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 2021. Apply online at 

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 checking tool

Date of Birth Start Nursery Start Reception Start Secondary
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
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

In 2021 we were not able to welcome parents on site to visit the school in person, so we prepared a short introductory film for prospective pupils and their families. Click on the image below to visit us virtually and then scroll down for Nursery, Reception and In-Year Admission information.

Nursery Admissions - 2021-22

Applying for a Nursery place for September 2021. Parents apply directly to Prae Wood School

Application for Nursery 2021 opened on Monday 2nd November. Please click here to visit our Nursery Application 2021 page

Monday 2nd November 2020: Applications for September 2021 Nursery places open 

Friday 26th February 2021: Applications for September 2021 Nursery places close 

Wednesday 17th March 2021: Schools will write to parents offering a place 

Wednesday 24th March 2021: Parents must accept or decline a place by this date

Late applications to the school will be dealt with once places have been allocated on 17th March 2021


PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR NURSERY APPLICATION PAGE, which includes details for Nursery Tours and the option to download an application form for Nursery 2021

Reception Admissions - 2021-22

Applying for a school place for September 2021. Apply online at

Application for Reception 2021 opened on 2nd November 2020. Applications are made online directly to HCC

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

2nd November 2020 – you can apply for a primary, junior and middle school to start in September 2021

15th January 2021 – deadline for on time applications


Secondary Transfer

Applications open: 1st September 2020

Applications close: 31st October 2020

Allocation day: 1st March 2021

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

Moving on 2021, 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.

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

01727 751930