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Cowley Hill is a County Maintained two form entry Primary School with a Nursery. Currently Hertfordshire County Council is responsible for allocating places from the Reception classes upwards.  Click on the link to find out more about  Hertfordshire Schools Admissions. 

If you are wishing to apply for a place in Reception, Key Stage One or Two, please telephone the school to enquire about availability and contact the local authority to apply.  We highly recommend a visit to our School and we look forward to meeting you and your family.


Admission Process

 Nursery 2023/2024 

 Reception 2023/2024

Children born between 01/09/2019-31/08/2020

Children born between 01/09/2018-31/08/2019

Apply direct with the school from Monday 2nd January 2023

Apply online through Hertfordshire Admissions from Tuesday 1st November 2022

Deadline for applications 5pm Friday 3rd March 2023

Deadline for applications 5pm Saturday 14th January 2023

Offers of places by post and or email Tuesday 18th  April 2023

Offers of places by Tuesday 18th April 2023

Accept place by Monday 1st May 2023

Accept place by Monday 2nd May 2023


Last date to register an appeal Friday 19th May 2023

In Year Admissions – contact School

In Year Admissions – contact School

Cowley Hill Nursery provides 45 places for children who will be 4 during the school year that they start.  There is a single intake in September.

If you are still looking for a Nursery place we have availability for morning sessions and for all day (30 hours). For September 2023 please complete the interest list form click here to download form.

The options we offer are:

  • Morning Session - 8.30am to 12noon Monday to Friday
  • In addition to the above options places for full time during term time.  Full-time applications can either be purchased at a cost of £12.00 per session charged termly in advance or if entitled and in receipt of the 30 hours government funding.    

For Nursery admissions or enquiries please contact the School direct or complete the attached application form alternatively ask for a copy of the form from the school office.

How are applications considered?

Once the closing date has arrived, we will consider all the applications received. If there are 45  or fewer applications, all applicants will be offered a place. If there are more than 45 applicants,  then the following criteria will be applied:


1. Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan

2. Children looked after, SGO, adopted

3. Children with a particular medical or social need to attend the school

4. Children with a sibling at the school

5. Children who have a parent who works at the school

6. Distance of the child's home from the school.

 (To be eligible for consideration under criteria 1 to 3 you will need to supply documentary       evidence with your application)

 Children offered a place will be expected to attend the nursery five days a week Monday to  Friday during term time.

 Children who are not successful initially will go on a waiting list and will be offered a place if one  becomes available.

How will distances be measured?

 We will use the following online distance measuring tool to calculate the straight line distance  from your home to the school: