Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School

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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. Please note the rule on Infant class size: It is against the law for infant classes (Reception to Year 2) to be taught in a class with more than 30 pupils. This is taken into account when allocating school places and at appeals.


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.


Hertfordshire Admission Department also administers our In Year Admissions. Click on the link above to find out how to apply.

Applications for September 2024


The applications process for places at Primary and Junior schools for September 2024 will opened on Wednesday 1st November 2023 and will end on Monday 15th January 2024.  Please find the link to the admissions here.


Please be aware that Children in Year 2 do not transfer automatically to Wheatfields Junior School, you will need to make an application for your child to go there , but as a linked school they will be allocated a place.


Schools Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024

Prospective Reception  Visits


We hold a series of tours in November for  parents to visit the school.  The visit will include a tour of the school and a talk from our Headteacher, Miss Cockburn. 


To book a place, please contact the School Office on 01727 859978 or email admin@wheatfieldsinfants.aat.school


Dates  - To be confirmed


Summer Born 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 2019 and 31 August 2019), might feel they're not ready to start school.


If your child is born between 1 April and 31 August they're classed as a "summer born" child.

Children usually start Reception class in the September after their 4th birthday.

However, if your child is summer born, you might feel they're not ready to start school.


If you delay applying for Reception...

  • Your child will be allocated a place to start in Reception after their 5th birthday, as long as you apply during the normal Reception application round.
  • You won't get a reminder in the post to apply.
  • We'll treat your delayed application in exactly the same way as an application for a child who would normally start Reception in that year.
  • Your child will remain in that year group and move through the school with those children in that year.


If your summer born child is in nursery and you want  to keep the place another year rather than moving onto a reception class, you must let your nursery know before the end of the spring term. That is before the Easter holiday break.


If you don't let the nursery know, they may offer the place to another child.


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


Free early education

You can get 15 hours free early education for 38 weeks a year from when your child is 3 up until the compulsory school age of 5.

If you decide to delay your child starting school, they will still get these hours until the age of 5.


For more information please check the Department of Education for advice and guidance.