Admissions and Visits


All school In Year admissions (with the exception of Nursery) are now dealt with by Hertfordshire County Council. Please click on the link below to gain access to the relevant page within the Hertfordshire website. For any further guidance contact County Hall on 0300 1234043.

 In-year admissions


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 2024 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 Natalie Moore


Nursery Admissions

The Nursery class at Templewood provides up to 30 hours and we offer 26 places.

Children can join our nursery class the term after they have turned 3 years of age.


Nursery Times - From September 2024 sessions are available between 8.40am and 3.00pm

Morning session - 9.00am to 12.00pm (soft start from 8.40am)

Morning Session including Lunch Club - 9.00am - 1.00pm  (charge of £6.00 per day if not eligible for 30 hours funding)

All day - 9.00am to 3.00pm* (charge of £18.00 per day in not eligible for 30 hours funding)

*Parents to provide child with a packed lunch or order a school lunch (cost £2.53 per day)


When should we apply for Nursery?

For 2023/2024 - You can apply now.  

For 2024/2025 - You can apply now


How do I apply for Nursery?

Please complete the following form for the Templewood office team:

Please return your form by post to the school office or email to 

Nursery Application Form


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

Templewood School Nursery Admissions 2024-25

Templewood School Nursery Admissions 2023-24


School Visits for Nursery Admissions 

Please call the school office to book an appointment to view the nursery.



Primary (Reception) Admissions September 2024

(children born between 01.09.19 and 31.08.20)

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.


School Visits for In Year Admissions 

Please call the school office to book an appointment to view the  school


Frequently asked questions:

When should we apply for Reception?

Reception applications can be made from 1st  November 2023 to 15th January 2024


Guidance for Parents/Carers of Summer Born children

The new guidance regarding delaying the starting date of Summer born children can be found on


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


When are places offered?
Children going into Reception will be informed on 16th April 2024

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 Alternatively, paper application forms are available from any school.


Primary and Nursery Places Offered for September 2024

If you have been offered a place at Templewood School for September 2024, please note the following dates:

Induction meeting for parents and carers – Wednesday 19th June from 2pm to 3pm

Visit date for children – Thursday 11th July - Reception from 9.30am to 11.30am - Nursery from 9.30am to 10.30am

Individual visit for parent and child - Wednesday 4th or Thursday 5th September – times to be confirmed at induction meeting

Induction session for children – Friday 6th September - times to be confirmed at induction meeting

All children in full time from Monday 9th September