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.

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

Friday 18th November 2022 10.00am Full

Monday 21st November 2022 9.30am

Tuesday 22nd November 2022 10.45am


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), 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.