Templewood School

Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly

Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 7SD

01707 324251


Admissions and Visits

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.

Please note that places at all community and voluntary controlled nurseries are allocated in accordance with Hertfordshire County Council's admissions rules.

The Nursery class at Templewood is a mornings only class which runs from 9.00am to 12.00pm. At any one time there are 30 spaces.

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.

Nursery Admissions
Children will start Nursery in two intakes - September and January.
Children born between September and February begin in September.
Children born between March and August begin in January. 

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

Parents and Carers who are making an admission application for a Nursery School place for September 2017/January 2018 are invited to take a tour of the school and meet the Headteacher.  If you would like to join one of the tours, please contact the school office on 01707 324251.

Parent Tours for Primary Admissions 2017/18
Monday 7th November 9.30am
Thursday 17th November 9.30am
Monday 5th December 9.30am
Wednesday 11th January 9.30am

Parent Tours for Nursery Admissions 2017/18
Wednesday 8th February at 9.30am
Thursday 23rd February at 9.30am
Tuesday 7th March at 9.30am

Frequently asked questions:

When should we apply?

Nursery applications can be made from 6th February 2017 to 17th March 2017
Reception applications can be made from 7th November 2016 to 15th January 2017

When are places offered?
Children going into Nursery will be informed on 25th April 2017
Children going into Reception will be informed on 18th April 2017

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 Templewood 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

The new guidance regarding delaying the starting date of summer born children can be found on www.hertsdirect.org.