As Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School is a Community School, the local authority, Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), is the admission authority and is responsible for setting the admission arrangements and allocating places in accordance with the published admission rules. Please contact HCC directly with any queries regarding admission arrangements. Details available on the HCC website:

Children are currently admitted to the school at the beginning of the September term prior to their fifth birthday. Since 2010/11, our standard admission number is 90 children. HCC allocates infant places using their admissions criteria.

If you require a Nursery place for your child, you will need to apply directly to the school.

Our Admissions Policy can be found on our Policies page.

Admission to Nursery

Admission to the Nursery class (40 places)

Parents/carers need to apply directly to the setting of their choice to secure a place for their child in a nursery setting. Children enter the Nursey class in the September after they turn 3 years old. Therefore, for September 2021 entry, children must have a date of birth between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018. 

The Nursery application deadline has now passed. Parents are able to register to be placed on our Continued Interest list.

If a space becomes available and you are offered a place at our nursery this information will form part of your child’s record whilst he / she is at our school.

If you are not offered a place the information will be disposed of after three months unless you want your child to remain on our continued interest list.

For 2021 -22 we are able to offer 30 full time places  (9.00am – 3.00pm) and 10 part-time places (9.00am – 12.00pm). This is in line with statutory pupil to adult ratios for nursery children.

All applications will be reviewed in line with our Nursery admissions policy available on our Policies page.

* Please note: gaining a nursery place is not a guarantee of a main school place.


  • 05/10/2020 – Applications open
  • 26/02/2021 – Deadline for applications
  • 08/03/2021 – Offers sent out
  • 19/03/2021 – Acceptance deadline
Admission to Reception

Our school is a community school and the admissions authority for our school is Hertfordshire County Council, which publishes its entry regulations every year. All admissions to Reception year need to go through Hertfordshire County Council. Visit the Hertfordshire County Council website for more information and application.


Due to COVID 19, we are unable to offer any face-to-face parent tours of the school.  In replacement we are running Virtual Tours of the school for parents of children that are due to start Reception in 2021.

If you wish to join any of the meetings please email the school office, stating your child’s name and date of birth, at the address below and they will send you a link to the meeting.

Dates for admissions 2022 coming soon!

In Year Admissions

If you have moved, you can apply to change school during the school year. We call this an “in year admission”.

If your child is currently in Reception through to year 2 and you would like to apply for a  place at our school, please contact Hertfordshire County Council admission team.  You will need to make an In-Year Application via the HCC website:

New Reception – Admission Forms & Links

Below are the forms required from our new reception intake following confirmation of a place by Hertfordshire County Council:

  1. School Admissions From (PDF)
  2. Universal Infant Free School Meal Form (PDF)
  3. Permission Form (PDF)
  4. All About My Child Form (PDF)
  5. Home-School Agreement Form (PDF)
  6. Cool Milk Form (PDF)
  7. Uniform Information
  8. Wrap Around Care Information