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Nursery Admissions - September 2018

From the 1st September 2017, the school will be responsible for managing Nursery admissions.

When will my child start at nursery?

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 can apply for nursery places from the 1st February 2018 to 16th March 2018. Your application will be for a nursery place for September 2018.

How do I apply?

Print off the application form found at the top of this page and hand in to the school office by 16th March 2018.


How are applications considered?

Once the closing date has arrived, we will then consider all the applications made. It there are less than 30 applications made, all offers will be made. If we receive more applications, then the following will be applied.

1. Does your child have an EHCP?

2. Is your child a looked after child?

3. Does your child have any medical or social reasons why Summerswood is the school they should go to?

4. Does your child have a sibling in the school?

5. Child of Staff Members

6. Are you taking up the 30 hour offer?

7.The distance you live from the school.

To be eligible for criteria 1-3, further documents will be required at the point of application. If these are not sent in with the application form, these criteria will not be considered.


Interested in a place at Summerswood Primary School?

Contact the Admissions Department on 0300123 4043


log on to http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions/to register your interest

We follow the Hertfordshire admissions procedures and policy. Hertfordshire County Council manage the admission process. For more information follow the link below.

Hertsdirect Admissions.

We welcome visits to the school and will happily show you round. Please contact the school office.

We understand that for many of you this is the first time you will be applying for a place for your child. There are no silly questions in our school - so please make sure you raise any queries to help ensure you don't miss out on the process.


Important dates – primary, junior and middle school admissions

6 November 2017

Online system opens for you to apply online.

Nov / Dec 2017

Open events at schools.

Find individual school details in the schools directory.

15 January 2018

Deadline to apply for a school place.

2 February 2018

  • Last date to submit a written explanation giving reasons why your application was late, for your application to be agreed as ‘on time’.

  • If you move house, this is the last date for you to provide evidence of your new address

    and for it to be considered ‘on time’ in the allocation process.

5 March 2018

Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week commencing 18 June 2018.

16 April 2018

National allocation day

We will email you the school you've been allocated, if you applied online and confirmed your email address. The online allocation system will be updated with allocations and be available only after allocation emails have been sent.

Notification letters will be posted first class only to parents or carers who applied on paper.

If you applied online, you can use online facilities including appeals and continuing interest.

16 – 23 April 2018

Continuing interest applications open.

You can add new school preferences for the first continuing interest run.

16 – 30 April 2018

Continuing interest lists are created.

Applicants with unmet higher preferences will automatically go on the list for those schools.

Parents or carers should confirm this with schools responsible for their own admissions.

30 April 2018

Last date for accepting the place offered.

Online applicants must accept the place online.

Paper applicants should return their response form to the Admissions and Transport team.

14 – 18 May 2018

First continuing interest run.

We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at this first continuing interest run.

18 May 2018 (by 4pm)

Last date to register an appeal.

21 – 28 May 2018

Continuing interest applications open again.

You can add new school preferences for the second continuing interest run.

28 May 2018

Last date to register a change of preferences or for new applications to be added for the second continuing interest run.

18 – 22 June 2018

Second (and final) continuing interest run.

We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at this second continuing interest run.

June – August 2018

If school vacancies occur, places will be filled from remaining continuing interest lists.

18 June – 20 July 2018

School place appeals take place during this period.

End of July 2018 (date to be confirmed)

To retain your continuing interest, you will need to make an in year application.

Full details available after allocation day.