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 2020. 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 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
1/9/2019 to 31/8/2020 September 2023 September 2023 September 2031

Nursery Admissions - 2020-21

Applying for a Nursery place for September 2020. Parents apply directly to Prae Wood School.


Application Deadlines for Nursery 

4th November 2019- you can apply for Nursery places to start in September 2020

28th February 2020 - deadline for on time applications

18th March 2020 - school will write to parents offering a place

25th March 2020 - parents must accept or decline a place by this date


Please click here to access further details and the current application form

Nursery Tour Dates will be published in the Autumn Term.

Reception Admissions - 2020-21

Applying for a school place for September 2020. Apply online at


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

4th November 2019 – you can apply for a primary, junior and middle school to start in September 2020.

15th January 2020 – deadline for on time applications.


Reception Tour Dates will be published in the Autumn Term.

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


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


Online Application system opens and the 'Moving On' leaflet is distributed via schools for Secondary Applications: 2nd September 2019

Application Deadline for Secondary/Upper/Studio/University Technical College: 31st October 2019

Application Deadline for Primary (Reception)/Junior/Middle: 15th January 2020

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