Reception Admissions 2023-24
(for children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019)
If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 they qualify for a full time reception place from September 2023.
Key Dates for Parents
|1 November 2022|
Online system opens for you to apply online.
Oct/Nov /Dec 2022
Open events at schools.
Find individual school details in the schools directory.
15 January 2023
Deadline to apply for a school place.
1 February 2023
3 March 2022
Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week commencing 12 June 2023.
17 April 2023
National allocation day
Notification letters will be posted first class only to parents or carers who applied on paper.
If you applied online, you can use online facilities including appeals and continuing interest.
17-24 April 2023
Continuing interest applications open.
You can add new school preferences for some Hertfordshire schools for the first continuing interest run. Information will be available online on 17 April 2023
|17 April – 1 May 2023|
Continuing interest lists are created.
Applicants with unmet higher preferences will automatically go on the list for those schools.
Parents or carers should confirm this with schools responsible for their own admissions.
|1 May 2023|
Last date for accepting the place offered.
Online applicants must accept the place online.
Paper applicants should return their response form to the Admissions and Transport team.
|8 – 12 May 2023|
First continuing interest run.
We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at the first continuing interest run.
|16 May 2023 (4pm)|
Last date to register an appeal.
|15 – 23 May 2023|
Continuing interest applications open for the second run.
You can add new school preferences for any school for the second continuing interest run.
|23 May 2023|
Last date to register a change of preferences or for new applications to be added for the second continuing interest run.
|12 – 16 June 2023|
Second (and final) continuing interest run.
We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at the second continuing interest run.
|June – July 2023|
If school vacancies occur, places will be filled from remaining continuing interest lists.
|13 June – 18 July 2023|
School place appeals take place during this period.
|23 June 2023|
Continuing interest lists (waiting lists) for junior and middle schools close on 22 June 2023.
To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire junior or middle school, you will need to make an in year application from 23 June 2023.
|21 July 2023|
For further information on key dates, along with a step by step guide to applying, please click here to go to the Hertfordshire Admissions page.
Unsuccessful applicants are able to appeal for a place through the County’s independent appeals procedure.