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School Admissions

Children from Reception to Year 6 are admitted to Hillmead School in accordance with the policy of Hertfordshire County Council. More information on the Hertfordshire County Council admissions policy and appeals can be found here. Nursery admissions applications are made direct to school - information is lower down this page.

Primary admissions are open 1 November 2023 to 15 January 2024.

For a primary or in year application from Reception to Year 6, please follow the below link:

Primary (Reception) Admissions September 2024 

The deadline for applying for a Primary School place is 15 January 2024.  

Nursery Admissions 2024

Applications for admission to Nursery in September 2024 have now closed. Please contact the school office if you would like to make a late application.

The admissions timetable is as follows:

  • Monday 15 January 2024 – Applications open for nursery class
  • Friday 8 March 2024 3.30pm – Applications close
  • Monday 18 March 2024 – Hillmead School will offer places to parents by email
  • Monday 22 April 2024 3.30pm – Deadline for parents to accept a place in Hillmead Nursery class

For more information about our admissions criteria, please see the nursery admissions policy.

Nursery Admissions (In Year Applications for Current Year)

We are pleased to accept applications for our current nursery class. Please contact the office for details of how to apply.

Little Ladybirds Pre-School

Little Ladybirds is an onsite pre-school for Nursery parents to access their free 30 hours entitlement in the afternoons. The pre-school takes place in the nursery classroom so there is a seamless transition in care for the children staying on after the school nursery class ends at 12pm. It is also open to children 2 years and up. The pre-school is run by Early Birds and Night Owls - please contact them directly for more information and to book a place.