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 or Primary place for September 2018/January 2019 are invited to visit on our open mornings and meet the Headteacher.  If you would like to attend, please contact the school office on 01707 324251.

Open Morning for Primary Admissions 2018/19
Tuesday 21st November 9.30am - 11.30am

Open Morning for Nursery Admissions 2018/19

Frequently asked questions:

When should we apply?

Nursery applications can be made from TBC
Reception applications can be made from 6th November 2017 to 15th January 2018

Please complete the following from:

Early years application form


When are places offered?
Children going into Nursery will be informed on TBC
Children going into Reception will be informed on 16th April 2018

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.