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Admissions

Admission to our school is according to the Hertfordshire County Council Admissions Procedures. All children entering Reception will be offered to start in September.

Our Headteacher likes to show prospective parents around our school in groups of up to 4 parents at a time.  Please telephone the school to arrange a tour of our school.

Nursery Admissions

We take children into the nursery in a single intake in September. Our nursery admissions policy can be viewed by clicking on the  link below:

Nursery admissions are now managed by the school. You can complete our online application form (please see link below) or call into the Infant School Office to collect a form. We are now accepting applications to nursery for starting in September 2022. The closing date for applications  is midday on Wednesday 11th March 2022 for places to be offered by Friday 20th March 2022. Applications will still be considered after this date if there are spaces available.

We can now offer some 30-hour places and also work in partnership with Lulu’s. Lulu’s offer wraparound care for some of our nursery children.

Reception Admissions

More information can be found on Hertfordshire County Council’s website

Parents should make an online application at:

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

General enquiries about admissions to Hertfordshire schools should be directed to 0300 1234043 or the above website.

Hertfordshire County Council – Consultation on Admissions for 2023/2024

The County Council is responsible for setting a published admission number (PAN) for all community and voluntary-controlled schools and must consult on any proposals to reduce PANs. After a period of demographic growth, the demand for primary places across the county has fallen and, in some areas, fewer school places are needed. This is in line with a decrease in primary demand across most other local authorities.  Changes in demand are not evenly distributed and some areas and schools are impacted more than others. As part of the PAN setting process for academic year 2023/24, the County Council has engaged with headteachers and governing bodies at a number of schools, including Brookland Infant and Nursery School, to discuss and agree a proposed PAN reduction.

A reduction of the PAN at Brookland Infant and Nursery School from 90 to 60 places from 2023/24 is proposed following a drop in the number of applications and allocations for September 2021. The pupil forecast indicates lower demand for Reception places across Turnford North, Turnford South and Cheshunt East for 2023/4 and beyond. The Governing Body and Headteacher are both in agreement with the proposal which will assist the school organisationally and financially. Should demand be higher than expected the school has agreed to take additional pupils, if required. The PAN for Brookland Junior School will be reduced in line with expected demand from pupils moving up from the Infant school.

Please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions2023 for more information about the consultation and to respond online. The consultation period runs until 12 December 2021.