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In Year Admissions

An 'in year admission' is when a child already attends a school but wishes to transfer to another school outside of the usual transfer time, for example because the child is moving to a new address. These transfers take place during the academic year, which is why they are referred to as in year admissions.


For further information, please click on the link below:


In Year Admissions


September Admissions - Reception and Junior

Applications for admission into primary, infant, junior and middle schools to start in September open during November of the previous year and close in the January of the year of admission. Online applications can still be made after that date but will be treated as late applications. A guide for parents and carers of children applying for a primary place (Reception Classes) or  junior school (Year 3) for academic year 2020-21 is available by clicking on the link below:


 School Admissions


If your child is in Year 2 at an infant school you must apply for a place at a junior school.


The website includes an interactive copy of the “Applying for a school place” booklet and a directory for all schools with reception classes, junior schools and middle schools in Hertfordshire.


It is recommend that you visit the website to view the admissions booklet and apply online because:


  • it is quick, easy to use and secure
  • you will receive immediate confirmation that your application
    has been received and you can view it at any time
  • you can change your application at any time up to the closing date
  • you can accept the school place offered online


If you do not have internet access at home you can use the internet at your local library free of charge.


If you are unable to apply online you can request a booklet, which includes the application form
and a local school directory by calling 0300 123 4043.


Nursery Applications

To enquire about places currently available in our nursery here at Icknield (for children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018) please contact the School Office.


The nursery admissions process for September 2022 is for children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 and opens in November 2021.  


Nursery admissions are now being processed directly by each Hertfordshire school.  So if you would like to apply for a nursery place for your child you can either download the admission form from here or you can request a paper copy from the School Office.


The two main Free Early Education and Childcare funding initiatives available to parents via the following options are:


  • 15 Hours Free Early Education - All 3 and 4 years olds are entitled to 570 hours of free early education per year, equal to up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year.
  • 30 Hours Free Extended Childcare - Some 3 and 4 year olds may also be entitled to an additional 570 hours of childcare per year equal to extended 30 hours a week for 38 weeks a year.  The 30 hour free childcare entitlement is available to working families who meet the eligibility criteria.


Icknield Nursery will trial both options, offering up to 30 hours of high quality Free Early Education for eligible families.  We believe this approach best meets the needs of the local community surrounding our school, allowing as many local families as possible to benefit from Nursery education.


Completed forms should be submitted before the closing date either via email, post or in person to the School Office.  Please see key dates below:


Key Date

Admissions Activity

1 November 2021

Admissions open

7 March 2022

Admissions close

Week commencing 21 March 2022

Offers made to parents / carers

22 April 2022

Parent / carer response deadline




Nursery Admission Application Form

Our 2017 Ofsted inspection commented - that we still provide good quality education & a stimulating & caring environment. Individual needs are well met & children quickly grow in confidence. There is a positive culture for safeguarding & pupils said that they feel happy & settled in school.

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