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. 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.

Visits

There are no further visits planned for prospective Reception 2022 parents, however, 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.

 

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 2018 and 31 August 2018), 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.

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