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Maintained schools in Hertfordshire are now responsible for the admission to nursery from 2018 onwards. Schools are working together to ensure the process is the same in each school and that parents receive consistent information that will enable them to make informed decisions about their preferred nursery school.
Please see below for Micklem Primary School's nursery admission policy for 2023-2024 and the nursery application form, which should be completed and returned to the school office.
Please note that although there are 2 key dates for Nursery applications, if you are making an In-year application and we have spaces, we are able to admit any child to our nursery at any point in the year.
Key Dates for Nursery Applications:
September 2023 Intake -
Nursery applications open on Monday 16th January and close on Friday 24th March 2023.
Nursery places are offered on Monday 24th April 2023.
Deadline for accepting nursery places is on Friday 28th April 2023.
We are holding open mornings so parents can visit the nursery to see how it is run, the activities that take place and to ask any questions that they may have. These are taking place on the following days:
Thursday 23rd February at 09:30
Tuesday 14th March at 09:30
Thursday 23rd March at 09:30
Please call the school office to confirm a date to visit our Nursery.
For children who will be three between September 1st 2023 and December 31st 2023 subject to staffing requirements we offer an additional admission date from January 2024.
January 2024 Intake -
Nursery applications open on Monday 15th May 2023 and close on Friday 21st July 2023.
Nursery places are offered on Monday 11th September 2023.
Deadline for accepting nursery places is on Friday 15th September 2023.
If you wish to make an on-line application, please go to:
https://www.micklem.herts.sch.uk/nursery-11/ or alternatively print off the form that is available below.
Reception Admissions 2023
We are currently offering these dates and times for a school tour:
Please contact the school office on 01442 408 964 to confirm your attendance.
Parents of children coming up to school age will receive a booklet from Hertfordshire County Council, which contains information as to how to apply for a primary school place.
Applications for primary and in year admissions can be made on line at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or by contacting the admissions team on 0300 123 4043.
All responsibility for admission to our school lies with Hertfordshire County Council, so our Headteacher will not be able to give you a firm offer of a place. The up to date admissions criteria set by Hertfordshire County Council can be found on the link below.
If you are considering applying for a place for your child at Micklem Primary School and would like to visit the school to look round the premises, please contact the school office, and we will arrange an appointment for you.
For further information about your child’s move to secondary or upper school in September 2023, please visit https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/secondary-and-upper-schools/secondary-and-upper-school-places.aspx