We have limited Nursery places available, including 30 hour places for eligible families.
For further information contact the School Office on 01727 859978.
The school works within the admissions policy of Hertfordshire Education Authority. Hertfordshire’s Admission Department administers the admissions process. There are separate processes for Nursery and Reception and parents need to apply for both stages as they are no longer linked. We have 80 places in Nursery and 90 in Reception.
RECEPTION SCHOOL APPLICATIONS SEPTEMBER 2018
Information regarding applications for entry into Nursery and Reception will soon be available here
Children usually start Reception class in the September after their 4th birthday.
Parents of “summer born” children (their date of birth is between 1 April 2013 and 31 August 2013), may request to the school admission authority for thier child to remain in Nursery for a second year and then in principle be admitted into reception out of their normal age group. The admission authority will make a decision on an individual basis and in the best interests of the child concerned. If it is decided that it is best for the child to defer entry into Reception, the parent would have to make an application the following year for their child to start Reception rather than Year 1.
As a school we do not encourage children being taught out of thier normal age group except under exceptional circumstances, for example due to a special physical or education need.
Please feel free to arrange a meeting with our Headteacher if you wish to discuss deferring entry into Reception for your child.
We operate a single entry admission and all children start school in September. Each year group has 3 classes with maximum of 30 children in each class.
Information about the application process should be sent directly to you from Hertfordshire County Council when your child is the appropriate age. If you live in Hertfordshire you must apply on Hertfordshire County Council’s Under 11s application form, either online or on paper.
You can apply for up to three schools in order of preference. If a school receives more applications than they have places available, admission criteria are used and places are allocated to those who best meet the published admission rules.
Children are welcomed into Nursery in September.
Pupils attend Wheatfields Nursery for the equivalent of five half-days per week (15 hours total), in one of the following attendance patterns, either full-week places: 5 mornings or flexible places: 2 full-days + ½ a day ie.Monday all day, Tuesday all day and Wednesday am or Wednesday pm, Thursday all day and Friday all day. Parents who choose a flexible place are asked to pay a small additional charge for their child to be cared for over lunchtime. This is in addition to the 15 funded hours.
We strongly advise that you apply online at: www.hertsdirect.org/nurseryadmissions as you will also be able to view your allocation online. You will also be able to change your preferences online up until the deadline date.
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