Admissions

SCHOOL VISITS

Woodlands Staff are happy to show parents around our school.  If you wish to have a tour, please make an appointment via the school office.

PLAYGROUP

 

Admissions for playgroup places should be made via the school Playgroup admissions form.

An application form can be obtained via the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.

The school follows the admission criteria modelled upon the Hertfordshire County Council policy for nursery admissions.

Please note that if your child has a playgroup place, they are not guaranteed a Nursery place and will need to re-apply.

NURSERY

          

Admissions for Nursery places should be completed online via the Hertfordshire County Council website at www.hertsdirect.org/nurseryadmissions.  All applications, offer of places from the school and acceptance of places from parents must be completed online via the website address above.

Please note that the application deadline for Nursery places varies from year to year.  Generally the admission date falls in February but it is worthwhile checking dates in January at the school office or on the website listed above.

From September 2016, Woodlands will be a single entry Nursery offering 5 mornings per week.

 30 hours free childcare for 3-4 year olds

As you may already know, from September 2017, the Government is introducing new funding to allow childcare providers to offer 30 hours free childcare to working parents. At present, all 3 and 4 year olds are already entitled to 15 hours of free childcare a week and this additional 15 free hours will be on offer to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone-parent family), and each parent earns the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the national minimum or living wage, and earns less than £100,000 a year (visit www.gov.uk to check your eligibility).

Currently, this scheme is voluntary and so each childcare provider (child-minder, private nursery school nursery etc) is able to make a choice about whether they want to participate. Woodlands School Nursery will be offering the 30 free hours, however this will be run as part of our existing extended care provision in conjunction with our afternoon Playgroup.

If you think you are eligible and are interested in accessing the extra hours of childcare please contact the School Office. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis – and each child’s needs will then be discussed individually with Parents

Please note, the main priority of the Nursery staff at all times is the welfare of the child and it may be that extended care is not appropriate for every child or that a period of time is needed in order to transition to the full 30 hours requested.

HOW TO APPLY: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

 

Please note that if your child has a Nursery place, they are not guaranteed a school place and will need to re-apply.

RECEPTION PLACES

Admissions for Reception places are also completed online via the Hertfordshire Council website at www.hertdirect.org/admissions   Once again all applications, offer of places and acceptance of places must be completed online via the website address above.

 Oversubsription Criteria

 

All allocations are made through Herts County Council.  If your child is not allocated a school place, they will be added to the waiting list.  To find out where on the waiting list they appear, please contact Mrs Byfield at the school office.  Please note that we cannot allocate school places.

IN YEAR APPLICATION

If a school place is required for child/ren who has moved into the area or you wish to transfer your child from one school to another, this request will need to be completed via Hertfordshire County Council Admissions team. 

 

The In-Year Admission Team can be contacted on:

Tel: 0300-123-4043

Text Phone:  0300 123 4041

 

The admissions team will inform you of the vacancies in the area and send you the relevant paperwork that will need to be returned to the address below.

 

Admissions & Transport Team

County Hall CHR 102

Pegs Lane

Hertford

SG13 8DG

 

Please note:  We are unable to allocate places without HCC authorisation.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Information regarding Secondary Schools is distributed to Year 5 parents as and when available to us.

We strongly advise all parents to view the relevant Secondary School website to seek further information regarding Secondary admissions tests, open days etc.

Logos