Applying for a nursery place for 2022:
If you wish to apply for your child to start at our Nursery during the current academic year, please contact our School Office: (020) 8953 3139, or Admin@summerswood.herts.sch.uk
Applying for a nursery place for September 2023:
Please watch this space for updated information about dates and deadlines for applying for your child to join our Nursery in September 2023.
Applying for a Reception place for September 2023:
Applications for Reception 2023 open on 1st November 2022 - please click on this link to apply for a Reception place for your child - below are details of important dates and deadlines (& a link for these dates):
1 November 2022
Online system opens for you to apply online.
Nov / Dec 2022
Open events at schools.
Find individual school details in the schools directory.
15 January 2023
Deadline to apply for a school place.
1 February 2023
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.
3 March 2023
Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week commencing 12 June 2023.
17 April 2023
National allocation day
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.
17 – 24 April 2023
Continuing interest applications open.
You can add new school preferences for some Hertfordshire schools for the first continuing interest run. Information will be available online on 17 April 2023.
17 April – 1 May 2023
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.
1 May 2023
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.
8 – 12 May 2023
First continuing interest run.
We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at the first continuing interest run.
16 May 2023 (4pm)
Last date to register an appeal.
15 – 23 May 2023
Continuing interest applications open for the second run.
You can add new school preferences for any school for the second continuing interest run.
23 May 2023
Last date to register a change of preferences or for new applications to be added for the second continuing interest run.
12 – 16 June 2023
Second (and final) continuing interest run.
We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at the second continuing interest run.
June – July 2023
If school vacancies occur, places will be filled from remaining continuing interest lists.
13 June – 18 July 2023
School place appeals take place during this period.
23 June 2023
Continuing interest lists (waiting lists) for junior and middle schools close on 22 June 2023.
To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire junior or middle school, you will need to make an in year application from 23 June 2023.
21 July 2023
Continuing interest lists (waiting lists) for primary schools close on 20 July 2023.
To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire primary school, you'll need to make an in year application from 21 July 2023.
Click here for more information.