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the free childcare to enable them to work

  • where one or both parents are on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, or if they are on statutory sick leave

  • where one parent meets the income criteria and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have been assessed as having limited capability to work

  • where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’ (i.e. they are newly self-employed) they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for 12 month

  • if a non-EEA (European economic area) national, the parent must have recourse to public funds

A parent will not meet the criteria when:

  • either parent has an income of more than £100,000

  • either parent is a non-EEA (European economic area) national and subject to immigration control (and has no recourse to public funds)

Provisional Report Pending Governors Ratification

Reception Admissions

Children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 must apply for a place in Reception class to commence 1st September 2018.  Do not assume if your child is in a nursery class they will automatically move to Reception class, an application must be made through the Hertfordshire County Council admissions process at


Key Dates

Primary Admissions – Children born 01/09/2013-31/08/2014

Monday 6th November 2017 – Online admissions system opens

Monday 15th January 2018 – Closing date for applications

Monday 16th April 2018 – School offers made

Monday 30th April 2018 – Deadline for parents to accept places


Please complete a supplementary application form available from our website and return to St Peter's primary if you intend to apply for a reception place.


Open Mornings will be held at 9.30

8th November 2017

15th November 2017

Please phone the school office to make an appointment to view the school.

In Year Admissions

Please complete an In Year Application form via the Herfordshire web link below and complete a supplementary information form, which needs to be returned to the school office.

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