Admission Arrangements


Mary Exton Primary School applies the Hertfordshire County Council’s Determined Admission Arrangements.

The school plans various opportunities for prospective parents to visit the school. Please contact the school office for further details if you would like to look around prior to an application.

In Reception all children start in September.  A recent change made by the Government, which allows parents and carers the option to defer entry for Summer born children will take place with immediate effect.  This is a recent change to procedure and will be discussed during the tours around school.

During the Summer term an Induction meeting is held for parents. Invitations will be sent to those who are allocated a place. During the meeting there is an opportunity to meet key members of staff and arrange home-visits.

Since September 2011, children start Reception in one intake in September.

Frequently asked questions:

When should we apply?

Reception applications will be advised by HCC in due course, normally from November through January. Applications for the 2019/2020 year have now been completed.

When are places offered?

Children going into Reception will be informed on 16th April 2019. 30 April is the deadline to accept or decline your offer..

How do I apply?

Details of how to apply online will be sent directly to those families living within Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire County Council encourage applications to be made online. If you would like a paper copy to make your application please contact HCC Customer Service Centre. Further details can be obtained from 

How many children are offered a place?

The annual admissions limit for Mary Exton School is thirty children.

What happens if my child is already of school age?

Details of In-Year admissions can be found on Alternatively, paper application forms are available from any school.

Guidance for Parents/Carers of Summer Born Children

Guidance regarding delaying the starting date of summer born children can be found on