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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. 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 2015 and 31st August 2016 will be eligible for a place in our nursery to start in September 2019.

  • Hertfordshire County Council will post general information directly to parents of Hertfordshire children born between 01/09/2015 and 31/08/2016 in October/November 2018. 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 4th February 2019
Deadline for applications – Friday 15 March 2019
Offers made – Monday 1st April 2019
Deadline for parents to accept place – Wednesday 24th April 2019

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

There is no right of appeal for Nursery admissions.


Nursery Open Mornings

Open mornings will be held at 9.15am

Wednesday 6th February 2019

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Tuesday 12th March 2019

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 2014 and 31st August 2015 must apply for a place in Reception class to commence 1st September 2019.  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 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2015

Tuesday 5th November 2018 – Online admissions system opens

Tuesday 15th January 2019 – Closing date for applications

Tuesday 16th April 2019 – School offers made

Tuesday 30th April 2019 – 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 10.00am

Monday 12th November 2018

Monday 3rd December 2018

Monday 14th January 2019

Please phone the school office on 01923 773240 to book a visit on the above listed dates.



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.

Secondary Transfer Applications 2019-2020

Secondary Admissions – Children born – 01/09/2007-31/08/2008

September/October – Secondary and upper schools hold their open events, see: for school details and application process.

Monday 3rd September 2018 – Application process opens

Wednesday 31st October 2018 – Closing date for applications

Tuesday  4th December 2018 – Last date to:

  • Submit reasons for making a late application and for that application to be considered ‘ontime’.
  • Notify us of a change of address and for that address to be taken into account for allocation day.

Thursday 31st January  2019- Last date to make a late application to be considered for allocation day.

Thursday 1st March 2019 – School places are offered

Secondary Transfer – September 2019

Important Information

Children born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008 will move to secondary education in September 2019.

The parents of any child currently in Year 5, who might apply for a place in Y7 in 2019 at any of
the Consortium schools under test criteria, will need to register with the Consortium. The best
way to do this is via the SW Herts Admissions Consortium website which can be found at

Registration to take the tests will open on Monday 30th April and close on Friday 22nd June. The
period in which parents can register this year is set over seven weeks and parents should be
reminded that no late registrations will be accepted.

Prior to registering for the tests, we advocate that parents ensure that their child is eligible for a
place at a preferred school under that school’s admissions criteria. Admission arrangements are
published on each school’s website and if the child is not eligible, there is no point in that child
taking any of the tests. This averts confusion and disappointment at a later stage.



Please click on the link below to gain access to the appeals system.



Appeals timetable 2019

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