Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School

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Admissions

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.

 

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 not linked.

 

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 can apply online via the Herts County Council website.


You can apply for up to four 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.

Visits

Prospective Reception Parents Virtual School Tour

Unfortunately, the new Government guidelines introduced on the 5th November mean that we are no longer able to host school tours.

 

Please have a look at this video for a welcome from the Head and a quick tour of the three reception classrooms. You will see our large outdoor and forest school space

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOtNyt597NA 

 

If you have any specific requests for information about the school please telephone the school office on 01727 859978 and the admin team will take your details and arrange for the Headteacher to call you back.

 

The application process for September 2021 (for Reception children whose date of birth is between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017) will open on 2nd November 2020 and will close on 15 January 2021.  

 

Information about Nursery admissions can be found on the Nursery website page.

https://www.wheatfieldsinfants.herts.sch.uk/nursery/

Summerborn children

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 2017 and 31 August 2017), may request to the school admission authority for their 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 their normal age group except under exceptional circumstances, for example due to a special physical or educational need.

Please feel free to arrange a meeting with our Headteacher if you wish to discuss deferring entry into Reception for your child.

Proposed Admissions Consultation 2022-23 

In order to follow the admission rules of Hertfordshire County Council who administer our admissions we are consulting on changing our Determined Admission arrangements for 2022-23.

 The basis of this change is to update our rule 4 Nearest school to match that of HCC and to update the wording referring to Multiple Births as well as to include a supplementary rule 'Children of Staff'.

 Details of the changes can be found on the document below. If you have any comments you wish to add to this consultation please contact Mrs R Storkey in writing via our school office or by email to admin@wheatfieldsinfants.herts.sch.uk, clearly marked 'Admissions Consultation'.

The consultation period will run from 6 weeks from 2nd November 2020 to 14th December 2020. 

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