Prospective Parent Nursery Visits September 2017
Visits for Prospective Nursery Parents have been arranged for the following dates:
9.30am Thursday 23rd February 2017
9.30am Tuesday 28th February 2017
9.30am Monday 6th March 2017
9.30am Wednesday 8th March 2017
Please contact the School Office on 01727 859978 to reserve a place.
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 2017
The applications process for places at primary and junior schools for September 2017 opened on Monday 7 November 2016 and will end on 15th January 2017. This process is for children currently in nursery, for children in year 2 and year 4.Late applications are not dealt with until all on-time applications have been considered and therefore parents are much less likely to be offered a place at one of their preferred schools if they apply late.
· Under 11s 2017 leaflets were posted on 7 November directly to all families of nursery age children in Hertfordshire who should apply for a Reception place for September 2017. The leaflets inform parents/carers about how to make an application, provide key dates and give further information about the process.
· Copies of the Under 11s 2017 leaflet will be distributed to all pupils in Years 2 who will be applying for places in the Junior School for September 2017. via book bags. Please be aware that Children in Year 2 do not transfer automatically to Wheatfields Junior School, you will need to make an application for them.
The application dates and deadlines for children staring school in 2017/2018 are as follows:
Reception Places: September 2017 For children born between 1st September 2012 - 31st August 2013
Reception Online Applications 7th November 2016 - 15th January 2017
Nursery Places: September 2017 For children born between 1st September 2013 - 31st August 2014
Nursery Online Applications : 6th February 2017 - 17th March 2017
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.
For further information from Herts County Council please click below: