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Reception Admissions 2024-25

Please contact the school office for a private tour on 01923 776529 or admin@stmarys698.herts.sch.uk

 

The Reception application window opens on Wednesday 1st November 2023 and closes on Monday 15th January 2024. Please note, applications cannot be made prior to this date.

 

Hertfordshire County Council manage the process and will be sending information out to all parents of children living in Hertfordshire and born between 01/09/19 and 31/08/20. The leaflet is usually sent out mid October, but further information is available on their website: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

 

Key Dates for Parents - Information taken from Herts Admissions 

1 November 2023

Online system opens for you to apply online.

Oct/Nov / Dec 2023

Open events at schools. 

Find individual school details in the schools directory.

15 January 2024

Deadline to apply for a school place.

1 February 2024

  • 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.

1 March 2024

Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week commencing 12 June 2024.

16 April 2024

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.

16-23 April 2024

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 2024.

16 April – 1 May 2024

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.

1 May 2024

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.

13 - 17 May 2024

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.

22 May 2024 (4pm)

Last date to register an appeal.

20 - 28 May 2024

Continuing interest applications open for the second run.

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

28 May 2024

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

17 - 21 June 2024

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 2024

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

24 June 2024

Continuing interest lists (waiting lists) for junior and middle schools close on 20 June 2024.

To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire junior or middle school, you will need to make an in year application from 24 June 2024.

13 June – 19 July 2024

School place appeals take place during this period.

24 July 2024

Continuing interest lists (waiting lists) for primary schools close on 23 July 2024.

To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire primary school, you'll need to make an in year application from 24 July 2024.

 

For further information on key dates, along with a step by step guide to applying, please click here to go to the Hertfordshire Admissions page.

 

Unsuccessful applicants are able to appeal for a place through the County’s independent appeals procedure.

 

 

School Tour by our Head Boy & Head Girl

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Reception Class Tour

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