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Applying for a place at our school

Our admissions are controlled through the HCC admissions system. To apply for a place you need to fill in the county admissions form either on paper or on-line. In the event that a year is oversubscribed the county admissions criteria will apply.

Hertfordshire School Admissions


Applying for a place in our nursery

Please fill in an application form online by following the link below.  Please note that applications for a September 2023 start have now closed. You may still make a late application, which will go on our waiting list in case a place becomes available. Please call the school office if you are making a late application, on 01763 243392.

Icknield Walk First School Nursery application form for September 2024

We will accept applications for a place in our nursery, to start in September 2024 from 1st October 2023 until 15th January 2024 at 10.00 am.  The September 2024 intake of applications is for children who will turn 4 between September 1st 2024-31st August 2025.

We will acknowledge each application by email.  If you have not heard from us within a week of sending it please contact the school office by phoning 01763 243392.

We have the equivalent of sixty 15 hour places.

If we are oversubscribed our criteria will give preference to children in this order:

  1. Children with an Education and Health Care Plan that names the school.
  2. Children of staff members at the school.
  3. Siblings of children in the main school, including those leaving at year 4 and who will no longer be in the school in the next academic year.
  4. Children who are looked after and who were children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a children arrangement order or a special guardianship order).
  5. Children who are ‘at risk’ (or the sibling of a child ‘at risk’) who is the subject of an inter-agency child protection plan.
  6. Distance from nursery to home address using Google Maps. We will use post code to post code and the walking route.
  7. If there is a tie break for the last place then we will use a ballot.
  8. Any applications received after the closing date will be reorganised following the above criteria and places allocated as spaces become available.

You will receive your offer letter by the end of February 2024.

You will then have until 22nd March 2024 to accept the place or reject it.

If you are unsuccessful, we will keep a waiting list open and will contact you if a space becomes available.

If you are applying outside of our admissions period please speak to Mrs Kimsey in the school office for assistance.

Please note, a place at Icknield Walk Nursery School does not guarantee a place in the main school.  You need to re-apply through the Hertfordshire County Admissions system for a place in reception class.