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Nursery Application Form 2021-2022

Nursery Admissions - September 2021

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

When will my child start at nursery?

Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 can apply for nursery places from the 4th January 2021 to 12th March 2021. Your application will be for a nursery place for September 2021.

How do I apply?

From January 2021, print off the application form found at the top of this page and hand in to the school office by 12th March 2021.

 

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.

 

Reception Admissions - September 2021

 

2 November 2020

Online system opens for you to apply online.

Nov / Dec 2020

Open events at schools. 

Find individual school details in the schools directory.

15 January 2021

Deadline to apply for a school place.

1 February 2021

  • 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 2021

Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week commencing 14 June 2021.

16 April 2021

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 – 22 April 2021

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 16 April 2021.

16 – 30 April 2021

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 2021

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.

10 – 14 May 2021

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.

21 May 2021 (4pm)

Last date to register an appeal.

17 – 25 May 2021

Continuing interest applications open for the second run.

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

25 May 2021

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

14 – 18 June 2021

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 2021

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

25 June 2021

Continuing interest lists (waiting lists) for junior and middle schools close on 24 June 2021.

To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire junior or middle school, you will need to make an in year application from 25 June 2021.

16 June – 23 July 2021

School place appeals take place during this period.

23 July 2021

Continuing interest lists (waiting lists) for primary schools close on 22 July 2021.

To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire primary school, you'll need to make an in year application from 23 July 2021.