Woodlands School is a Hertfordshire County, mixed ability, co-educational, day Primary School for children 3-11 years.  There are currently places for 210 children in the main school (Reception to Year Six), and 30 in the part-time morning Nursery.  We also have an Afternoon Playgroup run by a Playgroup Committee which has 28 places; some children may attend both the morning nursery and the afternoon playgroup.

The Woodlands community is proud of the firm but caring discipline and high standards of achievement.

Welcome to Woodlands Primary School



6th November 2017

Website opens



15th January 2018

Website closes



16th April 2018

Allocation Day

Admissions will email parents the school they have been allocated if you applied online and confirmed your email address.


16-23rd April 2018


Continuing Interest Application Opens

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


30th April 2018


Last day 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



Woodlands Nursery provides 30 places from 8.45 to 11.45am every morning (Monday - Friday) during term time.  Woodlands is a single intake in September for children who are born between 1/9/14 - 31/8/15.


If you would like to apply for a morning Nursery places, please follow the instructions below:

Visit our website: www.woodlands.herts.sch.uk.

Clock on the "Parents" tab

Click on the "Admission" tab

Download an application form.

Complete the application form and hand it in at the school office.

Applications for September 2018 can be made between 1st February 2018 - 16th March 2018.


Tours of Woodlands Nursery

 We are inviting parents to tour our Nursery on one of the following dates:


               17th January 2018        at 10am - limited spaces left.

                5th February 2018       at 10 am

                8th March 2018            at 10am

  Unfortunately, we are unable to show parents around on any other days.  Please contact the school to book an appointment.


How the applications will be considered?

 How are applications considered?

Once the closing date has arrived, we will consider all the applications received.  If there are 30 or fewer applications, all applicants will be offered a place. 

If there are more than 30 applicants, then the following criteria will be applied:


Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan

Children looked after

Children with a particular medical or social need to attend the school

Children with a sibling at the school

Children registered to attend the Woodlands Afternoon Playgroup

Children who have a parent who works at the school

Distance of the child's home from the school.

(To be eligible for consideration under criteria 1 to 3 you will need to supply documentary evidence with your application)

Children offered a place will be expected to attend the nursery five mornings a week Monday to Friday during term time.

Children who are not successful initially will go on a waiting list and will be offered a place if one becomes available.


How will distances be measured?

 We will use the following online distance measuring tool to calculate the straight line distance from your home to the school: https://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm




FOR 2018

Apply for funding via GOV.UK Childcare services

https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to access the gateway for a code.

·         Childcare

·         Enter d.o.b.

·         Click on government gateway and sign up

·         Click start now

·         Click on don’t have a Government

          Gateway account

·         Click on individual

·         Will provide you with a User ID No.

·         Then complete how to get code

·         Put in your mobile no. as a Access code

          will be text to you to use

·         Use this access code to complete your

           application online.


Important dates:

When can I start using my 30 free hours?

If you apply by 31 December 2017, your entitlement will start from 1 January 2018, if you're eligible.


If you apply after 31 December 2017, your entitlement will start from 1 April 2018, if you're eligible.


Parents of 4 year olds should only apply if their child won't be attending reception in a state-funded school in September.


Once you've applied sign into your account to get your eligibility code.


Contact the HMRC helpline on 0300 123 4097 for advice.


Those parents who have already got a code will need to reconfirm their eligibility every three months and will receive a reminder text message or email from the government before the deadline.  If you give false information about your elegibility, you could be fined up to £3000.