At present there are two admission processes, one for Nursery Admissions and one for Primary Admissions. Parents are invited to apply to the school directly for a place in the Nursery Class. Please see the admissions policy for Nursery below.
Information is sent to families directly from Herts County Council for Primary Admissions. This explains the admission process in detail, including the admission criteria. The admission process takes place in the academic year prior to the child starting Nursery/Reception Class.
From the 1st September 2017, Parkside School is now responsible for managing Nursery admissions. From September 2019 Parkside Nursery will be offering 30 hours funded childcare.
When will my child start at nursery?
Children can start nursery at Parkside the term after they are three years old.
|Child’s 3rd birthday||Nursery admission (start date)|
|1st April – 31st August||Autumn Term (September)|
|1st September -31st December||Spring Term (January)|
|1st January – 31st March||Summer Term (April)|
How do I apply?
You should apply for a nursery place within the time frames set out in the table below.
|Term your child is eligible to start Nursery||Applications open||Application deadline||Date offer letters sent||Deadline for response to allocation|
|Spring 2020||Monday 10th September 2019||Friday 19th October 2019 5pm||Tuesday 5th November 2019||Wednesday 13th November 2019|
|Summer 2020||Thursday 9th January 2020||Friday 14th February 2020 5pm||Tuesday 25th February 2020||Wednesday 4th March 2020|
|Autumn 2020||Monday 6th January 2020||Friday 6th March 2020 5pm||Monday 20th April 2020||Monday 4th May 2020|
|Spring 2021||Monday 7th September 2020||Friday 16th October 2020 5pm||Tuesday 3rd November 2020||Wednesday 11th November 2020|
Places will be offered in accordance with our Nursery Admissions Policy.
You can download an application below, collect one from the school office or request one via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception Admissions September 2020
Children born between 1/9/2015 and 31/8/2016. Admissions are dealt with by Hertfordshire County Council online. Applications open on Monday 4th November 2019 and close on Wednesday 15th January 2020.
The following dates are available to tour the school;
Thursday 7th November 2019 at 9.30am
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 9.30am
Wednesday 8th January 2020 at 9.30am
Please contact the school office if you would like to book onto a tour.
In-Year Admissions, Reception – Year 6
For any enquiries about in-year admissions or to place your child on the waiting list for Parkside please contact Admissions at Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043. More information can be found here.