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: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education.
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 and Tours
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 Nursery class in the September after they turn 3 years old. Therefore, for September 2023 entry, children must have a date of birth between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.
We are pleased to be able to offer Nursery Tour dates for September 2023 start.
Our tours will provide an opportunity for you to get to know Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School and what we can offer your child as they start on their educational journey.
Please follow the link below to join a tour:
Please note that Bellmount Wood Avenue has parking restrictions from 1030 until 1430, so you will need to find alternative parking.
We would also encourage you to leave children at home if possible. Babies will need to be carried as we cannot accommodate push chairs.
We look forward to seeing you.
For 2023 -24 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.
In-Year application for current year 2022/23
The Nursery application deadline for entry in this current year (2022/23) 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.
Admission to Reception and Tours
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.
Our Reception Tour dates are now finished for September 2023 start.
Your child’s date of birth needs to be between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 for a Reception place in 2023.
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: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk