Admissions Information

For general information on the application processes, visit

Applying for a school place for September 2024 Apply online at 

We are a fully inclusive school. 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. Our SENDCO is Ms Louise Collinge and she can be contacted through the school office

When should my child start school?

Click here to view the HCC Date checking tool

Date of Birth Start Nursery Start Reception Start Secondary
1/9/2018 to 31/8/2019 September 2022 September 2023 September 2030
1/9/2019 to 31/8/2020 September 2023 September 2024 September 2031
1/9/2020 to 31/8/2021 September 2024 September 2025 September 2032
1/9/2021 to 31/8/2022 September 2025 September 2026 September 2033
1/9/2022 to 31/8/2023 September 2026 September 2027

September 2034

Nursery Admissions - 2024-25

Applying for a Nursery place for September 2024. Parents apply directly to Prae Wood School

For full details of our application system, admission criteria, dates of application and sessions available, please click to visit our Nursery Admission for September 2024 page

To view dates of NURSERY TOURS for September 2024 admission please CLICK HERE

Reception Admissions - 2024-25

Applying for a school place for September 2023. Apply online at

To view dates of RECEPTION TOURS for September 2024 admission please CLICK HERE

Application for Reception 2024 opens in November 2023. Applications are made online directly to Hertfordshire County Council


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

1st November 2023 – you can apply for a primary, junior and middle school to start in September 2024

15th January 2024 – deadline for on time applications

Secondary Transfer

Applications open: 1st September 2022

Applications close: 31st October 2022

Allocation day: 1st March 2023

Please see: for a full list of all secondary application dates

Moving on 2023, please click here for more information on School open events and key dates for secondary transfer

In-Year Admissions

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

Please see:

for further information.