We are delighted that you are considering All Saints for your child. Admissions (joining a school) can be a very confusing and stressful time for parents. If you have any questions, concerns or difficulties with the process please get in touch and we will do our best to help you.
A frequently asked question is what happens in the event that there are more applications than places available. Below you will find our Admissions Policies for Reception and Nursery - these are important documents that tell you how we process applications in the case of over-subscription criteria. You will find the policy that applies for the current academic year (for In Year applications), and the one for the next (for Reception/Nursery).
There are three different types of admission to our school - Nursery Admissions, Reception Admissions and In-Year Admissions:
Children can join our Nursery from the September after they turn 3. We operate a single intake policy to Nursery. This means that all our Nursery age children normally start with us in September. If we still have places, then we may be able to offer places through the year. Please contact the school office for information.
We offer funded places in the morning (8:50am - 11:50am) and work in partnership with Little Ladybirds Pre-School to provide Nursery in the afternoon (12.15pm - 3.15pm) and childcare in the evening (3.15pm - 6.30pm). The whole provision is based in the same, purpose built building on site so children (and parents!) have a seamless transition from one provider to the next. Parents can use 30 hours funding and childcare vouchers to fund hours as required.
Please note - Little Ladybirds is operated independently of the school and parents will need to apply separately for a place with their provision. Please visit their website for more information: Little Ladybirds
All Saints' Nursery Admissions Timeline for September 2024:
|Monday 15th January 2024
|Applications open to apply for a place in our Nursery class.
|Friday 8th March 2024
|The application system for All Saints closes.
|Friday 15th March 2024
|All Saints will offer places directly to parent by letter or email.
|Wednesday 17th April 2024
|Deadline for parents to accept places in writing.
To apply for a place after Friday 8th March 2024, please contact the school office directly.
Children will be able to start in Reception in the September following their fourth birthday. Applications are managed by Hertfordshire County Council to a specific timetable. Please visit their website for more information.
Please also note the following:
- Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to the school is deferred until later in that academic year or until the term in which the child reaches compulsory school age.
- Parents can request that their child takes up the place part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age.
Due to changes in your circumstances, you may need to change the school your child attends. We have a maximum of 30 children in any class throughout the School. Please call the School first to see if we actually have any spaces available and, if places are available, arrange to visit the school. Since September 2010, the Local Authority has taken over the co-ordination of such admissions. Please click here for more information from the hertsdirect website.
If you are unsure at all, please call the School office for help and advice or to arrange for an opportunity to see the School.