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 2023

 

The applications process for places at Primary and Junior schools for September 2023 opened on Monday 1st November 2021 and will end on Sunday 15th January 2023.  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.

 

Prospective Reception Parent Tours 

The following tours for prospective Reception Parents have been arranged.

 

Please contact the school office after school starts in the Autumn Term on 01727 859978 or email admin@wheatfieldsinfants.herts.sch.uk to reserve a place.

 

Thursday 10th November  2022 10.00am  Full 

Monday 14th November  2022 9.30am  Full

Friday 18th November 2022 10.00am Full

Monday 21st November 2022 9.30am Full

Tuesday 22nd November 2022 10.45am Full

Monday 28th November 2022 9.30am Limited Spaces Available

 

Each visit lasts approximately one hour, and will consist of a short presentation by the Headteacher, followed by a tour of the school.

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.

 

 

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