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. 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.

Information on Nursery Admissions

We would love to show you around our school and show you all of the fantastic things going on in each classroom.  If you would like to book in for a school tour, please complete the form in the link below:

Reception Tours 2022/2023

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 2021/2022 are open on 1 November 2022 and will need to be submitted on 15th January 2022.



When are places offered?

Children going into Reception will be informed in April 2023. 30 April 2023 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