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. 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 has been put in place. 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 2020/2021 are open on 4th November and will need to be submitted on 15th January 2020. Visit https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/school-admissions-and-transport.aspx for further information.
When are places offered?
Children going into Reception will be informed by 16th April 2020. 30 April 2020 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 www.hertsdirect.org
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 www.hertsdirect.org. 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 www.hertsdirect.org.