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RECEPTION

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.

We have three dates when we are happy to show new Reception parents around our school in preparation of making a Reception application for September 2024.

OPENING DAYS TO VIEW THE SCHOOL ARE:-  

 Please book a slot with the school office.   Visits are limited to 10 people per day.   Also we need to know how many are attending.

  • Monday 6th November, 2023 @ 9.30am
  • Wednesday 13th December, 2023 @ 9.30am
  • Thursday 11th January, 2024 @ 9.30am

 If you would like to view the school, please contact the school office to secure your appointment time.

Admissions and acceptance of Reception places must be completed online via the Hertfordshire Council website at www.hertdirect.org/admissions .  

  • opens on Monday 1st November 2023
  • closes on 15th January 2024
  • places are allocated on 16 April 2024

The birth dates of the cohort starting in September 2024 is from 1st September 2019 - 31st August 2020

 Click here:  Access HCC Reception Information Leaflet 2024 - to follow when available

NURSERY & RISING 3'S PLACES 


NURSERY ADMISSIONS 

When will my child start at nursery?

Woodlands will be managing nursery admissions.  Information below is on how to apply for a Nursery place for September 2024. 

 Children born between 1/9/120 - 31/8/21 can apply for a Nursery place as stated below by contacting the Nursery of their choice. Woodlands cannot accept any application forms prior to the date stated below as this is part of a fair process amongst the Borehamwood Consortium headteachers.

 The application process is as follows: 

  • Apply to Nursery from Tuesday 9th January 2024 at 9am
  • The closing date is Friday 1st March 2024 @ 9am
  • Allocation day by post/email on Wednesday 17th April 2024 
  • The deadline to accept places is Monday 29th April 2024

 OPENING DAYS TO VIEW OUR NURSERY 

Please book a slot with the school office.   Visits are limited to 10 people per day.   Also we need to know how many are attending.

  • Thursday 7th December, 2023 @ 10.00am
  • Wednesday 17th January, 2024 @ 10.00am
  • Friday 16th  February, 2024 @ 10.00am

 HOW TO APPLY

Information Leaflet: Click here to download 

Application Form: Click here to download

Information Dates: Click here to download 

 Parents will need to fill in parts of the form before returning it to the school office.   Incomplete applications will not be considered as part of the nursery admissions.  Parents are asked to let the school know as soon as they have accepted a Nursery place in order that the place can be offered to another child on the waiting list.

 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.

 IN-YEAR APPLICATIONS

 

If a school place is required for children 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.

 http://www.woodlands.herts.sch.uk/Parents/Admissions/

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 TRANSFER

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.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR SECONDARY PLACES ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FROM1/9/23.   THEY CLOSE ON 31/10/23

 

ADMISSION NUMBERS FOR EACH YEAR GROUP (PAN)

Woodlands admissions number for each class is 30 per year group.

OUT OF COHORT ENTRIES 

 

A parent or carer of a primary age child can request that the school delay or defer their child's entry to Reception, and the process for requesting admission outside the normal age group can be discussed with the headteacher.