Prae Wood Primary School

Everyone Valued, Everyone Learning

Welcome to the website for Prae Wood Primary School

´╗┐Admissions Information

For general information on the application processes, visit

Applying for a school place for September 2019. Apply online at 

Application Deadline for Secondary/Upper/Studio/University Technical College: 31st October 2018

Application Deadline for Primary (Reception)/Junior/Middle: 15th January 2019


For oversubscription criteria please follow this link:

If your child has a special educational need or disability please feel free to talk to us about the arrangements we have in place to meet their needs. Please also see the Disability Equality scheme and Accessibility Plan. Our SENCO is Mrs Tracey Lockwood and she can be contacted through the school office

When should my child start school?

Date of Birth Start Nursery Start Reception Start Secondary
1/9/2015 to 31/8/2016 September 2019 September 2020 September 2027
1/9/2016 to 31/8/2017 September 2020 September 2021 September 2028
1/9/2017 to 31/8/2018 September 2021 September 2022 September 2029
1/9/2018 to 31/8/2019 September 2022 September 2023 September 2030

The Starting School leaflet from Hertfordshire County Council is available here 

Reception Admissions - 2020-21

Applying for a school place for September 2020. Apply online at or click here for further details.


Application Deadline for Primary (Reception)/Junior/Middle: 

Nov 2019* – you can apply for a primary, junior and middle school to start in September 2020.

Jan 2020* – deadline for on time applications.

*Exact dates will be added when published


Reception Tour Dates will be published in September 2019, during the Autumn Term.

If you would like to visit our school please call the school office on 01727 751930 to arrange this..


Nursery Admissions - 2020-21

Applying for a Nursery place for September 2020. Parents apply directly to Prae Wood School. Forms will be available to download from October 2019*

Our Nursery admission Pupil Admission Number (PAN) is 39. We have one intake in September each year and places are allocated according to the schools’ admission criteria.

All children are offered the 15 hours of funded education over 5 daily sessions per week, running from 9am-12pm. In addition to this for eligible families the 30 hours free childcare sessions are offered daily from 12pm-3pm, meaning children can attend nursery for 30 hours over 5 days each week from 9am – 3pm term time only.

Families who are not eligible can also access the afternoon childcare sessions for a fee of £15.00 per day. These sessions must be booked and paid for a half-term in advance via the school office and you will need to provide your child with a packed lunch, or pre-book a school lunch. A half-term’s notice is required to reduce sessions.

Paid for childcare sessions are also offered in term time only. Adhoc sessions may be available upon request.

Nursery children cannot currently attend Breakfast Club or RASCals, our after school club, although we are currently looking into provision of wraparound childcare.



Application opens: November 2019*

Application closes: February 2020*


Further details on how to apply for a place at Prae Wood Nursery will be published during the Autumn Term 2019*

Tour Dates for Nursery 2020/21 have not yet been published - please revisit this page during September 2019* 

*Exact dates will be added when published

In-Year Admissions

In-Year applications are processed centrally by Hertfordshire County Council.

Please see:

for further information.

Secondary Transfer

Applications open: 2nd September 2019

Applications close: 31st October 2019

Allocation day: 1st March 2020

Please see:

for a full list of all secondary application dates

Moving on 2020, please click here for more information on School open events and key dates for secondary transfer


King Harry Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4HZ

01727 751930