We currently have places available in our Nursery class and our Reception, Year 2, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 classes. If you would like to apply for a place, please see the section on In-Year Admissions below. (Information correct at September 2018.)
In-Year Admissions for Year 2018-19
The Governors can accept applications for in-year admissions into the school at any time via the school office and submission of a completed In-Year Admission Form and Supplementary Information Form. Admissions will depend on vacancies in the relevant year groups. If there are more applicants than places available, then the most recent published over-subscription criteria will apply. Parents/Guardians have the opportunity to place their names on the Continued Interest List if a place is not available at the time of the application. For in-year applications, parents wishing to make an appeal should contact the school office on email@example.com.
Supplementary Information Form 2 2018-19 (for applications being made under criteria 7, 8 or 9, confirming church attendance).
Reception Admissions for Year 2019-20
All school admission authorities are required to undertake consultation on their admission arrangements if they are changing their arrangements. Even if no changes are being made, they are still required to carry out a consultation at least once every seven years. As St Mary’s is a voluntary-aided school, the Governing Body is the admitting authority.
The Governing Body undertook a consultation on our draft admissions arrangements for the academic year 2016-17, which took place between 2 January and 27 February 2015. Responses were received from Hertfordshire County Council and from the Diocese of St Albans. Following from that, the Governing Body has determined the admission arrangements for the academic year 2019-20 as follows:
Nursery Admissions for Year 2019-20
Maintained schools in Hertfordshire are responsible for the admissions of children to Nursery. The following Berkhamsted schools: Bridgewater, Greenway, St Mary’s, Swing Gate, Victoria and Westfield, are working together to ensure the process is the same in each school and that parents receive consistent information that will enable them to make informed decisions about their preferred Nursery school.
If you would like to apply for a place at St Mary’s School Nursery, please read our Nursery Admissions Policy and complete the on-line Nursery application form below (available from 4 February 2019). If you worship frequently and regularly at St Mary’s Church, Northchurch or at any other church, please also complete the Nursery Supplementary Information Form and return it to the school office.
Nursery Application Form 2019-20
The following timeline for Nursery applications is being followed by the schools listed above:
4 February 2019 – Nursery applications open. Applications via on-line form on the school website. (paper copies are available from the school on request).
15 March 2019 – Nursery applications close for on time applications (applications can be accepted at any point after this date but will be dealt with after on time applications).
29 April 2019 – Nursery places are offered to families by email.
10 May 2019 – Deadline for accepting Nursery places.
From 10 May onwards, schools can continue to accept applications and allocate Nursery places to children, based on availability.
St Mary’s School is working in partnership with the Ofsted Outstanding (2014) St Mary’s Pre-school to offer the Government’s 30 hour funding for eligible working families of 3-4 year olds. Children of eligible families attending St Mary’s School Nursery will be able to use the 30 hour funding to attend up to 5 Pre-school sessions as well, subject to place availability. Please see St Mary’s Pre-school’s website for further details about the Pre-school. stmaryspreschoolnorthchurch.com.