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.
Parkside School is responsible for managing its own Nursery admissions. Parkside Nursery offers 15 and 30 hour 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 2024||Tuesday 5th September 2023||Friday 13th October 2023 5pm||Tuesday 7th November 2023||Wednesday 21st November 2023|
|Summer 2024||Thursday 4th January 2024||Friday 9th February 2024 5pm||Tuesday 27th February 2024||Wednesday 6th March 2024|
|Autumn 2024||Tuesday 5th January 2024||Friday 8th March 2024 5pm||Tuesday 16th April 2024||Tuesday 30th April 2024|
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 email@example.com
Before choosing your child’s school, it is incredibly important for you to get a feel for the school in action. We will be hosting new parent tours on the following dates:
- Wednesday 8th November at 9.30am
- Tuesday 21st November at 10.00am
- Wednesday 17th January 2024 at 1.30pm
Please call the school office to book your place on a tour or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception Admissions September 2023
Children born between 1/9/2019 and 31/8/2020. Admissions are dealt with by Hertfordshire County Council online. Applications open on Wednesday 1st November 2023 and close on Monday 15th January 2024.
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.