Admissions

As a community school we follow the admissions procedures of Hertfordshire Education Authority for both in year admissions (at a time other than September of the academic year in which the child is 5) and admissions into Reception. Details of these can be found on the county website:

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions/

Before applying for a place, we recommend that you visit us to see for yourselves. We welcome visits to the school and an appointment can be made by phoning or emailing the office.

In-Year Admissions are subject to availability of places.

Starting School

This can be an anxious time for both you and your child and we take pride in the way that our new children settle into school. All new children are made to feel welcome and will be given a ‘buddy’ to look after them while they settle in.

Children start the Reception class in the year in which they reach their fifth birthday. There is a phased entry to Reception, with children attending initially until lunchtime, then until after lunchtime. Full attendance is usually achieved by the beginning of the third or fourth week. Children may start full-time from the beginning of September if parents desire it.

Parents, whose child is starting school in the Reception year, are invited to attend a meeting with the class teacher and headteacher. This gives us a chance to make you aware of the school routines and your child can visit his or her new classroom. You will be able to ask questions, buy uniform and you will receive our ‘welcome’ pack.

Admissions for Reception 2017/2018

There will be two open days for parents of pupils due to start school in September 2017. The first will be in November and there will be a second session in January. Dates will be published on this website nearer to the time.

There will be a short welcome from the Headteacher followed by tours of the school. If you are unable to attend either of these sessions, please contact the school office.

As a community school, Windermere Primary follows the admissions arrangements set by the County Council for all Hertfordshire Schools. Details of these arrangements can be found using the link above.