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School Admissions

Children are admitted to Hillmead School in accordance with the policy of Hertfordshire County Council. More information on the Hertfordshire County Council policy can be found here. If you are interested in applying for Hillmead School, please contact the school office for an appointment or visit us on one of our Parent Tours.


For admissions to Reception Class in September 2020, parent tours will take place on the following dates:

Monday 11th November

Wednesday 27th November

Tuesday 10th December

All tours start at 10am with a talk by the Headteacher, followed by a look around the school. Please contact the school office to book a place.


For enquiries please contact the school office on 01279 656876 or

Nursery Admissions
Nursery Admissions (In Year Applications for Current Year)

We have vacancies in our current nursery class and welcome applications from children born between 1 April 2014 and 31 August 2015. If you are interested in a place in Hillmead Nursery please contact the school office for more information and to apply. If you would like to see the school and nursery class for an immediate admission, please ring the office on 01279 656876 to make an appointment to look round.

Nursery Admissions September 2019


We will be pleased to accept applications for our Nursery Class starting September 2019 for children born between 1 April 2015 and 31 August 2016. Applications can be made via our online application system below which will open 4 February 2019 at 9am and close on 15 March 2019 at 3.30pm.

Please take care to use the correct date format when adding your child's date of birth.

Parent tours will be taking place on:

Tuesday 12th February 10am - 11am

Friday 1st March 10am - 11am


There will be a short talk from our Headteacher followed by a look around the school and a visit to see our Nursery Classroom. Please book a place with the school office.


Please see the following policy for more detailed information about Nursery Admissions 2019/20 and our admissions criteria.

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.

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