Templewood School

Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly

Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, 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.

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.

If you wish to speak to our SENCo please contact:

Mrs Rachel Howes,



For more information: Starting school at Templewood

Nursery Admissions

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.

Children will start Nursery in September. Children born between March and August can defer until January, following a discussion with the school, taking into account the best interests of the child.

For information on our admissions rules when joining Templewood Nursery, please read the following document:

Templewood School Nursery Admissions 2018 - 2019

Open Morning for Nursery Admissions 2018/19
Friday 2nd February 2018 at 9.30am

Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 9.30am


Frequently asked questions:

When should we apply for Nursery?

Nursery applications can be made from Thursday 4th January 2018 to Friday 20th April 2018


How do I apply for Nursery?

Please complete the following form for the Templewood office team:

Early years application form


When are places offered?
Children going into Nursery will be informed on Friday 11th May 2018

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.

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

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

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

Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 9.30am


Frequently asked questions:

When should we apply for Reception?

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



 How do I apply for Reception?
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


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

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.